Information for Authors
Submitting a manuscript to Meteorologica for consideration in any section of the journal implies that all the Authors agree with the journal’s Editorial Policy which are published in this website.
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscirpts must be submitted to the journal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, accompanied by a cover letter including the name and email address of the author/s and a list of possible reviewers.
Meteorologica does not apply article submission charges
Type of publication
They are complete and original contributions within the general topic of Meteorologica. Research papers are peer reviewed contributions.
The cost of the articles depend on the number of words and figures and/or tables. The number of words are counted from the Abstract to do Acknowledgements.
If any condition is exceeded (number of words and/or figures and tables) the article would entry in the more expensive category.
Articles received after 08/01/2022 have no publication cost
It is recommended that articles DO NOT exceed 9,000 words and 15 figures and/or tables.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
You can download the template with the edition rules of the journal.
- Manuscripts must be submitted to the journal e-mail account: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com . A cover letter should be attached to the submitted manuscript including the name and address of the author / s and suggesting potential reviewers for the submitted manuscript.
- The manuscript must be written in Microsoft Office Word 2003 or higher default format (i.e. doc or docx).
- The manuscript must be written in a single column with a 1.5 line spacing, using Times New Roman font with a size of 11 characters per inch and The manuscript should include consecutive line and page numbers in order to simplify the review process.
- Articles must be written in English or Spanish. Writing style should be concise writing, simple and consistent throughout the manuscript.
- The article must include a header, an abstract, and then the body of work, which should be organized with the following structure: Introduction, Data and Methods, Results and Conclusions and bibliography. These sections should be numbered consecutively using arabic numbers. Please check the following Word template for an example on how to prepare the manuscript.
- The header consists of: a) title in capital letters, b) names of the authors, c) affiliation and home town (city and country) for each of the authors, d) e-mail and name of the corresponding author.
- The abstract will be written in Spanish and English, if the title is in Spanish, then the English abstract will be preceded by the title of the manuscript in English. If the title is in English, then the Spanish abstract will be preceded by the title of the manuscript in Spanish. The abstract should be concise and have a maximum length of 350 words. Both abstract should say essentially the same. After the abstract the authors should add up to 5 keywords related with the topic of the article. Keywords in Spanish and English has to be provided.
- Figures, maps, illustrations and tables Figures. Figures, illustrations and tables should be included at the end of the text each one on a separate page. They will be referred in the text using consecutive Arabic numbers. Tables will be referred in the text using consecutive Roman numbers. Each figure, illustration and table must have a explanatory caption that will be included immediately after the figure. If they are reproductions of previously published work, they should specify the corresponding reference and have been granted the permission from the copyright holder. Once accepted the manuscript, the final version of the figures and tables should be sent in separate PNG, JPG or JPEG format and named according to the numbering with which they are cited in the text (i.e. Figure_1.png, Figure_2. png). Multi panel figures should be included in a single file. (the panels will not be accepted separately).
- Formulas and Symbols should be written clearly. The Equation Editor should be used. When necessary, they can be referred using consecutive Arabic numbers. For the expression of numbers, a comma is used to indicates decimal fractions and the point indicates the thousands. Eg 3,24; 3.900. When large numbers has to be expressed, the use of scientific notation is recommended.
- Acronyms can be used to avoid repeating long names (i.e. institutions, projects, datasets, instruments etc.), but their meaning has to be indicated the first time the acronym is used in the text.
- For manuscript written in Spanish, spelling and grammatical use of Spanish should follow the latest version of the Spanish Royal Academy of Arts rules.
- Acknowledgements are included before the references preceded by the title “Acknowledgements “, without number. In this section authors has to declare all the funding sources that support the research reported in the manuscript as well as any other contribution that has made to the work.
- Annexes, to include detailed methodological aspects which might not be fundamental for the comprehension of the manuscript or to describe side aspects of the research that do not relate directly with the main objective of the papers, authors may include annexes that will be referred in the text using consecutive capital letters. Authors are requested to keep the number of annexes as low as possible.
- Citations can be included in the text in different ways. If the author’s name is part of a phrase, the year of publication should be included after their names in parenthesis according to the following examples: … Matsuno (1970 )… Hosking and Karoly (1981) … Paegle et al. (1983). If the author’s name is not part of the sentence, the author’s name and the year of publication should be included within parenthesis according to the following examples: (Matsuno, 1970)… (Hoskins and Karoly, 1981) … (Paegle et al. 1983). If several papers has to be cited, they should be separated by commas and in chronological order: … (Matsuno, 1970; Paegle et al., 1983).
- References are presented after the acknowledgments under the heading “REFERENCES”, sorted alphabetically by first author. When jobs include more than one author, the first author himself, will be sorted alphabetically by the surname of the second author and so on. References by the same authors are ordered chronologically, and if there are more than one published on the same year a lowercase letter should be added after the year (… 1991a, 1991b,…). …
- Books: Indicate the surname and initials of authors’ names, year of publication, book title, volume, publisher, edition, publisher, and number of pages. In the case of books that bring together works by various authors, state the title of the article or chapter before quoting the title of the book.
Pasquill, A.Ş and Smith, F.B., 1983. Atmospheric diffusion. Third Edition, Ellis Horwood Ltd. 437 pp.
Thom, A.S., 1975. Momentum, mass and heat exchange of plant communities. Vegetation and the atmosphere. Vol.I, J.L. Ed Monteith, Academic Press, pp. 57-109.
- Journal and publications: the surname and initials of authors’ names, year of publication, title of the work, journal name, volume, issue and pages.
Bohren, C.F. y Battan, L.J., 1982. Radar backscattering of microwaves by spongy ice spheres. J. Atmos. Sci., 39, 4, 2623-2628.
- Dataset: Datasets that meets the requirements of Meteorologica data policies can be cited as: author(s), title of data set, access number or code, data centre, location, country, and date.