Call for Submissions: Special Issue, Climate Change and Its Impacts in the United States

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 6/05/2024
Opportunity Type: Other
Organization/Grantor: Atmosphere Journal, MDPI
Position/Title/Fund: Call for Submissions: Special Issue, Climate Change and Its Impacts in the United States
Deadline: October 15, 2024

The global climate system is changing, and we are witnessing intensifying weather events as we move into a warmer world. Specifically for the US, different regions are experiencing impacts from climate change in different ways. In the southwest, droughts are seemingly becoming longer and more intense. In the northwest, the frequency and duration of wildfires are breaking records. In the east, more hurricanes are strengthening with rapid intensification, leaving very little time to prepare for landfall. These are just some examples of climate change and its impacts in the US. Furthermore, some communities and demographics are feeling the damaging effects of climate change more than others.

Various international and national climate assessments have been released, such as the Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR6) or the Fifth National Climate Assessment of the United States Government (US NCA5). These efforts are the preeminent reports on climate change impacts, risks, and responses on regional and global scales. Future assessment reports will rely on and utilize the climate research that is currently being conducted.

This issue in Atmosphere invites submissions that highlight climate change and its impacts in the United States. Studies can range from a local to regional or continental scale and can either represent historical climate or future projections. A few examples of potential study topics are how climate can impact hydrology, energy, agriculture, ecosystems, health, or social systems. Potential submissions can include results from Earth System Models or Regional Climate Models, observations such as in situ measurement networks or remotely sensed satellite data, or techniques like model–data fusion and machine learning.

How to Apply:

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline.

All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.