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Co-editors-in-chief: Nerilie Abram, 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
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IF 5-year value: 4.715
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CiteScore value: 6.9
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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
28 Sep 2022
Meteorological and climatological triggers of notable past and present bark beetle outbreaks in the Czech Republic
Rudolf Brázdil, Petr Zahradník, Péter Szabó, Kateřina Chromá, Petr Dobrovolný, Lukáš Dolák, Miroslav Trnka, Jan Řehoř, and Silvie Suchánková
Clim. Past, 18, 2155–2180, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2155-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2155-2022, 2022
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27 Sep 2022
On the importance of moisture conveyor belts from the tropical East Pacific for wetter conditions in the Atacama Desert during the Mid-Pliocene
Mark Reyers, Stephanie Fiedler, Patrick Ludwig, Christoph Böhm, Volker Wennrich, and Yaping Shao
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-72,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-72, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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19 Sep 2022
How does the explicit treatment of convection alter the precipitation-soil hydrology interaction in the Holocene African humid period?
Leonore Jungandreas, Cathy Hohenegger, and Martin Claussen
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-890,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-890, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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16 Sep 2022
Interactions between the Northern-Hemisphere ice sheets and climate during the Last Glacial Cycle
Meike D. W. Scherrenberg, Constantijn J. Berends, Lennert B. Stap, and Roderik S. W. van de Wal
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-70,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2022-70, 2022
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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14 Sep 2022
Spring onset and seasonality patterns during the Late Glacial period in the eastern Baltic region
Leeli Amon, Friederike Wagner-Cremer, Jüri Vassiljev, and Siim Veski
Clim. Past, 18, 2143–2153, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2143-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2143-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
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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02 Sep 2022
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South American Summer Monsoon variability over the last millennium in paleoclimate records and isotope-enabled climate models
Rebecca Orrison, Mathias Vuille, Jason E. Smerdon, James Apaéstegui, Vitor Azevedo, Jose Leandro P. S. Campos, Francisco W. Cruz, Marcela Eduarda Della Libera, and Nicolás M. Stríkis
Clim. Past, 18, 2045–2062, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2045-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2045-2022, 2022
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22 Aug 2022
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Effects of orbital forcing, greenhouse gases and ice sheets on Saharan greening in past and future multi-millennia
Mateo Duque-Villegas, Martin Claussen, Victor Brovkin, and Thomas Kleinen
Clim. Past, 18, 1897–1914, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1897-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1897-2022, 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.