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As a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Advances in Atmospheric Sciences conforms to Code of Conducts and Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, and is committed to publishing original work by the named author or authors.

Copyright information

As soon as an article is submitted, authors will be requested to assign copyright of the article (or to grant exclusive publication and dissemination rights) to the publisher (respective the owner if other than Springer). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

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For Authors

Submission must be an original contribution by the named author or authors, and it has never been published before. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are considered unethical, and the bibliography information should be clearly annotated in the references. The data should be true, non-deceptive, and no fudging or plagiarism as well as other academic misconduct action. All authors should be contributors to the work. There’s no dispute in the author order, and the corresponding author should ensure that publication of the paper be authorized by the other authors. Alteration of the author order before publication should be consented by all authors to ensure the accuracy of all authors’ rights.  Author warrants that submission does not reveal any national secrets. Funds information should be indicated in the manuscript. Support or aid for the publication of the work by persons having no author qualifications should be clearly stated in the acknowledgement. We are against any unethical publishing behavior (e.g. fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, duplicate submission, etc.). If the misconduct is found, sanctions will include: retracting the paper, informing the authors’ institute, issuing online and printed announcement, and banning the submissions from authors for three years.

For Readers

While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein. All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, on video disks, etc., without first obtaining permission from the publisher (respective the copyright owner if other than Springer). The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

Please note that a reviewer's comments are for the author(s) only and the copyright belongs to the respective reviewer. Authors are not allowed to post these comments anywhere.

For Reviewers

Peer reviewers’ identities are protected and material submitted to the journal remains confidential while under review. For paper with conflicts in interests or having shared benefits, avoidance of peer review is required.

For Editors

Editors must ensure the justice of review and reduce bias and avoid publication with academic misconducts, including plagiarism/self-plagiarism. Quality of reviewing tasks by reviews/editorial board members should be truthfully recorded and evaluated. Make recommendation (revision, rejection or acceptance) based on the merits, originality, and relevance of the paper. The author’s appeal on the final decision is accepted.