About the Journal
The Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology (EJSSM) is an open-access, international, scientific, formal, online journal for the publication of original and updated research. Through peer reviewed notes and articles, EJSSM serves the community of meteorology concerned with severe storms, including both convective and nonconvective severe weather. EJSSM exists to improve understanding, prediction, preparedness and mitigation of all severe local storm hazards.
The following principles embody the philosophy of EJSSM.
EJSSM encourages open access.
Accepted manuscripts are available to all with internet access immediately upon publication. Accepted manuscripts are subject to only minimal page charges, and lack of ability to pay does not preclude or hamper publication.
EJSSM strives to uphold high standards for published manuscripts.
Submitted manuscripts are welcome from all. The review process is designed to be a constructive and prompt way to improve and approve submitted manuscripts. All manuscripts, however, must maintain the high standards of EJSSM. EJSSM manuscripts are considered formal, peer-reviewed publications.
EJSSM encourages active participation
and debate of our published manuscripts. Reviewers do not maintain their anonymity. Edited versions of the reviews of the manuscript and authors’ responses to substantive comments are published along with the accepted manuscript.
EJSSM strives for rapid dissemination
of research results and immediate feedback online. Authors, reviewers, and editors strive to make the time from initial submission of a manuscript to the final version of the article appearing online be no more than a few months.
Observational Study of Two Norman, Oklahoma Storms with Very Large, Damaging Hail in Long-Hodograph Environments
Katharine M. Kanak and Jerry M. Straka