In the coming days and weeks, readers of our journals will experience a facelift of our websites. Read more about the background.
Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the UK-based Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee) to streamline open-access publishing for their members. Read more.
The ETH Domain institutions PSI, Empa, Eawag, WSL and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central settlement of article processing charges (APCs).
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).
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.
The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.
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.
Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, stating that Climate of the Past now has an impact factor of 4.295, the highest ranking ever since its launch in 2005!
The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.
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.
As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.
EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.
After a second term as co-editor-in-chief of Climate of the Past, Eric Wolff, co-founder of the journal, is stepping down and becoming a regular editor. Read more.
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.
Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.
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.
As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.
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.
14 scientific institutions have joined the national opt-in consortium for the central payment processing of APCs for articles of all journals published by Copernicus Publications.
Iowa State University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.
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).
Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the CP website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading CP articles.
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.
The latest Journal Citation Reports® have been published by Clarivate Analytics.
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 1 January 2018 Climate of the Past (CP) will slightly increase the article processing charges.
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.
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.
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.
Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.
From 6 June onwards, all newly submitted articles, if accepted for publication, will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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.
The editorial board of Climate of the Past warmly congratulate Denis-Didier Rousseau on winning the EGU's Hans Oeschger Medal.
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.
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.
As of 1 January 2017 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Max Planck Digital Library and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.
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 has extended the article level metrics (ALMs) by showing the geographical distribution of views. This information is available for articles published after 3 August 2016.
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.
We are delighted that CP editor Appy Sluijs is among the awardees of the 2016 AGU James B. Macelwane Medal. Congratulations!
The co-editors-in-chief are delighted to announce that Climate of the Past (CP) has received its Impact Factor for 2015.
Copernicus Publications and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hanover, Germany have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.
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.
We have summarized the upcoming changes to CP by the end of the year.
Two co-editors-in-chief of CP have recently taken on directorship positions at the global-change research organizations PAGES (Marie-France Loutre) and Future Earth (Thorsten Kiefer).
In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal CP authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has elected Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte, one of the CP editors, co-chair of Working Group I.
Climate of the Past (CP) was launched in June 2005. Having gone through Interactive Public Peer Review, the first CP article was published on 4 October 2005.
From January 2016 onwards, CP will see changes to the way papers are archived and paid for.
Recently, Climate of the Past faced an unacceptable case of plagiarism.
The Potsdam University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).
We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.
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.
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:
Climate of the Past (CP) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.
The co-editors-in-chief warmly welcome Nerilie Abram to the editorial board of Climate of the Past.
The editorial board of Climate of the Past wishes to warmly thank Victor Brovkin for his honourable service as editor of our journal.
Climate of the Past (CP) was launched as a community-driven journal in June 2005. Join us for a special celebration of our 10th anniversary.
The CP website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted. Further details:
In order to further promote open access, the TU Delft Library has transferred a budget to Copernicus to be used by its scientists in 2015.
Copernicus Publications and the University Library of the Technical University Munich (TUM) have agreed on central billing of article processing charges.
From 01 January 2015 Climate of the Past (CP) will slightly increase the article processing charges.
Climate of the Past (CP) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on.
The ETH-Bibliothek (the central university library for ETH Zurich) and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.
The University of Bremen has now signed an agreement with Copernicus Publications about the central billing of article processing charges.
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.
Valérie Masson-Delmotte was awarded the 2013 Irene Joliot-Curie Prize for scientific woman of the year by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and EADS Group.
CP has implemented publication ethics in order to guarantee high scientific and ethical standards.
Climate of the Past (CP) Special Issue: Publications by EGU Medalists
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.
The EGU council recently appointed Professor Carlo Barbante as co-editor in chief of Climate of the Past.
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.
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.
Co-editors in chief and founding editors thank all those who have contributed to the growth of CP and share a little present.
CP co-editor in chief and co-founder Dr. Eric Wolff has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
We are proud to announce that our editors Pascale Braconnot, France, and Eric Wolff, Great Britain, are among the EGU 2009 medalists.
The online textbook "Introduction to climate dynamics and climate modelling" is now available.
Climate of the Past is pleased to announce that Hubertus Fischer and André Berger were awarded grants by the European Research Council.
CP Co-Editor-in-Chief Denis-Didier Rousseau has been awarded the prestigious silver medal of the French CNRS.
CP editor Prof. Pinxiang Wang will receive the EGU Milancovic medal of the Climate: Past, Present and Future Division for his outstanding work.
Gerrit Lohmann, one of our editors, was elected as the new President of the Climate: Past, Present and Future Division of the EGU.
Gerald Ganssen, co-founders and co-editor in chief of Climate of the Past, was elected as Vice-President of the EGU.
We are pround to announce that CP editor Joel Guiot was awarded a silver medal by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
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.
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (20–22 Oct 2003)
- Budapest Open Access Initiative (14 Feb 2002)