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1 1 Knowledge Transfer Telecom CMMAP book and journal projects 5/23/2007

2 2 Agenda 1. Book Chapter authors Updates Publishers Book proposal 2. Journal Movement toward Open Access Review of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (MAS) Journals and Publishers Publishing Options In house Society (non-profit) Commercial (for-profit) Fact Sheet & Journal Proposal 3. Action Items

3 3 Chapter Authors (as of 27 Apr 07) A History of Atmospheric General Circulation Modeling Chapter 1. Introduction This chapter to be written by the WG for the book. Chapter 2. From Richardson to Early Numerical Weather Prediction Peter Lynch-invited 13 Mar 07; agreed 14 Mar 07. Chapter 3. From Early Numerical Weather Prediction to General Circulation Models for Climate Norm Phillips-invited 13 Mar 07; declined 15 Mar 07. Dave Burridge-invited 9 Apr 07; decline 10 Apr 07. Chapter 4. The Evolution of Research Goals for General Circulation Models Suki Manabe-contacted 20 Dec 06, agreed 10 Jan 07, declined 12 Jan 07 Warren Washington-agreed 25 Jan 07; Akira Kasahara will co-author Chapter 5. The Evolution of Complexity in General Circulation Models Akio Arakawa-declined, 24 Jan 07. Dave Randall agrees, 5 Feb 07. Chapter 6. Numerical Weather Prediction in the Era of Climate General Circulation Models Eugenia Kalnay-invited 13 Mar 07. Chapter 7. The Role of Observations in Developing and Evaluating General Circulation Models V. Ramanathan, contacted on 12 Feb 07; agreed 13 Feb 07. Chapter 8. The Societal Context of General Circulation Model Research and Development Jerry Mahlman, request sent on 24 Jan 07; declined 20 Feb 07. Bert Bolin request sent on 27 Apr 07. Chapter 9. Coupling Atmospheric General Circulation to Oceans Kirk Bryan has agreed to author Ch. 9 as of 22 March 07. Chapter 10. Coupling Atmospheric General Circulation to Land, Chemistry, and Biology Bob Dickinson invited 9 Apr 07; agreed 11 Apr 07.

4 4 Updates Leo Donner 4/27/07 Ch 8. Will approach Steve Schneider if Bert Bolin declines Ch 3. Dave Burridge suggested as alternate possibilities Dave Williamson, Adrian Simmons, Martin Miller, and Mike Cullen. Dave Williamson is not interested. Ch 6. Eugenia Kalnay (likely) declined. Since Chapter 6 deals with NWP in the era of climate models, I'm leaning in the direction of the UK Met Office, since they actually have a unified model. Instead of Eugenia, I'm thinking about Cath Senior. Richard Somerville 4/29/07 CH 3 & 6 …the possible author list could include Lennart Bengtsson, Ulrich Cubasch, Tony del Genio, Tony Hollingsworth, Masao Kanamitsu, Jeff Kiehl, John Mitchell, Kiku Miyakoda, Tim Palmer, Erich Roeckner, and Jagadish Shukla Suggestion: Seek prospective author’s direction on Chapters 3 and 6. …replace 3 and 6 with one chapter on the history of short-range, high-resolution NWP, including regional models, and another on the history of medium-range NWP with emphasis on modern groups like ECMWF and the UKMO but also their predecessors, such as Miyakoda's earlier work at GFDL. …alternatively, treat a topic like cloud and radiation parameterizations and trace its evolution in both NWP and GCM contexts, from total neglect in the early days, on through extremely simple schemes, to the present-day physically comprehensive ones. Leo Donner 5/22/07 Lennart Bengtsson has agreed to author Chapter 3. Suggestion: dispense with Chapter 6, "Numerical Weather Prediction in the Era of Climate General Circulation Models." We can always resurrect it later, should a suitable author emerge. Chapter 8 Steve Schneider, … James Fleming. As the current holder of the Revelle fellowship from AAAS and his stature as a meteorological historian, he would probably be excellent.

5 5 Prospective Book Publishers Publishers Cambridge (~$120 – $130, marketed Peter Lynch's book at $70) Ocean Atmosphere Interaction and Climate Modeling, Boris A. Kragan, 391pp, 1995 £75, paperback 2006 £32) Elsevier, Atmospheric Sciences (~$195-$120) Oxford (~$200-$60 hardback) Atmospheric Convection, Kerry Emanuel, 1994, 592pp hardback, $134 Historical perspectives on Climate Change, JR Fleming, 1998, 208pp, $59 Low cost options AMS meteorological monographs ($110-$50 hard cover, list price) AGU geophysical monograph series (~$90-$65 hard cover) Princeton University Press (~$70) Fundamentals of Ocean Climate Models, S. Griffies, 2004, 496pp $67 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry, D. Jacob, 1999, 264pp, $65 Is Temperature Rising?, SG Philander, 1998, 240pp, $75

6 6 Book Proposal Marketability Drop “history” from the title (Susan Francis, Cambridge University Press) Consider topical chapters to attract a broader readership? Other Status of Interviews Book proposal Motivations for writing Chapters Short abstracts Readership Other academic researchers Professionals Grad students/under grads Comparable books Supplemental material CD, Web sites Editor & chapter author information Editors CV’s Authors affiliations & interests Time frame

7 7 Agenda 1. Book Chapter authors Updates Publishers Book proposal 2. Journal Movement toward Open Access Review of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science (MAS) Journals and Publishers Publishing Options In house Society (non-profit) Commercial (for-profit) Fact Sheet & Journal Proposal 3. Action Items

8 8 Movement toward Open Access The EC has published its Communication on Scientific Information in the Digital Age: Access, Dissemination and Preservation...highlights include the commitment to include publishing costs in research projects and €50 million for work on infrastructures, in particular digital repositories, in Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has pledged to resurrect the Federal Research Public Access Act (S.2695), which would require federally funded research to become publicly available online within six months of being published. US publishers and scientific societies are beginning to adopt a Hybrid Open Access model. –Typically author submission charges are more expensive than for Open Access Journals –Libraries still pay for subscriptions –Licensing policies are inconsistent

9 9 MAS Journals – Impact Factors Rank 2005Journal# of Articles Impact Factor 1ATMOS CHEM PHYS CLIM DYNAM J CLIMATE GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEM CY B AM METEOROL SOC ATMOS ENVIRON TELLUS B OCEAN MODEL CLIMATIC CHANGE J AEROSOL SCI AGR FOREST METEOROL J HYDROMETEOROL J ATMOS SCI Q J ROY METEOR SOC MON WEATHER REV Rank J CLIMATE CLIM DYNAM J ATMOS SCI GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEM CY AGR FOREST METEOROL ATMOS CHEM PHYS B AM METEOROL SOC ATMOS ENVIRON J ATMOS CHEM CLIMATIC CHANGE BOUND-LAY METEOROL J HYDROMETEOROL J AEROSOL SCI MON WEATHER REV TELLUS B Top 15 Journals sorted by Impact Factor for 2005 (top) and 2004 (bottom) Are Open Access Journals gaining readership/credibility?

10 10 MAS Journals - ACP Example 1 Revenue based on (low end) submission page charge of E23, 1.3E/USD figures projected through March to end of the year Discussion section hosts simultaneous public and professional peer review User friendly online format

11 11 Academic Journal Market 1 PUBLISHING COOPERATIVES: AN ALTERNATIVE FOR SOCIETY PUBLISHERS, A SPARC Discussion Paper, Raym Crow, Senior Consultant, SPARC Consulting Group, February 2006

12 12 MAS Journals – Average Impact Factor and Cost by Publisher Rank TitlesPublisher Impact Factor Price per article Relative Cost Index Composite Price Index 48AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOC AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION EUROPEAN GEOPHYSICAL SOC BLACKWELL MUNKSGAARD INTER-RESEARCH ELSEVIER SCI LTD CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL SPRINGER-VERLAG ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC SPRINGER-VERLAG WIEN ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV Cost data from Ulrich's International Periodical Directory and the ISI Journal Citation Reports database. Terms defined at International Periodical DirectoryISI Journal Citation Reports 2 Impact Factors form ISI

13 13 Rank TitlePublisher Impact Factor 2005 Price per article Relative Cost Index Composite Price Index Value Category 1BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 2ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICSEUROPEAN GEOPHYSICAL SOC good 4JOURNAL OF CLIMATEAMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 7JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESAMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 8JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 9JOURNAL OF HYDROMETEOROLOGYAMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 10MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEWAMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 13JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGYAMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 14QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 15WEATHER AND FORECASTINGAMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC good 16GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLESAMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION good 17TELLUS SERIES B-CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY BLACKWELL MUNKSGAARD good 20TELLUS SERIES A-DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY BLACKWELL MUNKSGAARD good 21ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENTPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD good 23CLIMATE RESEARCHINTER-RESEARCH medium 24ANNALES GEOPHYSICAEEUROPEAN GEOPHYSICAL SOC medium 27OCEAN MODELLINGELSEVIER SCI LTD medium 28METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONSCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS bad 29INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGYJOHN WILEY & SONS LTD bad 30CLIMATIC CHANGEKLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL bad 31AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGYELSEVIER SCIENCE BV bad 32JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRYKLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL bad 34CLIMATE DYNAMICSSPRINGER-VERLAG bad 37JOURNAL OF AEROSOL SCIENCEPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD bad 39BOUNDARY-LAYER METEOROLOGYKLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL bad 40ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCHELSEVIER SCIENCE INC bad 44THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGYSPRINGER-VERLAG WIEN bad 45METEOROLOGY AND ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICSSPRINGER-VERLAG WIEN bad 46DYNAMICS OF ATMOSPHERES AND OCEANSELSEVIER SCIENCE BV bad 1 Cost data from Ulrich's International Periodical Directory and the ISI Journal Citation Reports database. Terms defined at International Periodical DirectoryISI Journal Citation Reports 2 Impact Factors form ISI MAS Journals –Impact Factor and Cost by Publisher

14 14 Journal Publishing Options In House Pros: full control, potentially low cost Cons: slow startup, lacks instant credibility Society (non-profit) Pros: fast startup, midrange cost, initial credibility Cons: loss of some control Commercial Publisher (for-profit) Pros: initial credibility Cons: expensive submission charges, variable licensing policies

15 15 OA and Hybrid Journal Submission Fees Publisher(# of Titles) Publishing Policy ChargesNotes Copernicus(16) Open Access€23-33 LaTeX-Word to €68 for Hard copy per article 15-20pp* €23- €33*1.3 = $450-$850 Publisher for EGU, full feature online format, offers interactive discussion format Hindawi(36) OA€50/pagemainly materials sciences, mathematics and physics PLoS(7) OA$1250 per articlenot interested BioMed Central(176) OA£750, €1110, $1465 per articlemainly biosciences, e.g. Carbon Balance and Management Science Publications(9) OAOnly PDF online format Springer(917) hybrid; (1) OASpringer Open Choice $3000publishers of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Elsevier(14) Hybrid$3000 (author sponsor available after article is accepted) Blackwell(100) hybrid; (3) OA£1250 ($2500)Additional color charges AGUoffering hybrid option as of 3/07 Author Choice, $75 ($142 for GRL) per publication unit ACS(33) hybridAuthorChoice $3000 base fee, $2000 Affiliated Subscriber, $1500 ACS member, $1000 ACS member, affiliated

16 16 Journal Fact Sheet and Proposal Journal Fact Sheet outlines scope and journal format. Solicit interest from: –EGU/Copernicus –AGU –Blackwell Proposal –Keep submission charges within proposed range of $500 - $1000 per article May require affiliating with non-profit publisher. Hybrid model adopted by for-profit publishers ~$3000/article. –In 5-yrs become independent from CMMAP. –Become a top MAS journal (impact factor ~ 3) after 5-yrs. –Identify readership/authors –Provide information about competing journals and unique aspects of JAMES. –Define scope of articles intended for JAMES section directed toward science educators and the general public. –Provide information about the initial editorial staff.

17 17 Action Items Remaining book chapter authors (Donner, Somerville) Draft book proposal (Ames/Donner) Send out Journal Fact Sheet (Ames) Draft journal proposal (Ames/Schubert) Next telecom - Wednesday, , 9AM MDT –Follow up on Book and Journal action items –KT to NWP and Climate Centers KT area of CMMAP website


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