About Climate


Climate (ISSN 2225-1154) is an independent, international and multi-disciplinary open access journal focusing on climate processes of the earth, covering all scales and involving modelling and observation methods. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodical details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.

Subject Areas

The journal is dedicated to publish original research articles in the field of climatology with a focus on:

  • interactions, e.g.:
    - between trace gas-, water- and energy-cycles
    - of land-atmosphere and ocean-atmosphere
    - land cover changes
  • impacts, e.g.:
    - on human health, water resources, food production, sustainability and energy
    - on short-term extreme events
  • policy and strategies, e.g.:
    - of green growth
    - of carbon markets
  • interseasonal, interannual to decadal climate variability

Climate regularly publishes special issues on relevant and timely topics. Be sure to check our website for an updated list of special issues: www.mdpi.com/journal/climate.

Special interests are on uncertainty and new and unconventional methods (e.g. satellite / remote sensing) for climate model evaluation and/or improvement. Additionally, publications concerning new statistical methods for analysis of climatology are encouraged.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Climate is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

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