Copyright & Archive

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1. Open access statement:Journal of Applied Meteorological Science flipped to a fully open-access journal in 2016. All articles published since the 1st issue of 2016 are immediately and permanently available for readers to read and download free of charge on the journal's website. Readers may use, copy, and distribute these articles under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

The full text of articles published between 1986 and 2015 are also open access, available for readers to read and download free of charge. Readers may use, copy, and distribute these articles under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. Readers can also access the full text from platforms such as CNKI, Wanfang, CQ VIP, etc.

2. License agreement: Permitted third party reuse of the open access articles published by the Journal is defined by the following user license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows third party reusers to copy and redistribute the articles in any medium or format. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the license terms below are followed:

Reusers must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Reusers may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses the use. Reusers may not use the material for commercial purposes. If reusers remix, transform, or build upon the material, they may not distribute the modified material. The full details of the license are available at: 

3. Copyright policy: All authors agree to sign the “Copyright Transfer Agreement and Author Statements” to transfer the copyright of their articles, including but not limited to the right of reproduction, distribution, online dissemination, translation and compilation, of any language version, to the Editorial Office of Journal of Applied Meteorological Science worldwide. After publication, the copyright will belong to the editorial office. Authors have the right to use their articles under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. The editorial office has right to apply for copyright registration for any language version of the submitted article (in any media).

All authors acknowledge and agree that the one-off remuneration paid by the editorial office includes fees for print publication of the text and the transfer of all copyrights for various language versions of this article.

4. Archive: Since the foundation of the Journal in 1986, all journal articles have been digitally archived and can be searched and downloaded from the journal website. In order to ensure data security, all information has also been backed up in the editorial office. In addition, other relevant materials are also kept by the editorial office, such as supplementary information and forms provided by the authors. The Journal has been included in CQVIP,CNKI and Wanfang Data. In the event of a cessation of publication, readers can access past issues of the Journal from such platforms.

5. Authors' self-archiving: The Journal allows authors to store all versions of their articles in an institutional or other knowledge repository of the authors' choice, subject to the specification of journal publication information in the article metadata of the stored institutional or other knowledge repository, and as a recommended citation.

6. Data sharing: The authors are encouraged to publish or share their research data whenever appropriate. Data sharing is helpful for experiment repeating and data reuse. The data for sharing may include original data, observation records, experimental results, etc. The Journal also encourages the sharing of software, code, models, algorithms, protocols, methods and other useful materials. The authors can upload the materials above to an accessible third-party repository and make a proper citation or add a link at the end of the article.

7. Discussion after publication: After the article is published, this Journal welcomes readers to discuss the academic achievements presented in the article. At the same time, readers are also encouraged to supervise academic misconduct and actively provide feedback to the Journal with relevant information, in order to jointly create a favorable academic atmosphere. Readers can send their comments to the journal's email. The editorial office will process them as soon as they are received and provide feedback as appropriate.

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