Information for authors

Climate Bulletin Research Letters is an open access journal for a wide readership published by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). Aim is to provide a platform for researchers to publish smaller pieces of work or results of project.

Research Letters issues include up to 10 short papers that are reviewed by the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) steering group members. Issues are published in English twice a year, in spring and autumn.

All short papers have length of one page. Despite their brief nature, the short papers are peer-reviewed and each one gets a DOI for citing. The review process is straightforward and swift, providing an easy and convenient way to publish your work.

Instructions in a nutshell

Short papers are approximately 2200 characters in length, include 2-5 references, and maximum two figures (photo, graph etc.).

After contacting us, you will receive a template for short papers that includes the ready-made structure and instructions on each section of the paper.

Scope of the journal

We welcome short papers, including case studies, on topics covering for example:

  • climate
  • climate services
  • climate change
  • extreme weather
  • marine themes
  • research projects

Contact us

If you are interested in publishing your work in the FMI’s Climate Bulletin Research Letters, please contact ilmastokatsaus@fmi.fi to get more information.