Recently I came to know about arXive.org online archive of
journal depositories where scientists used to put their family of
publications, either peer reviewed and published or non-reviewed
but yet to be submitted to some journals and some times even a
non-reviewed article. The ultimate aim looks like, if you want to
share your publication with people who has no access to it (it applies
to the copyrighted journals as well -> as I understand) or you want
to let your community know about your exciting but not yet published
results or some conflicting interest which never get published because
of fight with referees, the arXive.org will help you.
Ocean and Atmospheric Science comes under the Physics category.
What is more interesting is, some peer-reviewed journals allows to cite
article from arXive.org. A friend of mine showed me some examples
which appeared in one of the top ranked journals from American Physical
Society, in which the authors cited only papers those from arXive.
How the system is important?, is this way. This online archive of papers will
help especially for those areas, where growth of research is tremendously large.
That means, if one discovery appears in any of the peer-reviewed journals,
simultaneously, a bunch of people around the world will do the continuation
of that research and come up with new new discoveries in few 'weeks' and
authorize all of them. To keep individuals research with them, arXive will
help you to put your findings immediately and the research is safe while
it goes for a peer-review processes to any standard journal.
Anyways, as far as the ocean and atmospheric science is concerned,
we don't feel (I hope so ...) such urgencies of reporting our research to a
journal because we are a slowly growing community compared to other
Not only non-peer reviewed, the arXive also puts your published articles.
So you may consider to upload your publications to that website and
that way you can easily share with any one you want to.