New Journal: Weather, Climate, and Society

Dear colleagues,

let me make you aware of the new journal “Weather, Climate, and Society”– published by the American Meteorological Society.  The first issue will appear this month, and I cordially invite you to submit your manuscripts (details at

The explicit aim is to focus on the nexus of climate and weather, on the one hand, and society, on the other.  The journal is open to a wide range of submissions across the academic spectrum.  As an associate editor, I would be particularly glad to see submissions from the political science, international relations, public policy, economics, and related fields (see below).

If you have any questions, please contact me.  I reprint the announcement below.

Detlef Sprinz
Associated Editor, Weather, Climate, and Society

Weather, Climate, and Society

Vol. 1, 2009
Quarterly, first issue scheduled for Fall 2009

Weather, Climate, and Society, a quarterly journal of the American Meteorological Society, publishes scientific research and analysis on the interactions of weather and climate with society.  The journal encompasses economic, policy, institutional, social, behavioral, and international research, including mitigation and adaptation to weather and climate change.  Articles may focus on a broad range of topics at the interface of weather and/or climate and society, including the socioeconomic, policy, or technological influences on weather and climate, the socioeconomic or cultural impacts of weather and climate, ethics and equity issues associated with weather, climate, and society, and the historical and cultural contexts of weather, climate, and society.  Because of the interdisciplinary subject matter, articles that involve both natural/physical scientists and social scientists are particularly encouraged.

In the atmospheric and related sciences communities page charges, generally funded by grants, are a standard part of the publication process.  Together with subscriptions they comprise the bulk of the revenue used to pay for the production, composition, and publication costs.  We expect many of the authors of papers for Weather, Climate, and Society to be from the social and behavioral science communities.  AMS recognizes that many WCAS authors have no funding for the publication process; AMS will not expect these authors to pay page charges. If you are an author without publication funding support, we ask that you follow the instructions in the upload process for submitting a manuscript and applying for a waiver of the page charges. Note that waivers can be for part or all of the charges; if some authors have funding and some do not the charges can be split and partially waived.

The AMS is thrilled to be publishing Weather, Climate, and Society and welcomes your submission.


Detlef F. Sprinz, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Potsdam Institute
Scientific Committee, European Environment Agency

PIK – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods (RD IV)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam, Germany

Voice:  +49 (331) 288-2555/-2035 (secr.)
Fax:     +49  (331) 288-2037

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