Manuscript types

The following types of manuscripts can be considered for peer-reviewed publication in Climate of the Past (CP):

  • Research articles report substantial and original scientific results within the journal scope.
  • Review articles summarize the status of knowledge and outline future directions of research within the journal scope. Before preparing and submitting a review article, please contact an editor covering the relevant subject area and an executive editor. Depending on the subject and further characteristics, review articles are also eligible for inclusion in the Encyclopedia of Geosciences. If you are interested in this option, please see the author instructions and contact the editors of the encyclopedia.
  • Technical notes report new developments, significant advances, and novel aspects of experimental and theoretical methods and techniques which are relevant for scientific investigations within the journal scope. Manuscripts of this type should be short (a few pages only). Highly detailed and specific technical information such as computer programme code or user manuals can be included as electronic supplements. The manuscript title must start with "Technical note:".
  • Commentaries continue the discussion of papers published in CP beyond the limits of immediate interactive discussion. They may be longer and submitted later than the comments exchanged in the interactive public discussion in CPD. Commentaries undergo the same process of peer review, publication, and interactive discussion as articles and technical notes. They are equivalent to the peer-reviewed commentaries in traditional scientific journals. As a courtesy, the authors of the related paper will be invited to take part in the interactive discussion. The manuscript title should start with "Comment on".
  • Corrigenda correct errors in preceding papers. The manuscript title reads as follows: Corrigendum to "TITLE" published in JOURNAL, VOLUME, PAGES, YEAR. Please note that corrigenda are only possible for final revised journal papers and not for the corresponding preprints.