Journal of Climate Change

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10, 4 issues

Latest issue

10:1 online 22 March 2024

Next issue

10:2 scheduled for June 2024

Back volumes

From volume 1, 2015

ISSN print


ISSN online

Online Only

Aims & Scope

Climate change is reality which deals with the problem of climate variability and change and it deals with descriptions, causes, implications, interactions, impact and responses among other causes. The purpose of the journal is to provide a platform to exchange ideas among those working in different disciplines related to climate variations. The journal also plants to create an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of evidence of climate change, its causes, its natural resource impacts and its human impacts. The journal will also explore technological, policy, economy, strategic and social responses to climate change. It will be peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only standard accepted quality work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.

Journal of Climate Change intends to publish most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the field. A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs and without harm to the climate, environment and ecosystem function and service. It has been long recognized that the long-term viability of natural capital is critical for many areas of human endeavor under climate change impact. Climate researchers understand that they play a critical role in forming the policy decision-making process but they need a proper forum. Many of them work remarkably hard to produce more robust greenhouse gas emissions estimations in relation to climate change targets and this journal will act as a platform. Socioeconomic scientists can also contribute to the gap which exists between climate science and policy. The articles from this journal will help to frame policy goals.

Themes intended to be covered: Climate Systems and Sustainable Development; Pollution, Climate Change, Risk Assessment, and Human Health; Green Technology and Climate Change Impact; Climate Change Impacts on Cryosphere, and Water Resources Systems; Water Sustainability (Surface and Ground Water) and Climate Change; Agricultural Sustainability and Climate Change; Urban Sustainability and Storm Water Management under Changing Climate; Mitigation and Adaption of Climate Change by Green Production, Pollution Prevention and Control; Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems Under Climate Change Impacts; Unique Interactions between the Environmental System, Climate Change, Land Use, Ecosystem Function and Services; Modeling Approach to Mitigate and Understand the Climate Change.

Editorial Board


Prof. AL Ramanathan
School of Environmental Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi-10067

Tel: +91 11 26704314

Editorial Board

J. Wesson Ashford, MD, PhD
Stanford / VA Aging Clinical Research Cente

Dr. D. Chandrasekharam
IIT Chair Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai

Prof. Hiroaki Furumai
Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo

Prof. Daniela Jacob
Director Climate Service Center, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH, Deutschland

Prof. U.C. Mohanty
School of Earth Ocean and Climate Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Dr. M. Mohapatra
Head Regional Specialized Meteorology, India Meteorology Dept., New Delhi, India

Paula Moreira, PhD
University of Coimbra

Prof. Raghu Murtugudde
The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland/NOAA, Maryland

Prof. Atle Nesje
Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Bergen

George Perry, PhD
University of Texas at San Antonio

Prof. R. Ramesh
Director, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Zone Management, Anna University, Chennai

Prof. Rengaswamy Ramesh
Outstanding Scientist & Project Director, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

Prof. Mark Williams
Fellow INSTAAR and Professor of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder

Prof. Zhihua Zhang
College of Global Change and Earth System Sciences, Beijing Normal University Beijing

Book Series Editor Emeritus:

Mark A. Smith†, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Author Guidelines


The Journal of Climate Change is published by Capital Publishing in partnership with IOS Press. Authors submit their article to Capital Publishing directly.

See instructions to authors (PDF).

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JCC in Emerging Sources Citation Index – November 2017: We are pleased to announce that JCC is now covered in the Emerging Sources Citation Index in the Web of Science. IOS Press congratulates Editor-in-Chief Prof. AL Ramanathan on this achievement, which will provide greater discoverability for JCC articles leading to measurable citations. 

Himalayan Climate Change Study Update – August 2017: Some years ago, the JCC Editor-in-Chief Prof. AL Ramanathan of Jawaharlal Nehru University, India was interviewed about his research on glaciers by CNN international news editor Jonathan Mann. The interview can be viewed here. An overview of the study in question was published in Vol. 3, Iss. 2, 2017

Journal of Climate Change is published by Capital Publishing in partnership with IOS Press.

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