It is with great pride that Climate of the Past can announce that our co-chief editor Denis-Didier Rousseau from CNRS–University of Montpellier has received the Liu Tungsheng Medal – the highest award of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). Please read more.
We are very proud to announce that CP editor Julie Loisel from Texas A&M University has been awarded the 2021 Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal for outstanding young Quaternary scientists from the INQUA. Please read more.
To offer our journal editors a better service and an improved experience in our online system, we have significantly improved the referee nomination tool in our review system Copernicus Office Editor. Experience more and take a look.
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We are very proud to announce that CP editor Hugues Goosse has been awarded the 2023 Hans Oeschger Medal of the EGU. Hugues received the medal for wide and significant contributions to palaeoclimate modeling and pioneering work in data assimilation in palaeoclimatology. Congratulations, Hugues!
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).
Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.
EGUsphere, the innovative open-access repository created by the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications, is growing. For the first time, authors will be able to upload preprints to the online resource, taking advantage of EGU’s pioneering public peer-review process, whilst preparing their papers for future release.
At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.
In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.
Using the temperature-dependent solubility of noble gases in ocean water, the authors reconstruct global mean ocean temperature (MOT) over the last 700 kyr using noble gas ratios in air enclosed in polar ice cores.
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 and GMD from 1 January 2021.
Scientists studying fossil leaves from an ancient Southern Hemisphere rainforest have, for the first time, measured how plants in that location responded to living in a world with elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The results, published this week in CP, indicate potential parallels with modern-day increases in carbon dioxide that could soon lead to a global "greening" effect in addition to rising sea levels, more severe weather, and other consequences of climate change.
The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.
The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.
A newly published series of dates of grape harvest covering the past 664 years is the latest line of evidence confirming how unusual the climate of the past 30 years has been. The record shows wine grapes in Burgundy, eastern France, have been picked 13 days earlier on average since 1988 than they were in the previous six centuries, pointing to the region's hotter and drier climate in recent years. The results are now published in Climate of the Past.
The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from Helsinki University, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs).
Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) ? not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce the names of two new chief editors for Climate of the Past. One vacancy arises because Nerilie Abram has been appointed as a coordinating lead author for chapter 1 of the IPCC SROCC.
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.
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.
The general obligations for editors, referees, and authors have been revised to give advice for the appropriate handling of literature suggestions.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed that many of the 1430s' winters and some springs were extremely cold in the Low Countries, as well as in other parts of Europe.
Copernicus Publications and the Leibniz Association have agreed on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors. So far three Leibniz institutes are participating in this agreement.
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:
In order to avoid any potential for conflicts of interest with her current task as a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), Valérie Masson-Delmotte has suspended her CP editorship.
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (20–22 Oct 2003)
- Budapest Open Access Initiative (14 Feb 2002)