Guide for Authors

Plateau Meteorology is a comprehensive journal in the field of atmospheric science, focusing on new achievements, viewpoints, and developments in atmospheric science, especially in disciplines such as Tibetan Plateau meteorology and mountain meteorology. It also covers theories, observations, forecasting methods, and content related to global climate change, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric lightning, and other relevant subjects. The journal serves as an academic platform to promote the development of atmospheric science and facilitate international academic exchanges.

I. Points to Note

1. The journal adopts an online submission system and does not accept email submissions. Authors should log in to for online submission. Upload the manuscript and the "Copyright Transfer Agreement" signed by all authors to the submission system. The editorial department starts the review process upon receiving both the "Copyright Transfer Agreement" and the manuscript.

2. Provide the contact person's mailing address, postal code, phone number, and email address during submission. Authors only need to register once, and they should remember their login name and password. If the password is forgotten, it can be retrieved from the website or by calling the editorial department. Refer to the "Instructions for Authors' Submission" for specific submission steps.

3. Authors should carefully fill in manuscript-related information, including Chinese and English titles, Chinese and English abstracts, names and affiliations of all authors, funding projects, and upload the Word version of the manuscript. Incomplete information will not be accepted.

4. Authors bear full responsibility for the content. The editorial department has the right to make technical and linguistic modifications to the submitted manuscripts. Substantial content modifications require the author's consent, and those who do not agree with modifications should specify.

5. Avoid multiple submissions. If no acceptance notice is received within 6 months from the date of submission, authors may handle the manuscript themselves after confirming with the editorial department unless otherwise agreed.

II. Fee Information

1. After the manuscript is accepted, the editorial department will charge corresponding APC and provide reasonable remuneration (including CDs and online versions) to the authors, along with several complimentary copies of the journal.

2. The APC is charged at the rate of CNY400  per page, color pages are charged separately. Color charges: CNY 800 per page.

III. Manuscript Requirements

1. Clearly stated arguments, concise language, organized structure, reliable data, and clear and concise figures and tables are required. Each article should be no more than 8,000 to 10,000 Chinese characters. The full text must include the article title (not exceeding 20 Chinese characters), author names, affiliations, postal codes, Chinese abstract (approximately 800 Chinese characters), 3-5 Chinese keywords, Chinese Library Classification Numbers, introduction, main text, conclusions and discussions, acknowledgments, references, English title, structured English abstract (1000-1500 English words), and English keywords. For specific details, download the "Plateau Meteorology Manuscript Template and Chinese-English Abstract Guidelines(Chinese Version)."

2. Only list major contributors in the manuscript. The first and corresponding authors should provide a brief biography (name, gender, birth year, hometown, degree or title, main research areas, and email address). Note: Graduate students must indicate their graduation time at the top of the manuscript; otherwise, the manuscript will not be accepted. Please specify funded projects and their numbers.

3. Include no more than 8 figures in the manuscript. Figures should have smooth and clear lines, with text and symbols in the figures matching the size of the main text. Chinese national borders in maps must match those published by the SinoMap Press, including Taiwan and the South China Sea islands. Coordinate names (or symbols) and units must be indicated on the vertical and horizontal axes of the graphs. All figures and tables should have both Chinese and English titles and explanations. For detailed instructions, refer to the "Plateau Meteorology Manuscript Figure Specification (Chinese Version)" on the journal's website. Note: All maps must have an approval number, and latitude and longitude must be marked on all four sides; otherwise, the manuscript will not be accepted.

4. Use three-line tables for attached tables, placed at appropriate locations in the text. The structure of the table should be concise, with units indicated after each column parameter.

5. Latin letters and symbols in the manuscript must distinguish between uppercase and lowercase, regular or italicized font, and have clear distinctions in super and subscripts. Mathematical formulas, symbols, and units of physical quantities must comply with national and international standards. Scientific terms and names should use the terminology approved by China National Committee for Terminology in Science and Technology. Measurement unit names should be based on the national legal measurement units and represented by international symbols.

6. Reference lists should include only the main literature related to the article, with approximately 25-40 references for research articles and 30-60 references for review articles. Unpublished data and "personal communications" should not be cited but can be mentioned parenthetically in the text. Citations must be accurate according to the regulations of GB/T7714-2005 "Rules for Bibliographic References at the End of Text." The journal adopts the "author-year system," and all references should be arranged alphabetically.

Based on the requirements of the "Data Norm for Retrieval and Evaluation of Chinese Academic Journals (CD) issued by the National Press and Publication Administration of the People's Republic of China on January 12, 1999," and based on the actual situation of the journal, the references at the end of the article are recorded in the following format: Identification codes for reference types and media according to GB3469-83 "Code for Types and Media of Literature" are identified in single letters. They are: General Book [M]; Conference Proceedings [C]; Compilation [G]; Newsarticle [N]; Journal [J]; Thesis [D]; Report [R]; Standard [S]; Patent [P]; Other [Z]; Online Database [DB/OL]; Magnetic Tape [DB/MT]; CD Book [M/CD]; Online Journal [J/OL]; Online Announcement [EB/OL]; Online Book [M/OL]. The specific format is as follows:


Pinto O, Pinto I,Ferro M A S, et al, 2013. A study of the long-term variability of thunder storm days in southeast Brazil[J]. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118(11): 5231-5246. DOI: 10.1002/ jgrd. 50282(Please note that the full name of the English journal must be provided.)


Vitousek P M, 2004. Nutrient Cycling and Limitation: Hawaiiasa Model System[M]. Princeton: Princeton University Press.


Goldman J C, Glibert P M, 1983. Kinetics of inorganic nitrogen uptake by phytoplankton[C]// Carpenter E J, Capone D G, Eds. Nitrogen in the Marine Environment. New York: Academic Press, 233-274.


[电子文献]KingDM,MazzottaMJ,2000.Ecosystemvaluation[M/OL].[2022-01-11]. http://

For the recording format of other literature, please refer to recent publications of the journal.

8) Citation format in the text: For a single-author reference, e.g., in Chinese (林春椿,1998) or in English (Vitousek, 2004); for a two-author reference, e.g., in Chinese (陶诗言和伊兰,1999) or in English (Tao and Yi, 1999); for three or more authors, e.g., in Chinese (巩崇水等,2013) or in English (Pinto et al., 2013).

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