Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines below. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

If needed, OJS provides more information about author workflow and using this site.

Author Guidelines

1. Parts of a Manuscript

Submitted manuscripts should be less than or equal to 32 pages of text (title page, abstract, body of text, and acknowledgements). If an author wishes to submit a manuscript longer than this, a letter to the Chief Editor must be submitted at the time of the manuscript submission explaining why a longer manuscript should be considered. EJSSM strongly encourages authors to submit shorter, rather than longer, manuscripts.

All submissions to EJSSM must contain the following parts in the following order. Refer to the Microsoft Word template (available online at for the proper formatting.

  1. Header containing the title of the article, authors, their affiliations, type of submission (e.g., Article, Note, Correspondence), name of journal (i.e., Electronic Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology), date of submission, corresponding author name, mailing address, and email address.
  2. Abstract summarizing the paper in 250 words or less.
  3. Text, with figure and table embedded at the paragraph break nearest to the location of first citation. For figures, standard web animations in .gif, .swf or .mpeg file formats are acceptable. (Please write the editor regarding other formats.) Stand-alone copies of images, animations and animation poster images (static) must be uploaded as supplemental files to facilitate the HTML presentation of the article.
  4. Acknowledgments, if any.
  5. Appendices, if any.
  6. References follow the format specified in the EJSSM reference guide at

2. Style

Refer to the American Meteorological Society’s Author’s Guide online for specifics about the required style of submitted manuscripts not specifically addressed by this document.

One difference between the American Meteorological Society’s Author’s Guide and the style adopted by EJSSM is the hyphenation of “sea-level pressure” in EJSSM.

We strongly encourage authors to consult the guidelines for reviewers, especially Review Guildlines Part A. Scientific Content. This will help them to understand the content standards to which manuscripts will be held.

3. Responding to Reviewer Comments

When responding to reviewer comments, the author will divide the responses into two sections: substantive and technical. Substantive comments refer to a manuscript's scientific content, including the overall quality of the presentation. Technical comments refer to minor issues, such as suggested rewording of sentences or phrases, identifying spelling errors, typographical errors, punctuation, grammar, and so on. In responding, the authors should provide a point-by-point response to each separate critical comment. The reason for the distinction between substantive and technical is that substantive comments and the author's responses will be appended to the article at the time of publication. Technical comments will not be appended. 

4. Cost to Author

Cost to the author for an accepted manuscript is $200 for up to 50MB. These charges serve as the EJSSM’s primary means of support, covering Hosting and DOI fees, among other expenses. Cost for larger files is determined on a case-by-case basis. These charges serve as the EJSSM's primary means of support. However, inability to pay should not preclude the opportunity to publish. Grants or exemptions may apply to hardship cases. Checks should be made payable to E-Journals of Meteorology and sent to: E-Journals of Meteorology P.O. Box 5043 Norman, OK 73070-5043.

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Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file for review is in Microsoft Word, or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), RTF file format. Accepted final draft is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click. Such URLs should be on nonperishable web sites.
  4. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines section above.
  6. Stand-alone copies of image.evobs (.jpg, .png, .gif, .swf or .mpeg file formats - please write the editor regarding other formats), animations, and animation poster (static) images are ready to be uploaded as supplemental files.


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