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Mathematics of Climate and Weather Forecasting

Edited by: Boualem Khouider

Started as a branch of mathematical physics and scientific computing, contemporary applied mathematics has grown up tremendously in the last few decades to involve other disciplines such us biology and climate change.

While math biology has become a branch of its own and has created its own journals and conferences, mathematicians and physicists working in the area of climate change and weather forecasting are scattered between traditional applied math and physics journals or in journals devoted to the discipline of application. It is often a challenge for such authors to find a journal that would accept articles that address both the scientific issues and the complicated mathematical methods and physical concepts involved. The aim of Mathematics of Climate and Weather Forecasting (MCWF) is to fill this gap.

MCWF is a new, fully peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles that use new or existing mathematical methods in climate change science and weather forecasting. The scope included, but is not limited to, numerical methods, stochastic processes, PDE analysis, time series analysis, data filtering and assimilation, applied to any topic of atmosphere and ocean sciences.

Both original research and comprehensive review articles are welcome.

There are currently no publication fees, and the journal is free for both authors and readers.

The journal publishes on a continuous basis - accepted papers are quickly published online after the technical editing process is finished, with no other delay.

Why submit

The journal on Mathematics of Climate and Weather Forecasting becomes a natural publishing option for authors focusing on mathematics of weather and climate forecasting and a hub that integrating the relevant research community.
The journal provides:

  • Publication of original research, reviews and news in the rapidly expanding fields of numerical weather prediction, meteorological modeling and climate forecasting
  • Special attention to the mathematical basis of weather and climate modelling and forecasting
  • Broad coverage of related research, from the theoretical foundations to the latest research trends and applications
  • International forum for the dissemination of research results
  • Fast, fair and constructive review provided by internationally recognized peers
  • Quick online publication after the manuscript acceptance
  • Long-time preservation of the journal contents (secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico).
  • No publication or submission fees

Past Topical Issues
Topical Issue on Stochasticity and Organization of Tropical Convection
Guest Editors:
Andrew J. Majda, New York University, USA
Chidong Zhang, University of Miami, USA

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Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/mcwf. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at MCWF.editorial@degruyter.com.

Please note that the journal is currently free for both authors and readers - there are no submission or publication fees.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

  • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
  • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
  • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
  • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
  • be delivered in electronic format.

The journal accepts the following publication formats:

  • Research Articles
  • Communications and Rapid Communications
  • Reviews and Mini-Reviews

Cover Letter
It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

The letter should contain all important details such as:

  • your full name (submitted by)
  • full title of article and short title
  • full list of authors with affiliations
  • e-mail of the corresponding author
  • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
  • number of attached files, if there is more than one
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

Formatting Requirements
Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

Conflict of interest declaration
To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Journal Editor.

Open Access License
Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the journal webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

Journal Editor
Boualem Khouider, University of Victoria, Canada

Editorial Advisory Board
Henk A. Dijkstra, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Michael Ghil, University of California, Los Angeles, USA and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Christian Jakob, Monash University, Australia
Hans G. Kaper, Georgetown University and Argonne National Laboratory, USA
George Kiladis, NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
Rupert Klein, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Andrew J. Majda, New York University, USA
Mitchell Moncrieff, NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Leslie Smith, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Roger Temam, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Edriss Titi, Texas A&M, USA, and Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Joseph Tribbia, NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Chidong Zhang, University of Miami, USA
Francis Zwiers, Pacific Institute for Climate Consortium, University of Victoria, Canada

Associate Editors
Lucy Campbell, Carleton University, Canada
Christian Franzke, University of Hamburg, Germany
Matthias Hieber, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Ebrahim Hoteit, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Valerio Lucarini, University of Hamburg, Germany
Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
Samuel Stechmann, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Wen-wen Tung, Purdue University, USA
Wen Zhou, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Assistant Editor
Bruno Lebon, University of Greenwich, UK

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