International Journal of Climatology
Copyright © 2013 Royal Meteorological Society
Edited By: Dr Radan Huth
Impact Factor: 2.906
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 17/71 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)
Online ISSN: 1097-0088
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Online submission system for the International Journal of Climatology
IJOC's online submission system allows authors to upload their files through the IJOC website. In addition the system allows authors to check the status of their paper throughout the peer review process.
New users will need to create an account within the system, a 3-step process that takes a matter of minutes to complete. Log-in information is sent via email immediately upon completion. Manuscript submission takes place in just 7 screens and is a simple, intuitive process. Visit the following URL to start your submission:
For enquiries regarding submission please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see:
Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.
See the Copyright Transfer Agreement and Open Access Agreement section below for further information regarding OnlineOpen.
General submission instructions
Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere while they are under consideration by the Journal.
File types. We ask that you submit MS Word or RTF (Rich Text Format) for your main document. Your figures should be in TIFF (Tagged Image Format), or EPS (Encapsulated PostScript). For the purposes of review the files you upload will be automatically converted by the system into an HTML format and PDF. The PDF will be a single concatenated file generated from the separate files you upload. Other file types may be uploaded but may not convert properly to PDF. Please check the PDF carefully before finally submitting.
We do not recommend submitting LaTeX files but if you do we require a .pdf file of the manuscript for use by the reviewers. In addition, when submitting the final revision, you must also upload your TeX source files, including all figure files and any .bib or .bbl files. For the source files you should use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review".
Please note: This journal does not accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents at this time. Please use Word's "Save As" option to save your document as a .doc file type. If you try to upload a Word 2007 document you will be prompted to save .docx files as .doc files.
Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English. All submissions including book reviews must be double-line spaced and have a margin of 3cm all round. Tables should be included at the end of the main document. Illustrations should not be included in the main document but uploaded as separate files.
- The title page must list the full title, short title of up to 70 characters, and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
- Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
- Supply an abstract of up to 300 words for all articles except book reviews. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
- Include up to eight key words that describe your paper for indexing purposes.
- We do not allow footnotes to be used within JOC articles. Any such information should be incorporated into the main text of the article.
- It is strongly recommended that authors take into consideration the Wiley Author Services guidelines on search engine optimization (SEO) when writing their title, abstract and key words, in order to achieve the best online discoverability for their article.
The submission of short communications is encouraged. These are papers of less than 3500 words of text with a limited number of figures describing in brief research in progress, new research results and innovative analysis techniques which are fast-tracked through the production and publishing processes.
Reference style. References should be quoted in the text as name and year within brackets e.g. (Collins, 1993) and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a, Collins, 1998b). Where three or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998).
All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the DOIfor the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:
Bigg GR, Jickells TD, Liss PS, Osborn TJ. 2003. The role of the oceans in climate. International Journal of Climatology 23: 1127-1159. DOI: 10.1002/joc.926.
Isaaks EH, Srivaslava RM. 1989. Applied Geostatistics. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Illustrations. Figures should be professionally drawn, photographed and digitised; freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable. Supply each illustration as a separate file, with the lead author's name; the figure number; the top of the figure indicated. Tints are not acceptable; lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Supply artwork at the intended size for printing,which must not exceed 245mm x 170mm. No text, descriptions of lines or formulae should appear within figure areas; all this information should be in the figure legends. Labels for components of figures should appear outside the figure area, and be of the form (a), (b) etc.
Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text. If a figure has been previously published, acknowledge the original source.
Figures should ideally be supplied (uploaded) as .EPS, .PDF or .TIF files in RGB or greyscale mode with no profile embedded and no layers. All illustrations should be supplied in the correct resolution and format. .EPS and .PDF are scalable vector formats, and do not have a specific resolution in dpi.
- Black-and-white and colour photographs: 300 dpi in .TIF format
- Graphs and line drawings etc: ideally as a vector image in .EPS or .PDF format, or 900 dpi in .TIF format
- Combinations of black-and-white or colour photographs and line drawings: .EPS format (embedded photographic images should be at 300 dpi), 900 dpi in .TIF format
In addition to saving files in these formats and resolutions, authors must also perform a visual check of all figures, to ensure that all images, text and labelling appear clearly and are not grainy or pixelated. Information on how best to prepare publication-quality electronic graphics is available from the Wiley-Blackwell Author Services website at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp
Authors should be careful to check that their colour images will reproduce faithfully in CMYK print before submission.
Colour charges. The cost of printing colour illustrations in the journal is £250 for the first page and then £150 per page thereafter, to be charged to the author. If colour illustrations are supplied electronically in either TIFF or EPS format, they may be used in the PDF of the article at no cost to the author, even if this illustration was printed in black and white in the journal. The PDF will appear on the Wiley Online Library site. When displaying figures in colour in the PDF only, we cannot work with separate black and white and colour versions of the artwork, so please supply colour artwork that can be printed in black and white (for example, a key with continuous progression from light to dark would work best when converted to black and white - do not use a range from dark blue to dark red, as the extremes will not be distinguishable in greyscale). Indicate on the manuscript which figures are to be in colour online and which are intended for colour in print.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the authors to calculate and anticipate these charges based on the number of colour pages in the proof. Colour charges will be invoiced when the article is published online.
Publication charges. Publication in International Journal of Climatology is free to authors and the journal does not make any publication charges or page charges (other than the colour printing charges described above).
Plagiarism checking. International Journal of Climatology employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.
Data policy. Policy_on_availability_of_data.pdf
Copyright Transfer Agreement and Open Access Agreement
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.
For authors signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement.
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the Copyright Transfer Agreement to sign. The terms and conditions of the Copyright Transfer Agreement can be previewed here: CTA Terms and Conditions. Please do not complete this PDF until you are prompted to login into Author Services as described above.
Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version Funder arrangements
Certain funders, including the NIH, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.
Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement
For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
- Creative Commons Attribution License OAA Creative Commons Attribution
- Non-Commercial License OAA Creative Commons Attribution
- Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA
To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html
If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement
Permissions. If the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from online or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the Wiley Permission Request Form. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain. To obtain or query permission for material published by Wiley please email: email@example.com
Pre-Submission English-language Editing. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at www.blackwellpublishing.com/bauthor/english_language.asp Japanese authors can also find a list of local English improvement services at http://www.wiley.com.jp/journals/editcontribute.html All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.
Proofs will be sent as PDF to the author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of corrections is preferred, preferably within two days of receipt. Proof corrections should be made using the Adobe Reader e-annotation facility and returned via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (information on using e-annotation is available here). Please check this proof thoroughly and answer all queries raised by the copyeditor and typesetter. This will be the final quality check of your article.
Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only (unless otherwise stated). Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Further reprints of your article may be ordered from http://offprint.cosprinters.com/wiley. There is no page charge to authors.