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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Journal metrics

IF value: 3.536
IF 5-year value: 3.967
IF 5-year
CiteScore value: 6.6
SNIP value: 1.262
IPP value: 3.90
SJR value: 2.185
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 71
Scimago H
h5-index value: 40

Article processing charges (APCs)

Climate of the Past is committed to the open-access model of publishing. This ensures free web access to the results of research and maximum visibility for published papers. However, it requires the author or a supporting institution to pay the costs of the review process, typesetting, web publication, and long-term archiving. These article processing charges (APCs) are levied for the publication of the final revised paper in the journal (preprints are free of charge).

Financial support

Manuscripts submitted from 1 January 2021

Manuscripts submitted from 1 January 2021 are subject to the EGU per-paper APC pilot. If such manuscripts are accepted for final journal article publication, a flat fee of €1,600 net is levied independent on the article length. Corrigenda are free of charge.

Manuscripts submitted before 2021

The following APCs are valid for any manuscript submitted from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Manuscripts submitted before this date are charged €75/90 net per page.

Price per journal page Description
Category 1 €77 net LaTeX submissions using the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package
Category 2 €93 net Word submissions using the Copernicus Publications Word Template
English language copy-editing is included in the article processing charges.

What is included in the article processing charges?

  • all online tools for authors and reviewers;
  • professional processing of figures;
  • typesetting, editing, and formatting in PDFLaTeX;
  • English language copy-editing for final revised papers;
  • immediate open-access publication of each article;
  • article alert service;
  • indexing in international scientific databases and reference services;
  • long-term e-archiving via Portico and CLOCKSS as well as printed archiving via copyright libraries worldwide.
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