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Co-editors-in-chief: Nerilie Abram, Laurie Menviel, Denis-Didier Rousseau & Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz

Climate of the Past (CP) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on the climate history of the Earth. CP covers all temporal scales of climate change and variability, from geological time through to multidecadal studies of the last century. Studies focusing mainly on present and future climate are not within scope.

CP per-paper APC pilot 2021
To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP from 1 January 2021. The standard fee will be €1,600 net, independent of the article length. Please find further information about this pilot.
IF value: 4.295
IF4.295
IF 5-year value: 4.358
IF 5-year4.358
CiteScore value: 6.3
CiteScore6.3
h5-index value: 33
h5-index33
News
01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Jul 2021 Thank you to Climate of the Past community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, stating that Climate of the Past now has an impact factor of 4.295, the highest ranking ever since its launch in 2005!

01 Jul 2021 Thank you to Climate of the Past community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, stating that Climate of the Past now has an impact factor of 4.295, the highest ranking ever since its launch in 2005!

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

Recent papers
03 Dec 2021
Climate and ecology in the Rocky Mountain interior after the early Eocene Climatic Optimum
Rebekah A. Stein, Nathan D. Sheldon, Sarah E. Allen, Michael E. Smith, Rebecca M. Dzombak, and Brian R. Jicha
Clim. Past, 17, 2515–2536, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2515-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2515-2021, 2021
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03 Dec 2021
Influence of Warming and Atmospheric Circulation Changes on Multidecadal European Flood Variability
Stefan Brönnimann, Peter Stucki, Jörg Franke, Veronika Valler, Yuri Brugnara, Ralf Hand, Laura C. Slivinski, Gilbert P. Compo, Prashant D. Sardeshmukh, Michel Lang, and Bettina Schaefli
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-160,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-160, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 Dec 2021
A Bayesian Approach to Historical Climatology for the Burgundian Low Countries in the 15th Century
Chantal Camenisch, Fernando Jaume-Santero, Sam White, Qing Pei, Ralf Hand, Christian Rohr, and Stefan Brönnimann
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-169,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-169, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 Dec 2021
Holocene vegetation transitions and their climatic drivers in MPI-ESM1.2
Anne Dallmeyer, Martin Claussen, Stephan J. Lorenz, Michael Sigl, Matthew Toohey, and Ulrike Herzschuh
Clim. Past, 17, 2481–2513, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2481-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2481-2021, 2021
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02 Dec 2021
Early Holocene cold snaps and their expression in the moraine record of the eastern European Alps
Sandra M. Braumann, Joerg M. Schaefer, Stephanie M. Neuhuber, Christopher Lüthgens, Alan J. Hidy, and Markus Fiebig
Clim. Past, 17, 2451–2479, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2451-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2451-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
15 Nov 2021
Unlocking weather observations from the Societas Meteorologica Palatina (1781–1792)
Duncan Pappert, Yuri Brugnara, Sylvie Jourdain, Aleksandra Pospieszyńska, Rajmund Przybylak, Christian Rohr, and Stefan Brönnimann
Clim. Past, 17, 2361–2379, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2361-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2361-2021, 2021
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18 Oct 2021
New insights into the  ∼ 74 ka Toba eruption from sulfur isotopes of polar ice cores
Laura Crick, Andrea Burke, William Hutchison, Mika Kohno, Kathryn A. Moore, Joel Savarino, Emily A. Doyle, Sue Mahony, Sepp Kipfstuhl, James W. B. Rae, Robert C. J. Steele, R. Stephen J. Sparks, and Eric W. Wolff
Clim. Past, 17, 2119–2137, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2119-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2119-2021, 2021
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08 Oct 2021
Statistical characteristics of extreme daily precipitation during 1501 BCE–1849 CE in the Community Earth System Model
Woon Mi Kim, Richard Blender, Michael Sigl, Martina Messmer, and Christoph C. Raible
Clim. Past, 17, 2031–2053, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2031-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2031-2021, 2021
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24 Sep 2021
Stalagmite carbon isotopes suggest deglacial increase in soil respiration in western Europe driven by temperature change
Franziska A. Lechleitner, Christopher C. Day, Oliver Kost, Micah Wilhelm, Negar Haghipour, Gideon M. Henderson, and Heather M. Stoll
Clim. Past, 17, 1903–1918, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1903-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1903-2021, 2021
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17 Sep 2021
Enhanced moisture delivery into Victoria Land, East Antarctica, during the early Last Interglacial: implications for West Antarctic Ice Sheet stability
Yuzhen Yan, Nicole E. Spaulding, Michael L. Bender, Edward J. Brook, John A. Higgins, Andrei V. Kurbatov, and Paul A. Mayewski
Clim. Past, 17, 1841–1855, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1841-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1841-2021, 2021
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