History of Meteorology Style Guide

Manuscripts for History of Meteorology are to be submitted electronically to the editor in MS Word format (please ask in advance about other formats). Before publication, authors must certify that their work is original and that all necessary permissions have been acquired.


Paper size: U.S. Letter Margins: 1.0 inch on all sides
Headers and footers: 0.5 inch (left blank except for preliminary pagination)
Line spacing: double
Font: text: 12 point Times New Roman; captions: 11 point Times New Roman
Section headers: Use of bold section headers is encouraged
Paper length: Less than 10,000 words, including citations.
Ask if your manuscript is longer than this.


Figures and Tables

Figures must be provided as separate image files (jpeg or tiff) with a resolution of at least 150 dpi. Both figures and tables must be mentioned in the text (e.g. Fig. 1) before their appearance in the paper. Figure captions appear below the figure in 11-point type with a hanging indent:

Fig. 1. Caption descriptive of the image but not repeating what was said in the text of the paper. Image courtesy of (or by permission of) XXX.

Tables must be carefully formatted in advance by the author. Titles appear above the table in 11-point type.



Citations may be either Endnotes, numbered sequentially, or References (Author date) listed alphabetically at the end of the paper. Any major style, consistently applied, is acceptable. Each citation must provide name of author/editor, full title of the work, place, publisher, date, and page references.

Titles of books and journals are italicized, not underlined. Archival and manuscript material must contain a full description in the first citation.

Use of abbreviations (e.g. Amer. J. Sci.) is encouraged, as is the short reference format for subsequent citations of a text (e.g. Petterssen, Weather Forecasting, 12.).

Endnotes are not meant to be discursive.