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Executive editors : Ken Carslaw & Barbara Ervens

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high-quality studies investigating the Earth's atmosphere and the underlying chemical and physical processes. It covers the altitude range from the land and ocean surface up to the turbopause, including the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere.

The main subject areas comprise atmospheric modelling, field measurements, remote sensing, and laboratory studies of gases, aerosols, clouds and precipitation, isotopes, radiation, dynamics, biosphere interactions, and hydrosphere interactions (for details see journal subject areas). The journal scope is focused on studies with important implications for our understanding of the state and behaviour of the atmosphere.

Transparent peer review for 20 years: for 20 years, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics has been a pioneer in transparent peer review. Submitted preprints, reviews, and author replies are posted and permanently archived on the journal website. This unique approach ensures the highest levels of scientific transparency and integrity, as well as fair peer review for authors.
IF value: 7.197
IF 5-year value: 7.320
IF 5-year7.320
CiteScore value: 11.1
h5-index value: 93
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

Highlight articles
17 Jun 2022
| Highlight paper
The Sun's role in decadal climate predictability in the North Atlantic
Annika Drews, Wenjuan Huo, Katja Matthes, Kunihiko Kodera, and Tim Kruschke
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 7893–7904,,, 2022
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09 Jun 2022
| Highlight paper
Australian wildfire smoke in the stratosphere: the decay phase in 2020/2021 and impact on ozone depletion
Kevin Ohneiser, Albert Ansmann, Bernd Kaifler, Alexandra Chudnovsky, Boris Barja, Daniel A. Knopf, Natalie Kaifler, Holger Baars, Patric Seifert, Diego Villanueva, Cristofer Jimenez, Martin Radenz, Ronny Engelmann, Igor Veselovskii, and Félix Zamorano
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 7417–7442,,, 2022
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Recent papers
29 Jun 2022
Measurement report: The importance of biomass burning in light extinction and direct radiative effect of urban aerosol during the COVID-19 lockdown in Xi'an, China
Jie Tian, Qiyuan Wang, Huikun Liu, Yongyong Ma, Suixin Liu, Yong Zhang, Weikang Ran, Yongming Han, and Junji Cao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8369–8384,,, 2022
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29 Jun 2022
A machine learning approach to quantify meteorological drivers of ozone pollution in China from 2015 to 2019
Xiang Weng, Grant L. Forster, and Peer Nowack
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8385–8402,,, 2022
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29 Jun 2022
A Single Parameter Hygroscopicity Model for Functionalized and Insoluble Aerosol Surfaces
Chun-Ning Mao, Kanishk Gohil, and Akua Asa-Awuku
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,,, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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29 Jun 2022
Spatio-temporal variation of radionuclide dispersion from nuclear power plant accidents using FLEXPART ensemble modeling
Seyed Omid Nabavi, Theodoros Christoudias, Yiannis Proestos, Christos Fountoukis, Huda Al-Sulaiti, and Jos Lelieveld
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,,, 2022
Preprint under review for ACP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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28 Jun 2022
Temporal and vertical distributions of the occurrence of cirrus clouds over a coastal station in the Indian monsoon region
Saleem Ali, Sanjay Kumar Mehta, Aravindhavel Ananthavel, and Tondapu Venkata Ramesh Reddy
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 8321–8342,,, 2022
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Scheduled special issues
15 Mar 2022–15 Mar 2024 | ACP editors | Coordinator: Steven Brown and Lisa Whalley | Co-organizers: Chunxiang Ye, Jicheng Gong, and Wei Nie | Information
GEMS: first year in operation (AMT/ACP inter-journal SI)
01 Dec 2021–31 Dec 2022 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Chul Han Song and Farahnaz Khosrawi | Co-organizers: Jhoon Kim, M. H. Ahn, and Rokjin Park | Information
01 Dec 2021–31 Dec 2022 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Martin Dameris and Bernd Funke | Co-organizers: Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Paul Newman, Irina Petropavlovskikh, and Ja-Ho Koo | Information
Sea2Cloud (ACP/OS inter-journal SI)
01 Oct 2021–31 Oct 2023 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Susannah Burrows and Maria Kanakidou | Karine Sellegri, Cliff Law, and Mike Harvey | Information
07 Jul 2021–31 Dec 2024 | ACP co-editors | Coordinators: Astrid Kiendler-Scharr and Stefania Gilardoni | Co-organizers: Paolo Laj and Giulia Saponaro | Information
Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on for more information.