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Scientific Online Letters on the Atmosphere (SOLA) is a fully Open Access journal under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License, and aims to make a first decision within one month and a decision upon resubmission within a further month. A rapid review cycle is the first priority of SOLA.
Last year, everyone in the world suffers from the crisis of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Even under this difficult situation, we have published special editions on “Typhoons in 2018-2019” and “Research on Extreme Weather Events That Occurred around East Asia in 2017-2021” as well as the regular issue in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic stimulated new directions in meteorology and atmospheric sciences. We presented the SOLA Award in 2020 to the paper by Dr. Fumiaki Fujibe, entitled “Temperature anomaly in the Tokyo metropolitan area during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) self-restraint period” (Fujibe 2020).
We have been making continuous efforts to organize special editions coordinated jointly with Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. The special edition on “Research on Extreme Weather Events That Occurred around East Asia in 2017-2021” is welcoming submissions on relevant studies. With these efforts, the impact factor provided by Clarivate Analytics last year was 2.245, which is a rapid growth from the previous year.
We hope that readers would be our next authors. SOLA welcomes submission from the international community in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, and the related fields.