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Co-editors-in-chief: Laurie Menviel, Denis-Didier Rousseau & Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
eISSN: CP 1814-9332, CPD 1814-9359

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.

IF value: 4.498
IF4.498
IF 5-year value: 4.715
IF 5-year4.715
CiteScore value: 6.9
CiteScore6.9
h5-index value: 38
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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.
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01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between ETH Domain institutions and Copernicus Publications

The ETH Domain institutions PSI, Empa, Eawag, WSL and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between ETH Domain institutions and Copernicus Publications

The ETH Domain institutions PSI, Empa, Eawag, WSL and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between Swiss National Science Foundation, Luxembourg National Research Fund, the University of Lausanne and Copernicus Publications

From now on, manuscripts that involve funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) will benefit from direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

01 Sep 2022 Institutional agreement between Swiss National Science Foundation, Luxembourg National Research Fund, the University of Lausanne and Copernicus Publications

From now on, manuscripts that involve funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) or the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) will benefit from direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

Recent papers
30 Nov 2022
Environmental changes during the onset of the Late Pliensbachian Event (Early Jurassic) in the Mochras Borehole, Cardigan Bay Basin, NW Wales
Teuntje P. Hollaar, Stephen P. Hesselbo, Jean-François Deconinck, Magret Damaschke, Clemens V. Ullmann, Mengjie Jiang, and Claire M. Belcher
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-87,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-87, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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28 Nov 2022
Patterns of Centennial-to-Millennial Holocene Climate Variation in the North American Mid-Latitudes
Bryan N. Shuman
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-89,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-89, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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24 Nov 2022
Internal climate variability and spatial temperature correlations during the past 2000 years
Pepijn Bakker, Hugues Goosse, and Didier M. Roche
Clim. Past, 18, 2523–2544, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2523-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2523-2022, 2022
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23 Nov 2022
The use of paleoclimate simulations to refine the environmental and chronological context of archaeological/paleontological sites
Léa Terray, Emmanuelle Stoetzel, Eslem Ben Arous, Masa Kageyama, Raphaël Cornette, and Pascale Braconnot
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-81,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-81, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Nov 2022
Accurately calibrated X-ray fluorescence core scanning (XRF-CS) record of Ti ∕ Al reveals Early Pleistocene aridity and humidity variability over North Africa and its close relationship to low-latitude insolation
Rick Hennekam, Katharine M. Grant, Eelco J. Rohling, Rik Tjallingii, David Heslop, Andrew P. Roberts, Lucas J. Lourens, and Gert-Jan Reichart
Clim. Past, 18, 2509–2521, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2509-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2509-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
25 Oct 2022
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Dynamics of the Great Oxidation Event from a 3D photochemical–climate model
Adam Yassin Jaziri, Benjamin Charnay, Franck Selsis, Jérémy Leconte, and Franck Lefèvre
Clim. Past, 18, 2421–2447, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2421-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2421-2022, 2022
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24 Oct 2022
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Is it possible to estimate aerosol optical depth from historic colour paintings?
Christian von Savigny, Anna Lange, Anne Hemkendreis, Christoph G. Hoffmann, and Alexei Rozanov
Clim. Past, 18, 2345–2356, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2345-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2345-2022, 2022
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14 Sep 2022
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Shallow marine carbonates as recorders of orbitally induced past climate changes – example from the Oxfordian of the Swiss Jura Mountains
André Strasser
Clim. Past, 18, 2117–2142, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2117-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2117-2022, 2022
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09 Sep 2022
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Recession or resilience? Long-range socioeconomic consequences of the 17th century volcanic eruptions in northern Fennoscandia
Heli Huhtamaa, Markus Stoffel, and Christophe Corona
Clim. Past, 18, 2077–2092, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2077-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2077-2022, 2022
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02 Sep 2022
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Ice core evidence for major volcanic eruptions at the onset of Dansgaard–Oeschger warming events
Johannes Lohmann and Anders Svensson
Clim. Past, 18, 2021–2043, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2021-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2021-2022, 2022
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Notice on the current situation in Ukraine

To show our support for Ukraine, all fees for papers from authors (first or corresponding authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception will be if the corresponding author or first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.