Publication Policies

The Journal of Clouds and Aerosols (JCAR) publish according to the following policies and processes

Publication policy

  • Publication of high quality research papers with significant originality.
  • All papers that appear in the Articles section are peer reviewed by at least two reviewers.
  • On-line Open Access publishing of all articles which for the general public reader means there is no charge to access any of the articles. 
  • Publications appear in on-line form only.
  • Publications appear in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC BY 3.0).  Under this license the copyright remains with the author.
  • Article Processing Charges (APCs) are reasonably priced to ensure wide access to publishing.    Financial support is available for certain circumstances by writing to the Editor-in-Chief.   

Peer review process

  • The Journal uses a largely traditional peer review process in which a minimum of two blind reviews are used by the editor to make a decision.
  • In addition, the Journal offers an additional option if the Authors so wish.   They are given the choice to list submissions in a section entitled ‘Manuscripts in review’ whilst the peer review is taking place.     Readers are welcome to submit comments and reviews to the editor regarding papers listed in the ‘Manuscripts in Review’ section.  These unsolicited reviews/comments will be included in the review process and will be passed to the author for consideration and will evaluate the response. 
  • Solicited and unsolicited reviews remain blind and do not appear on the website.   
  • Note: manuscripts displayed in the section ‘Manuscripts in review’ are removed once a decision has been made.    Rejected papers are archived and accepted papers are removed once the accepted article is displayed in the Articles section.

For Editors

The Journal Editors follow the COPE guidelines which outline the duties and responsibilities of editors, including: (for full text see http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/New_Code.pdf/):

  • The strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
  • Strive to constantly improve their journal;
  • Have processes in place to assure the quality of the material they publish;
  • Champion freedom of expression;
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
  • Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards;
  • Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.