20 volumes of the new Meteorologische Zeitschrift have now appeared in the period from 1992 to 2011. This anniversary article starts with a look back on the founding of the new Meteorologische Zeitschrift. The decisive meeting took place in Vienna in 1991 and brought together scientists
from five Central European countries. Then changes in style, length, and language in articles published in the Meteorologische Zeitschrift within the last 20 years are analysed. Papers become ever longer, contain more figures and make reference to more other papers. The article concludes with
a short view on recent changes in Meteorologische Zeitschrift. This includes lists of Special Issues published since 2008 and Classic Papers published since 2009.
Meteorologische Zeitschrift (originally founded in 1866) is the joint periodical of the meteorological societies of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It accepts high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts on all aspects of observational, theoretical and computational research out of the entire field of meteorology, including climatology. Meteorologische Zeitschrift represents a natural forum for the meteorological community of Central Europe and worldwide.