Author Guidelines

Publishing of regular articles in Tellus A incurs a publication fee which will be charged upon acceptance of the article (there is no submission fee).

There is no extra charge for color reproduction. Supplemental material – e.g. large data sets, videos etc – may be added free of charge, and will be published in the form in which it is received, alongside the article.

WITHDRAWAL OF MANUSCRIPT If you withdraw your manuscript after it has been peer reviewed and typeset (but not yet published) you will be charged for the peer review and typesetting costs, €65/$90 per page.

Preparing for submission Tellus A publishes articles, short contributions and correspondence. Authors submitting a contribution do so on the understanding that the work has been read and approved by all authors and that no similar paper, other than an abstract or preliminary report, has been or will be submitted for publication elsewhere. Short contributions should not exceed 4 printed pages. Correspondence is intended for discussion of papers published in Tellus Aand should not exceed one printed page.

Please note that the submitting author will be the principal contact for editorial correspondence, throughout the peer review and proofreading process, if applicable.

To facilitate the review process, all tables, figures, legends and supplemental material (if applicable) should be placed at the end of the manuscript following the references. Thus, only the cover letter should be uploaded separately.

Upon acceptance, authors are asked to supply each figure separately in the original source file.

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Language All articles should be written in English - British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used. Please subject the manuscript to professional language editing before submitting the final version if you are not a native speaker. A list of services can be found here.

Acknowledgements All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

Conflict of interest and funding Authors are responsible for disclosing all relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest.

Color illustrations There is no extra charge for color reproduction.

Supplementary material Supplementary material may be added free of charge, and will be published in the form in which it is received.

Manuscript layout Wherever possible, the paper should follow the traditional layout: Begin each section, including figure and table legends, on separate sheets; insert running page numbers. In order to facilitate the review process, please also insert line numbering in your manuscript.

Title page Organize the title page in the following way: 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), and 4) name and full postal and email address of the corresponding author who also acts as 'Guarantor' for all parts of the paper.

The title should be informative and accurate and at the same time trigger the interest of the reader. A short running head will be derived from the title to appear on each page of the article.

Figures Upon acceptance of your article, please supply figures/graphics/images in at least 300 dpi. For further information please see Guidelines.

If the figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources copyrighted others than the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder to reproduce those figures/graphs/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

When figures/graphics/images copyrighted by others are reproduced, a parenthesis should be added to the figure legend thus: (Reproduced with permission from xxx.)

Abstract Articles must include an abstract of 200-300 words providing sufficient information for a reader to be able to decide whether or not to proceed to the full text of the article. After the abstract, please give 5-10 key words; avoid using the same words as in the title.

Units, abbreviations and symbols. The 'Système International dUnités' (SI units) should be used. However, the units hPa and mb are accepted. Only standardised terms which have been generally accepted should be used. Unfamiliar abbreviations must be defined when first used. Particular care should be taken to ensure that all symbols are clearly identified.

Section headings Please use a maximum of three levels of headings and please make sure that each section and corresponding subsections are enumerated.

References Articles should be fully documented with references in the text and reference listings grouped alphabetically by authors names at the end of the paper. The order for references to articles is: author(s), year, title of article, abbreviated title of journal (italics), volume number (bold), first and last pages; and for articles in book form: author(s), year, title of article, title of book (italics), editor(s) (in brackets), publisher, city of publication, first and last pages. Titles of journals should be abbreviated in accordance with international standards. References to unpublished manuscripts or manuscripts in the submitted stage cannot be allowed. Examples:

Raustein, E., Sundqvist, H. and Katsaros, K. B. 1991. Quantitative comparison between simulated cloudiness and clouds objectively derived from satellite data. Tellus 43A, 306-320.

Schell, D. and Georgii, H.-W. 1989. Design and operation of a two-stage fogwater collector. In: Mechanisms and effects of pollutant-transfer into forests (ed. H.-W. Georgii). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 221-229.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp

Submission Please provide a complete manuscript as a PDF file with all figures, tables, legends and supplementary material (if applicable) placed at the end of the manuscript after the reference list.

For further details regarding how to organize your paper, see Tellus General Editorial Comments.

For papers written in LaTex, please make sure to convert to PDF before uploding your submission. Please download the Tellus LaTeX Package to prepare your manuscript.