About Climate

Aims & Scope

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 as quick as possible and as much detail as possible. 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.

The scope of Climate includes:

Climate Research at Various Spatial and Temporal Scales

  • Global climate
  • Regional climate
  • Urban climate
  • Multiscale climate
  • Polar climate
  • Tropical climate
  • Climate downscaling
  • Climate process and sensitivity studies
  • Climate dynamics
  • Climate variability (Interseasonal, interannual to decadal)
  • Feedbacks between local, regional, and global climate change
  • Anthropogenic climate change
  • Climate and monsoon
  • Cloud and precipitation predictions
  • Past, present, and projected climate change
  • Hydroclimate

Interdisciplinary Climate Research

  • Interactions among atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere
  • Interactions among trace gas-, water- and energy-cycles
  • Climate- chemistry interactions
  • Aerosol-cloud-radiation-climate-precipitation feedbacks
  • Impact of climate on land cover and land use changes
  • Impact of climate on air quality and pollution
  • Impact of climate on short-term extreme events (e.g., heat and cold waves)
  • Impact of climate on wildfire
  • Impact of climate on water quality and resources
  • Impact of climate on ecosystem
  • Impact of climate on human health
  • Impact of climate on food production
  • Impact of climate on economy
  • Impact of climate on society
  • Impact of climate on human lifestyle

Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Climate policies and strategies
  • Sustainability and clean energy
  • Energy, fuel, emission, and air pollution
  • Geoengineering
  • Policies and strategies for green growth
  • Policies and analyses of carbon markets
  • Urban policy and planning
  • Urban vulnerability to adverse climate change
  • Urban adaptation to global climate change
  • Win-win air pollution control and climate mitigation strategies

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 iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Climate will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2022 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

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Editorial Office

Ms. Yedda Wang
Managing Editor

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