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Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

Co-sponsored by

Chinese National Committee for International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Meteorological Society

Associated with

International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

A Regular Corporation & Institutional Member of 

American Meteorological Society

Journal scope

AAS is an international journal on the dynamics, physics, and chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans. It covers the latest achievements and developments in the atmospheric sciences, including marine meteorology and geophysics, as well as the theoretical and applied areas of these disciplines.

Papers on weather systems, numerical weather prediction, climate dynamics and variability, satellite meteorology, remote sensing, air chemistry and the boundary layer, clouds, and weather modification can be found in the journal. Papers describing the application of new mathematics or new instruments are also considered.

Abstracted and indexed by:

Science Citation Index; Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts; CAB Abstracts; Chinese Journals Full-Text Database/Science-Engineering (A); Wanfang Data/ Fundamental Sciences/Geoscience; and VIP Information/Chinese Scientific Journals Database

Five good reasons to publish in AAS:

Indexed in the world’s top databases, including the “Science Citation Index” (SCI), in which it has the highest Impact Factors among peer-reviewed Atmospheric Sciences journals based in Asia (Thomson Reuters, 2014).

Co-published by world-renowned publishers: Springer and Science Press.

Fair and rigorous refereeing, operated to the highest international standards and supervised by an international editorial board using Thomson Reuters’ ScholarOne peer-review management system.

Accelerated Early Online Release (EOR) to make your work available to the research community with no delay.

Open Choice to allow your research to reach a wider readership.

Recent highlights

In May 2008, named AAS a Rising Star among Geosciences journal.

Editor-in-charge policy was introduced in 2009.

Thomson-ScholarOne peer-review management system was launched in 2011 to facilitate the online review process.

Number of downloads from SpringerLink is 70,404 in 2016.

Journal statistics

Impact Factor (2011, Journal Citation Reports): 0.987.

Impact Factor (2012, Journal Citation Reports): 1.338.

Impact Factor (2013, Journal Citation Reports): 1.459.

Impact Factor (2014, Journal Citation Reports): 1.479.  

Impact Factor (2015, Journal Citation Reports): 1.363.  

Impact Factor (2016, Journal Citation Reports): 1.504. 

Impact Factor (2017, Journal Citation Reports): 1.869.


Types of submissions considered include Article, Note, and Correspondence. Online submission ( is required. Please visit "Author Guide" for further details.

How to order

ISSN print edition: 0256-1530; ISSN electronic edition: 1861-9533

Please contact us by email before ordering.

North and South

Other regions and countries:

AAS Editorial Office

P. O. Box 9804 
Beijing 100029, China

Telephone: +86-10-82995054, 82995055

Fax: +86-10-82995053

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