OASPA board of directors election 201813 Jul 2018

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Xenia van Edig has been re-elected as a member of the board of directors of OASPA.

New Journal Impact Factors released27 Jun 2018

The latest Journal Citation Reports® have been published by Clarivate Analytics. The values on the respective journal websites will be updated within the next few days.

Copernicus Publications is part of the Consortium for a Transparent Transition to 31 May 2018
Open Access (TTOA)

The European Commission has recently opened a call for tender to build an "Open Research Europe Publication Platform" in order to achieve its laudable open-access ambitions for 2020.

Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association03 May 2018

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.

Adam Scaife awarded Copernicus Medal 201811 Apr 2018

The Copernicus Gesellschaft e.V. awards the Copernicus Medal 2018 to Adam Scaife for innovative research and international collaboration on the causes, simulation and prediction of climate variability.

We participate in the Deutschlandstipendium29 Sep 2017

We are on! With our participation in the Deutschlandstipendium, we support particularly talented and committed students at the University of Göttingen.

New institutional agreement between the PIK and Copernicus Publications24 Aug 2017

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.

Revision of editors', referees', and authors' obligations29 Jun 2017

The general obligations for editors, referees, and authors have been revised to give advice for the appropriate handling of literature suggestions.

New Journal Impact Factors released15 Jun 2017

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

New licence & copyright agreement06 Jun 2017

From 6 June onwards, all newly submitted articles, if accepted for publication, will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


New display and citation guidelines for DOIs06 Jun 2017

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 "".

International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSN) now includable in article assets19 May 2017

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.

EGU journals: celebrations and growth16 May 2017

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.

We celebrate the 10th anniversary of TC and the 20th anniversary of HESS27 Apr 2017

We are very pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of The Cryosphere and the 20th anniversary of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Please celebrate with us during two evening receptions, open to all, at the EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, taking place Thursday, 27th April, 19:00.

Antje Boetius awarded Copernicus Medal 201719 Apr 2017

The Copernicus Gesellschaft e.V. awards the Copernicus Medal 2017 to Antje Boetius for her pioneering work on the biogeochemistry and microbiology of ocean methane dynamics and the biogeochemical effects of retreating Arctic sea ice.

TIB interview with Xenia van Edig about the importance of scientific videos and the 30 Mar 2017
TIB-Copernicus collaboration

Since October 2015, authors who publish their article in one of Copernicus' open-access journals have been able to host their supplementary videos and video abstracts in the TIB AV-Portal. The videos are then linked in the assets tab of the article through a DOI. Recently, the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) has published an interview with Xenia van Edig, responsible for Business Development at Copernicus, about the importance of scientific videos and the experience from the TIB-Copernicus collaboration. Please read the interview published in the TIB Blog.

EGU-Copernicus report about citation stacking in the journals SE and SOIL27 Feb 2017

EGU and Copernicus Publications carefully investigated the editorial and reviewing activities of all eight scientists accused in the anonymous "McDonald" report about an alleged "citation cartel". The report is available for download.

A case of editorial malpractice detected13 Feb 2017

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 editorial.

New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications27 Dec 2016

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.

Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors23 Dec 2016

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.

Inaugural global methane budget published in ESSD12 Dec 2016

Today, Earth System Science Data (ESSD) published the inaugural global methane budget. This budget quantifies for the first time the ensemble of the many sources and processes that determine global methane concentrations in the atmosphere.

Copernicus Medallist Dr. Philippe Ciais among Highly Cited Researchers 201609 Dec 2016

Clarivate Analytics has announced the Highly Cited Researchers 2016. We are proud that many of our journals' authors, editors, and referees, and especially the 2016 Copernicus Medallist, Dr. Philippe Ciais, are on the list of more than 3,000 researchers.

Global Carbon Budget 2016: continued low growth in carbon emissions14 Nov 2016

Detailed data of the Global Carbon Budget 2016 were made available in the open-access data journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) today.

Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs08 Sep 2016

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 sign institutional agreement01 Sep 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.

Copernicus Publications endorses OA202001 Jun 2016

Copernicus Publications endorses Open Access 2020 (OA2020), an international initiative to support the transformation of journals from subscription to open-access publishing.

Copernicus Publications signs the Hague Declaration19 May 2016

Copernicus Publications has signed the Hague Declaration on knowledge discovery in the digital age.

Copernicus celebrates 15 years of interactive open-access publishing22 Apr 2016

In 2016, Copernicus Publications and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) celebrate 15 years of interactive open-access publishing.

IntACT relies on Copernicus’ association management services05 Apr 2016 has signed a framework contract with the International Association of Computed Tomography (IntACT) on membership administration and conference organization.

Institutional agreement with TIB11 Jan 2016

Copernicus Publications and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hanover, Germany have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges. certified as top employer21 Dec 2015

The local TOPAS initiative certified us again as a top employer in Lower Saxony for the period 2015–2017.

Workflow of interactive journals reorganized10 Dec 2015

We have summarized the upcoming changes to our interactive journals by the end of the year.

Global Carbon Budget 2015: global CO2 emissions projected to stall07 Dec 2015

Detailed data of the Global Carbon Budget 2015 were made available in the open-access data journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) today.

Copernicus and EAWE launch open-access journal Wind Energy Science20 Nov 2015

Copernicus Publications and the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) have launched the international open-access journal Wind Energy Science.

Citable video publications for Copernicus authors29 Oct 2015

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal Copernicus authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.

New concept for Interactive Journals14 Oct 2015

From January 2016 onwards, all two-stage journals published by Copernicus Publications will see changes to the way their papers are archived and paid for.

Copernicus founder Dr. Arne Richter deceased03 Aug 2015

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to our founder, former managing director, and friend Dr. Arne Richter.

Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam01 Jul 2015

The Potsdam University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

Update of data policy29 Jun 2015

To further promote open science, we have updated our data policy. It now also refers to the Data Citation Principles we have endorsed and stresses the necessity of data availability.

DOAJ Seal: 31 Copernicus titles among first 88 journals25 Jun 2015

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has issued its seal which recognizes journals that adhere to an exceptionally high level of publishing standards.

New journal impact factors22 Jun 2015

Thomson Reuters has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®, which are now displayed on our journal websites.

Copernicus now a member of COPE 201519 May 2015

Copernicus Publications and all its journals have become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribe to the principles of COPE.

Ulrich Pöschl awarded Copernicus Medal 201522 Apr 2015

The Copernicus Medal 2015 was awarded to Professor Ulrich Pöschl for his outstanding and pioneering work as well as his contributions to open science.

ESSD indexed by Thomson Reuters as first data journal in Earth sciences17 Mar 2015

Our open-access journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) has been indexed in the Web of ScienceTM as one of the first of the emerging genre of data journals.

TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access22 Jan 2015

In order to further promote open access, the TU Delft Library has transferred a budget to Copernicus to make open-access publishing even easier for its scientists in 2015.

Archives Animal Breeding now published by Copernicus Publications16 Jan 2015

The open-access journal Archives Animal Breeding (AAB) is now published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN).

Geographica Helvetica is open access18 Dec 2014

After a two-year transition period, the long-standing journal Geographica Helvetica is now fully open access.

Institutional agreement with TUM15 Dec 2014

Copernicus Publications and the University Library of the Technical University Munich (TUM) are glad to announce their agreement on central billing of article processing charges.

Copernicus Publications provides full-text XML03 Nov 2014

Copernicus Publications has started an XML-first workflow and will provide new articles in all of its 36 open-access journals in full-text XML from now on.

PICO – Presenting Interactive COntent® now a registered Community Trade Mark09 Oct 2014

Copernicus is proud to announce that PICO – Presenting Interactive COntent® was accepted as a Community Trade Mark within the European Union.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing01 Oct 2014

The ETH-Bibliothek (the central university library for ETH Zurich) and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.

ESSD discussion: Global Carbon Budget 201421 Sep 2014

The latest annual update of the Global Carbon Budget shows that CO2 emissions are set to reach a new 40 billion tonne record high in 2014.

New collaboration between the IAHS and Copernicus.org17 Sep 2014

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and are pleased to announce their new collaboration.

New Journal Metrics01 Aug 2014

Our journal websites now display the latest Thomson Reuters Impact Factors, newly released in the Journal Citation Reports on 29 July 2014.

10th anniversary of Biogeosciences24 Jul 2014

We are very pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of Biogeosciences; its first paper was published on 13th August 2004.

The University of Bremen and Copernicus Publications agree 12 May 2014
on central billing of publication fees

The University of Bremen has now signed an agreement with Copernicus Publications about the central billing of article processing charges.

New translation of a famous paper by Gauss04 Feb 2014

HGSS now presents a new translation of Gauss’ famous article "Allgemeine Theorie des Erdmagnetismus" ("General Theory of Terrestrial Magnetism"), first published in 1839.

Copernicus Publications launched article-level metrics (ALMs) for all its journals 29 Oct 2013

ALMs comprise a set of easy-to-understand real-time impact indicators that track how an article is read, discussed, or cited.

Copernicus is one of the very first to make use of ORCID18 Oct 2012

As the first conference organizer and one of the very first publishers, Copernicus offers its authors the connection to ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID.

Helmholtz centres facilitate Open Access Publishing with Copernicus Publications30 Aug 2012

In order to further promote the idea of Open Access in the sciences, six Helmholtz centres have signed a contract with Copernicus Publications.

Copernicus Publications is the first Open Access publisher visible on OpenAIRE28 Jun 2012

Copernicus and OpenAIRE work together to make European research results visible and to identify publications resulting from EC- funded projects.

EGU and Copernicus Celebrate 10 years of Interactive Open Access Publishing24 Aug 2011

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) and the open access publisher Copernicus Publications have been publishing well-known geoscientific journals since 2001.

New contract between Max Planck Society and Copernicus Publications28 Jan 2008

In a further effort to support open access compatible publishing of its scientists, the Max Planck Society (MPS) has signed an agreement with Copernicus Publications.

Anna Wenzel
Dr. Xenia van Edig
Natascha Töpfer
Media and Communications Team
Please contact us:
Phone +49 551 90 03 39 18