d d d Earth Interactions Volume 21 (2017) Paper No. 10 Page 1 2017 American Meteorological Society. For information regarding reuse of this content and general copyright information, consult the AMS Copyright Policy (www.ametsoc.org/PUBSReuseLicenses). EDITORIAL AMS Discontinuing Expedited Contribution Article Type Expedited Contributions (ECs) have been a feature of American Meteorological Society (AMS) journals for six years. The twin goals of ECs when they were established were to reduce the time from submission to publication of research papers and to encourage authors to develop short, concise contributions to the journals. When ECs were created, the time to initial decision was nearly 80 days, and the production time (the time between acceptance and appearance online in ﬁnal form) was approximately 160 days. Since then, the time to initial decision has been reduced to 60 days, and also the production time has decreased to around 70 days. In addition, with the introduction of Early Online Releases, papers appear online with a digital object identiﬁer (DOI) within 10 days of acceptance. With these dramatic improve- ments in the efﬁciency of peer review and production, the AMS Publications Department has succeeded in achieving the ﬁrst goal above. While the second goal will always
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