24 Jun 2019
Update of journal metrics
The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.
29 May 2019
Publish your video abstract
A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.
13 May 2019
Uwe Mikolajewicz has stepped down as CP co-editor-in-chief
Uwe Mikolajewicz has left the team of chief editors of CP but will remain on the editorial board as a regular editor. The remaining chief editors thank Uwe for his work over the last year and regret that he has stepped down for personal reasons.
13 May 2019
Laurie Menviel – new CP co-editor-in-chief
We are pleased to announce that our colleague Laurie Menviel, editorial board member of Climate of the Past, has been appointed CP co-editor-in-chief by the EGU council during the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna. Laurie is taking over from our colleague Uwe Mikolajewicz and will represent the "modelling side" of the journal. Welcome Laurie!
04 Apr 2019
Qiuzhen Yin, editor of CP, receives the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal of INQUA
Qiuzhen Yin, editor of CP, is the 2019 recipient of the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal of INQUA. INQUA, the International Union for Quaternary Research, established this medal in recognition of the many contributions of Nick Shackleton, a giant in the field of Quaternary science. The medal is awarded once every four years to an outstanding young Quaternary scientist, chosen by his or her peers and evaluated by a blue-ribbon committee of distinguished scientists. A previous recipient of the medal is Amaelle Landais, another CP editor! It is a real pleasure to congratulate Qiuzhen for such recognition and we are proud to collaborate with her on the editorial board of CP.
29 Mar 2019
Marie-France Loutre, editor and former chief editor of CP, will receive the INQUA Distinguished Service Medal
The INQUA Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to individuals with a recognized record of sustained and outstanding contributions to the maintenance or development of INQUA's important functions (e.g. organization, operations, outputs, publicity). Marie-France has been a prominent actor in INQUA at both union and national level. Such recognition is well deserved and we are proud to have such a colleague and friend on the CP editorial board.
29 Mar 2019
Valérie Masson-Delmotte, former editor of CP, is awarded the CNRS Silver Medal
Valérie Masson-Delmotte stepped down from being a CP editor because of her IPCC duties as co-leader of the Working Group 1. The medal is given to scientists with national and international recognition. She is receiving this award for her outstanding contribution to climate studies. A very active and efficient CP editor, we are proud to have had Valerie as a CP editor since the launch of the journal and we congratulate her for such an important achievement.
29 Mar 2019
Ed Brook, editor of CP, is the 2019 recipient of the Hans Oeschger Medal
Ed Brook has been an editor of CP since the launch of the journal. He is receiving the medal for producing greenhouse-gas records from polar ice cores in unprecedented resolution, which permitted the precise north–south synchronization of climate signals and the identification of past variations in great detail. A visionary and key leader of the US and international ice-core community, we are proud to count such an astonishing colleague among CP editorial board.
10 Aug 2018
Marie-France Loutre stepped down as chief editor
Marie-France Loutre has left the team of chief editors of CP, but will remain on the editorial board as a regular editor. Being an active player within CP leadership, the remaining chief editors are grateful to Marie-France for her friendship and her strong commitment over the last several years. Modelling will still be well represented as Uwe Mikolajewicz has joined the team of chief editors, alongside Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Eric Wolff, and Denis-Didier Rousseau.
03 May 2018
Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association
As of 1 May 2018 the centralized payment of article processing charges (APCs) with the Leibniz Association has been extended to 53 Leibniz Institutions participating in the Leibniz Association's Open Access Publishing Fund.
21 Nov 2017
Press release: Climate changes triggered immigration to America in the 19th century
From Trump to Heinz, some of America?s most famous family names and brands trace their origins back to Germans who emigrated to the country in the 19th century. Researchers from the University of Freiburg have now found that climate was a major factor in driving migration from Southwest Germany to North America during the 19th century. The results are published today in CP.
15 Nov 2017
Climate of the Past's most prolific editor steps down
Volker Rath, who has been an editor of CP since it started, has decided to step down. He holds the title of CP's most prolific editor, having supervised the passage of at least 88 papers. The CP chief editors want to record huge thanks to him: it is the willingness of our editors to work on papers both within and around their field that enables the success of the journal.
24 Aug 2017
New institutional agreement between the PIK and Copernicus Publications
Authors from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) will profit from a new institutional agreement with Copernicus Publications starting 23 August 2017. The agreement which is valid for the first author enables a direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the PIK and the publisher.
04 Jul 2017
Update of publication policy
The updated publication policy now is extended by the journal's open access statement, its archiving and indexing scheme, and explicit policies on corrections and retractions.
04 Jul 2017
Hubertus Fischer wins AGU Willi Dansgaard Award
Congratulations to CP editor Hubertus Fischer who has won the 2017 Willi Dansgaard Award. He will receive the award at the AGU Fall meeting in New Orleans this December.
29 Jun 2017
Revision of editors', referees', and authors' obligations
The general obligations for editors, referees, and authors have been revised to give advice for the appropriate handling of literature suggestions.
06 Jun 2017
New licence & copyright agreement
From 6 June onwards, all newly submitted articles, if accepted for publication, will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
06 Jun 2017
New display and citation guidelines for DOIs
To make it as easy as possible for users without technical knowledge to cut and paste or click to share DOIs, CrossRef has changed the display and citation guidelines for DOIs from "doi:10.5194/abcd" to "https://doi.org/10.5194/abcd".
29 May 2017
Carlo Barbante has stepped down as CP chief editor
Carlo Barbante has rotated off the team of chief editors of CP, but will remain on the editorial board as a regular editor. The remaining chief editors thank Carlo for his work over the last several years. Ice will still be well represented as Eric Wolff has rejoined the team of chief editors, alongside Nerilie Abram, Marie-France Loutre, and Denis-Didier Rousseau.
19 May 2017
International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSN) now includable in article assets
Since early 2016, Copernicus Publications has been enabling authors to connect their articles with underlying or related material such as research data, model code, or scientific videos. To enhance reproducibility it is now also possible to include International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSNs) as assets.
16 May 2017
EGU journals: celebrations and growth
In 2016, the 17 EGU?Copernicus peer-reviewed open-access journals experienced significant growth. We published over 3300 final-revised papers, corresponding to some 53,500 pages, a growth of about 10% compared to the previous year. These papers were downloaded over 645,000 times.
12 Apr 2017
Thorsten Kiefer steps down as CP editor
After 8 years as a co-chief editor of Climate of the Past, Thorsten Kiefer has stepped down from the editorial board. Please read CP's farewell letter.
13 Feb 2017
A case of editorial malpractice detected
Recently we have become aware of a case of scientific malpractice by an editor of two of our journals (SOIL and SE) who used the position as editor and reviewer to disproportionately promote citations to personal papers and associated journals. Please read the published editorial.
27 Dec 2016
New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications
Authors from the Technical University Darmstadt will profit from a new institutional agreement with Copernicus Publications starting 1 January 2017. The agreement which is valid for corresponding authors enables a direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the university and the publisher.
21 Jun 2016
New Impact Factor for CP
The co-editors-in-chief are delighted to announce that Climate of the Past (CP) has received its Impact Factor for 2015.
16 Dec 2015
CP awarded DOAJ Seal
Climate of the Past (CP) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.
29 Jun 2015
Update data policy
We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.
18 Jun 2015
Introduction of post-discussion editor decision
Climate of the Past has introduced the post-discussion editor decision into the review process. With this extra step, the authors are given clear instructions on how to revise their paper.
15 Jun 2015
CP also on Twitter
Our official Twitter account @EGU_CP has been launched. We look forward to increasing visibility for our articles and discussions, sharing journal-related news and talking to CP's community. Follow us:
21 May 2015
CP now member of COPE
Climate of the Past (CP) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.
26 Mar 2015
The CP website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
18 Dec 2014
Central billing of APCs for TUM authors
Copernicus Publications and the University Library of the Technical University Munich (TUM) have agreed on central billing of article processing charges.
13 Nov 2014
CP provides full-text XML
Climate of the Past (CP) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on.
29 Oct 2013
Article level metrics available
Article level metrics (ALMs) comprise a set of easy-to-understand real-time impact indicators that track how an article is read, discussed, or cited.
13 Aug 2013
CP has implemented publication ethics in order to guarantee high scientific and ethical standards.
10 May 2011
Revised definition for "Commentary" papers
In order to provide better guidance for authors and editors, the definition of the manuscript type of "Peer-Reviewed Commentaries and Replies" has been reformulated.
04 Jul 2010
EGU position statement on discussion papers
The European Geosciences Union has published a position statement to clarify the definition and standing of discussion papers published in the interactive open access journals.
05 Jun 2010
Eric Wolff honored
CP co-editor in chief and co-founder Dr. Eric Wolff has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
04 May 2006
Gerald Ganssen elected to EGU
Gerald Ganssen, co-founders and co-editor in chief of Climate of the Past, was elected as Vice-President of the EGU.
04 Sep 2005
Joel Guiot is CNRS silver medalist
We are pround to announce that CP editor Joel Guiot was awarded a silver medal by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
02 Jun 2005
Ethics in CP: peer reviewer
In light of current events, we would like to point out that peer reviewers in Climate of the Past (CP) are entitled to be anonymous.