Information for Contributors

Technical or research articles, as well as reviews and correspondence of a topical nature are welcome. In general contributions should be short, although exceptions may be made by prior arrangement and at the sole discretion of the Editorial Board. Copyright of material submitted for publication remains that of the author(s). However, any previous, current or anticipated future use of such material by the author must be stated at the time of submission. All existing copyright materials to be published must be cleared by the contributor(s) prior to submission.

Manuscripts must be accurate and preferably in the form of a diskette containing an electronic version in one of the common word processing formats. WORD is preferred but others are also acceptable. Whether or not an electronic version is submitted, two complete manuscript copies should be submitted. These should be preceded by a cover page stating the title of the article, the full name(s) of the author(s), identification data for each author (position and institution or other affiliation and complete mailing address). An abstract of about 150 words should be included. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, including references, single-sided only on A4 size paper with a 2.5 cm margin on all sides, and be numbered serially. All references should be arranged in alphabetical and, for the same author, chronological order. In the text they should be placed in brackets as (Author'(s) name(s), date). In the reference list at the end the Author'(s) name(s) and initials followed by the date and title of the work. If the work is a book this should be followed by the publisher’s name, place of publication and number of pages; or, if a journal article, by the title of the periodical, volume and page numbers.

Submission of electronic versions of illustrations is encouraged. Originals of any hardcopy illustrations submitted should be in black on tracing material or smooth white paper, with a line weight suitable for any intended reduction from the original submitted size. Monochrome photographs should be clear with good contrasts. Colour photographs are also accepted by prior arrangement with the Editorial Board. Originals of all illustrations should be numbered consecutively and should be clearly identified with the author'(s) name(s) on the back. A complete list of captions should be printed on a separate piece of paper.

All submitted material is accepted for publication subject to peer review. The principal author will be sent comments from reviewers for response, if necessary, prior to final acceptance of the paper for publication. After acceptance the principal author will, in due course, be sent proofs for checking prior to publication. Only corrections and minor amendments will be accepted at this stage in the process. The Society is unable to provide authors with free offprints of items published in the Bulletin, but may be able to obtain quotations from the printer on behalf of authors who express, at the time of submission of proofs, a desire to purchase a specified number of offprints.

Enquiries and all correspondence should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Hong Kong Meteorological Society Bulletin, c/o Hon. Secretary, Hong Kong Meteorological Society, Hong Kong Observatory, 134A Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China. (Email:

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