BAMOS author guidelines for all submissions
Updated February 2021
BAMOS Autumn 2022
The Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society ( BAMOS ) accepts a range of articles for publication that are of interest and relevance to the AMOS community .
All articles submitted to BAMOS should be appropriate for the whole AMOS community ( from weather enthusiasts to professional members ) and aim to be concise without using excessive scientific jargon .
In general , we will not accept articles that are political in nature , inconsistent with AMOS position statements , or articles presenting original science sufficiently complex so as to require peer review . All contributions should be factually based and objective including appropriate acknowledgement and referencing .
Article types include , but are not limited to :
News , regional centre updates and conference reports : Short pieces ( 300 – 800 words ) informing the AMOS community about relevant activities , awards or scientific news . These pieces should ideally be accompanied by at least one image .
Articles : Longer pieces ( up to 1500 words ) that go into more scientific or technical depth about a topic or event . Pieces in this category could include a summary of recently published research , discussion of a historical weather event , or a personal essay on an aspect of AMOS-related work . A longer contribution (< 2500 words ) may be considered at the discretion of the Editor and Editor-in-Chief .
We also accept book and article reviews , comments on previously published articles , research descriptions , historic event summaries , biographical notes and obituaries .
For Articles , authors should follow these guidelines : 1 . Provide an abstract , no longer than 150 words .
2 . Articles should be submitted as a Word or plain text document and include all figures and tables either within the main text or consecutively at the end of the article .
3 . Articles should have a line spacing of 1.5 or more using a font size of 12 . Articles should preferably be written using Times New Roman or Arial .
4 . Articles should be split into sections , to improve readability . Subtitles can be numbered ( e . g . 1 . Introduction , 2 . Method , 3 . Results , 4 . Conclusion ), or can help to guide the reader through the piece . For example , if you were preparing an article on historical lightning frequency on your farm , you might break the piece up using subtitles like “ 50 years of weather watching ”, “ 1975 : skies on fire ”, or “ lightning really does strike twice ”.
5 . Any acknowledgements are to be included after the final section and before the references .
6 . Any references should follow these example formats :
• Journal Articles : Jung , T ., Ferranti , L . and Tompkins , A . M ., 2006 . Response to the summer of 2003 Mediterranean SST anomalies over Europe and Africa , Journal of Climate , 19 , 5439 – 5454 . ( Cite as Jung et al ., 2006 ).
• Books : Holton , J . R ., 2004 , An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology . Academic Press , New York . 535 pp .
• Book chapter : Raymond , D . J ., 1993 . Chapter 2 : Observational constraints on cumulus parameterizations . In : The representation of cumulus convection in numerical models , Meteorological Monographs , 24 ( 46 ), 17 – 28 , American Meteorological Society , Boston , USA .
• Theses : Trewin , B ., 2001 , Extreme temperature events in Australia . PhD Thesis , School of Earth Sciences , University of Melbourne , Australia .
• Web sites : Department of Sustainability and Environment , 2012 , Bushfire history — Major bushfires in Victoria , www . dse . vic . gov . au / fire-and-other-emergencies / majorbushfires-in-victoria /. Accessed 28 December 2012 .
7 . Galley-proofs can be sent to the author ( s ) for final checking before publication if requested .
The decision of whether to publish a submitted article rests with the Editor and Editor-in-Chief . Written appeals against an editorial decision may be directed ( once only ) to the AMOS Executive . The Executive may consult with experts and other AMOS members to inform their final decision , which will be binding .