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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
21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

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!

Recent papers
17 Jan 2022
The Warm Winter Paradox in the Pliocene High Latitudes
Julia C. Tindall, Alan M. Haywood, Ulrich Salzmann, Aisling M. Dolan, and Tamara Fletcher
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-186,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-186, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 Jan 2022
Greenhouse gases modulate the strength of millennial-scale subtropical rainfall, consistent with future predictions
Fei Guo, Steven Clemens, Yuming Liu, Ting Wang, Huimin Fan, Xingxing Liu, and Youbin Sun
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-188,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-188, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 Jan 2022
Ice core evidence for major volcanic eruptions at the onset of Dansgaard-Oeschger warming events
Johannes Lohmann and Anders Svensson
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-1,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-1, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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14 Jan 2022
Glacier response to Holocene warmth inferred from in situ 10Be and 14C bedrock analyses in Steingletscher's forefield (central Swiss Alps)
Irene Schimmelpfennig, Joerg M. Schaefer, Jennifer Lamp, Vincent Godard, Roseanne Schwartz, Edouard Bard, Thibaut Tuna, Naki Akçar, Christian Schlüchter, Susan Zimmerman, and ASTER Team
Clim. Past, 18, 23–44, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-23-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-23-2022, 2022
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14 Jan 2022
A 300,000 year record of cold-water coral mound build-up at the East Melilla Coral Province (SE Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean)
Robin Fentimen, Eline Feenstra, Andres Rüggeberg, Efraim Hall, Valentin Rime, Torsten Vennemann, Irka Hajdas, Antonietta Rosso, David Van Rooij, Thierry Adatte, Hendrik Vogel, Norbert Frank, and Anneleen Foubert
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-162,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-162, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
20 Dec 2021
The blue suns of 1831: was the eruption of Ferdinandea, near Sicily, one of the largest volcanic climate forcing events of the nineteenth century?
Christopher Garrison, Christopher Kilburn, David Smart, and Stephen Edwards
Clim. Past, 17, 2607–2632, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2607-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2607-2021, 2021
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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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