JMSJ special issue on the Aqua-Planet Experiment Project and related researches

The special issue is published as Volume 91A of Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. The electronic version is here.

The complete list of the submitted papers is here.

Thank you for your contributions!

Scope of the special issue

Contributions should be related to the Aqua-Planet Experiment Project and may include results from the model intercomparison, results of sensitivity studies in individual models, or, theoretical and model studies related to APE.
Participants of the first APE workshop at Reading UK in 2005 and the second APE workshop at Choshi JAPAN in 2007 are strongly encouraged to submit the content of their presentations. The publications of the APE-related presentations at MOCA-09 are also welcome.

Editors of the special issue

Yoshi-Yuki Hayashi (Kobe Univ.), Chief editor
Mike Blackburn (Reading Univ.), Co-chief editor
David Williamson (NCAR), Co-chief editor
Wataru Ohfuchi (ES center, JAMSTEC)
Hisashi Nakamura (Univ. of Tokyo)
Masaki Satoh (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo, Editororial Board of JMSJ)
Masahiro Watanabe (AORI, Univ. of Tokyo, Editororial Board of JMSJ)
Kensuke Nakajima (Kyushu Univ.)
Kotaro Takaya (JAMSTEC) (Guest Editor)

Schedule of Publication

31 July 2011: deadline of submission of manuscripts
August 2011 to November 2011: review and revision
December 2011: publication of the special issue

Information for contributors

The editorial process of the special issue is almost the same as that of the regular issues of JMSJ, except that the manuscript should be sent to the chief editor of the special issue.

  1. Submission of manuscripts
  2. Manuscripts for the special issue should be sent in electric form (in PDF format) to:

    The date of receipt is the day the editor receives the manuscript.
    Authors can suggest a list of five potential reviewers with their e-mail addresses.

    In case the PDF file is extremely large, please notify the chief editor in advance by sending an e-mail to the above address. Alternative method may be arranged.

  3. Limitation of pages and page charges
  4. Reprints
  5. Copyright
  6. The copyright of papers published in the special issue belongs to the Meteorological Society of Japan (MSJ). Authors are requested to submit the Copyright Agreement Form signed by all authors. Detailed instructions will be sent to the corresponding author at the time of publication.

  7. Style of manuscripts
  8. The manuscript must be double spaced on one side only.
    The style of each manuscript should be as follows:

    1. Title, author's name and affiliation: These items should be written on the title page.
    2. Abstract: An abstract is required at the beginning of each manuscript.
    3. Text: The text should be divided into sections, each with a separate heading and numbered consecutively. The section heading should be written on a separate line, e.g., 1. Section; 1.1 Subsection; a. Item; (1)...; (i)...b. Mathematical formulas and equations should be written clearly in the text with ample space above and below.
    4. Acknowledgements
    5. Appendix: Lengthy mathematical analysis or data tabulation should normally be put into an appendix.
    6. References: References should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names, without numbering. The citation of references should be as "according to Okada (1921)" or "as shown by earlier studies (Fujiwara 1923; Horiguchi 1928)." In the list of references, each reference must be complete in the following form. For an article: author(s), year: title of article, title of journal (abbreviated), volume number, pages. For a book: author(s), year, title of book, publisher, page. Abbreviations for journal titles may be obtained by recent issues of the Journal.
    7. Figure legends: Each figure must be provided with an adequate, numbered legend, and all legends should be written together on one or more sheets of paper.
    8. Illustrations: Each figure should be mentioned specifically in the text.

  9. Revision of manuscripts
  10. After judging referees' comments, the Editorial Board may advise authors to revise their manuscripts.

  11. Japanese abstract
  12. The Japanese abstract will be printed separately in Tenki, the monthly bulletin journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. Japanese contributors will be asked to prepare Japanese abstract when the paper is accepted.

    Japaese abstract should contain Japanese title, author's name, and affiliation. The abstract must be easy to understand for readers of Tenki. Therefore, the content of the Japanese abstract is not necessarily the direct translation of the English abstract.

  13. Galley proof
  14. Authors will receive a galley proof of the manuscript but not a page proof.


The publication of the special issue of Journal is supported by the joint G-COE program of Kobe university and Hokkaido Univsersity, "Foundation of International Center for Planetary Science", funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.