The following types of manuscripts can be considered for peer-reviewed publication in Weather and Climate Dynamics (WCD):
- Research articles report substantial new results and conclusions from scientific investigations of dynamical processes in the atmosphere within the scope of the journal. Please note that the journal scope is focused on studies with general implications for atmospheric science rather than investigations which are primarily of local interest.
- Review articles summarize the status of knowledge and outline future directions of research within the scope of the journal. Before preparing and submitting a review article, please contact the executive editors by email and provide the topic, the author list, a short statement on the purpose and scope of the review paper, and why it addresses an important gap in the literature. Review articles can be superseded by an updated version in order to incorporate a significant amount of new information (similar to the "living reviews" concept). The new article should contain a direct reference to the preceding article, both in the abstract and introduction sections. Please contact the executive editors if you would like to update your review article. Depending on the subject and further characteristics, review articles are also eligible for inclusion in the Encyclopedia of Geosciences. If you are interested in this option, please see the author instructions and contact the editors of the encyclopedia.
- Meeting summaries are timely, peer-reviewed and concise reports used to disseminate information on recent topical events (e.g., research meetings or educational workshops) of significant scientific interest within the scope of the journal. The focus should be on key outcomes and insights arising from the event. Meeting summaries should have a maximum of 3 figures and/or tables, a maximum of 20 references, and an abstract length not exceeding 100 words. The preferred length is 4 to 8 manuscript pages (in preprint format), including figures and tables but not including references. Additional material can be provided as a supplement. The manuscript title must start with "Meeting summary:".
- WCD Ideas are timely, peer-reviewed and concise communications used to present innovative and well-founded scientific ideas that have not been comprehensively explored. Ideas should have a maximum of 3 figures and/or tables, a maximum of 20 references, and an abstract length not exceeding 100 words. The preferred length is 4 to 8 manuscript pages (in preprint format), including figures and tables but not including references. Innovative animations may be included as a supplement. The manuscript title must start with "WCD Ideas:" and the title should express the essence of the idea.
- Peer-reviewed comments continue the discussion of published papers beyond the limits of immediate interactive discussion. They will usually refer to papers published in WCD, but may refer to papers published in other journals if satisfactory justification is given. They undergo the same process of peer review, publication and interactive discussion as articles, and they are equivalent to the peer-reviewed comments in traditional scientific journals. The manuscript title should start with "Comment on" or "Reply to".
- Corrigenda correct errors in preceding papers. The manuscript title reads as follows: Corrigendum to "TITLE" published in JOURNAL, VOLUME, PAGES, YEAR. Please note that corrigenda are only possible for final revised journal papers and not for the corresponding preprints. Corrigenda have to be submitted to Copernicus Publications within 3 years from the publication date of the original journal article. Should there be reasons for publishing a second corrigendum within these 3 years, the first one will be substituted by a single new corrigendum containing all relevant corrections.