New Formal Journal in Meteorology

Announcement: Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology

The Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology (EJSSM) is a new, formally refereed, open access, scientific journal devoted to many aspects of the meteorology of severe weather.

Our website is:

Papers on theory, prediction methods and techniques, causes, impacts, and measuring and monitoring in the following areas of severe weather are particularly welcome (the list is neither exhaustive, nor rank-ordered):

  1. Any and all types of severe convective weather
  2. Lightning and related storm electrification
  3. Severe local storm effects produced in tropical and winter weather systems
  4. Storm damage analysis and mitigation, human or environmental
  5. Scientific documentation and analysis of extreme and/or rare events
  6. Forecast development and verification concepts
  7. Climatology of and/or influencing severe storm events
  8. Severe winter storms, including heavy snow, ice, and damaging wind
  9. Heavy rainfall events, convective and nonconvective
  10. Pyroconvective storms and fire storms

This is an open-access, online journal similar to those already available for many other branches of science in the U.S., and for some facets of meteorology in Europe. The final publication fee will be surprisingly small for a formal journal and very affordable even for graduate students and those on tight publication budgets ($50 flat for 50 MB and smaller files, grants or exemptions available for hardship cases).

All accepted articles will be available online at no cost to readers and archived for future retrieval and citation. Readers who want to be notified about newly published works can sign up for the automated email notice, sent whenever a new article is posted.

Please consider EJSSM for your formal submissions related to those areas, and spread the word to your colleagues about this groundbreaking new path for severe storms science.

EJSSM is run by a parent, nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing free and open access to the very latest findings in severe weather science.

For more details please visit the EJSSM and E-Journals of Meteorology web site (

We welcome any questions, ideas or comments you may have.

Roger Edwards
Editor in Chief, EJSSM

Dr. David M. Schultz
Assistant Editor, EJSSM


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