About Journal

Pakistan Journal of Meteorology (PJM) is an international journal on the Dynamics, Physics and Chemistry of the atmosphere and with papers across the full range of the atmospheric sciences, published bi-annually by Pakistan Meteorological Department. The journal has been launched in 2004. More than 110 papers published/submitted to Pakistan Journal of Meteorology till December 2011. The journal covers latest achievements and developments not only in the field of meteorology but also in other disciplines like Agrometeorology, Hydrology, Biometeorology, Seismology, Remote Sensing, Climate dynamics and variability, Weather Systems and Numerical Weather Prediction, Global warming and Climate change. The journal includes Articles, Notes, and Correspondence. Contributions from all over the world are welcome.

Aims and Scope

PJM aims to publish original scientific research in all the fields of applied and climate atmospheric science. The journal provide exchange of ideas among working group of different disciplines within the country or abroad on the issues related to variations in atmosphere and climate. Each and every member of Editorial board is experienced in interdisciplinary approaches to research. They assure that the editorial expertise well match with the disciplines applied to submitted research papers. All the papers pass through peer review.The ultimate decision lies with the Editorial board whether to accept or reject the research paper.

Information for Authors


A submission to PJM must be the original work of the author(s) and must not be published in any language elsewhere or under consideration for another publication in a similar form. Manuscript in English should be submitted to Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Editor PJM, Pakistan Meteorological Department, P.O. Box 1214, Islamabad. Please include your email address, phone and fax numbers on the bottom of the first page of the manuscript. Two complete copies of the manuscript should be submitted by mail along with its electronic version in MS Word format on a CD.

Manuscript Preparation

Each manuscript should have been carefully reviewed for correctness and clarity of expression before submission. Complete manuscript (including tables, references, and figure captions) must be double spaced, printed on one side of the page only, with wide margins, and all pages must be numbered consecutively. 

Components of a manuscript

Each manuscript should include the following components, presented in the order shown below:


The name and affiliation of each author and email address of the corresponding author. These items should be written on the title page.


A brief, concise abstract is required at the beginning of each manuscript. Authors should summarize their conclusions and methodology in the abstract. First person construction should not be used in the abstract, and references should be omitted since they are not available for abstracting services.

Key words

4-6 keywords should be provided.


The text should be divided into sections, each with a separate heading and numbered consecutively (e.g. 1,1.1, 1.1.1,).



Lengthy, mathematical analyses whose details are subordinate to the main theme of the paper should normally appear in an appendix. Each appendix should have a title.


References should be arranged alphabetically without numbering. The text citation should consist of the author’s name and year of publication [e.g., “according to Robert (1990),” or “as shown by an earlier study (Robert,1990)”].When there are two or more papers by the same author in the same year, the distinguishing suffix (a, b, etc.) should be added.

Figure caption

Each figure must be provided with a self-explanatory caption. Authors should include captions below the figures used for the reviewer copies.

Illustrations and Tables

Each figure and table should be numbered consecutively and cited specifically in the text by number. All tables should have a title and legend.


Authors should send high quality hard copy originals of all figures. Authors should strive to submit their figure at the size they will appear (but do not submit photocopy reductions in place of larger, higher quality originals).

Mathematical Formulae, Symbols, Units

Different typefaces should be set for different kinds of variables. Scalar variables are set as italic, and vectors, matrices and tensors are set as bold italic (e.g., V). Units should be SI with the exception of a few approved non-SI units of wide meteorological or oceanographic usage. Units should be set in Roman font using exponents rather than the solidus (/) and with a space between each unit in a compound set (e.g., m s-1). 


References must be complete and properly formatted. Technical reports and conference proceedings should be referenced only when no other source of the material is available. Examples:

Boville, B.A., and J.W. Hurrels, 1998: A comparison of the atmospheric circulations simulated by the CCM3 and GSM1. J. Climate, 11, 1327 – 1341.

Krishnamurti, T.N., and T. Murakami, 1981: on the onset vortex of the summer Monsoon. Mon. Wea. Rev., 109, 344-363.

Rao, Y. P., V. Srinivasan, and S. Raman, 1970: Effect of middle latitude westerly systems on Indian Monsoon Syp. Trop. Met. Hawaii. No. IV 1-4.



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