Aims and scope
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of advances in remote sensing, as well as in situ and laboratory measurement techniques for the constituents and properties of the Earth's atmosphere.
The main subject areas comprise the development, intercomparison, and validation of measurement instruments and techniques of data processing and information retrieval for gases, aerosols, and clouds. Papers submitted to AMT must contain atmospheric measurements, laboratory measurements relevant for atmospheric science, and/or theoretical calculations of measurements simulations with detailed error analysis including instrument simulations. The manuscript types considered for peer-reviewed publication are research articles, review articles, and commentaries.
AMT has an innovative two-stage publication process involving the scientific discussion forum Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions (AMTD), which has been designed to do the following:
- foster scientific discussion;
- maximize the effectiveness and transparency of scientific quality assurance;
- enable rapid publication;
- make scientific publications freely accessible.
In the first stage, papers that pass a rapid access peer review are immediately posted on the Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions (AMTD) website. They are then subject to interactive public discussion, during which the referees' comments (anonymous or attributed), additional short comments by other members of the scientific community (attributed), and the authors' replies are also posted in AMTD. In the second stage, the peer-review process is completed and, if accepted, the final revised papers are published in AMT. To ensure publication precedence for authors, and to provide a lasting record of scientific discussion, AMTD and AMT are both ISSN-registered, permanently archived, and fully citable.