Due to a fire in one of the data centres, the Copernicus Office online system had a downtime from 03:30 to 08:00 CET this morning. After we went online again, we carefully checked for any problems users could have faced in terms of file loss in our journal review system. Our databases were running, and the static servers for journal libraries and conference websites were not affected anyway. We apologize for any inconvenience individuals might have experienced and thank you very much for your understanding.
We are proud to announce the first publication of a research synthesis report in our new journal State of the Planet. The release of the 7th Copernicus Ocean State Report (OSR7), commissioned by the European Union Copernicus Marine Service and implemented by Mercator Ocean International, marks the launch of this new platform, dedicated to scientific synthesis reports and assessments on all subjects of the Earth and environmental sciences. 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.
Looking to gain experience and boost your confidence as a referee? Apply for the EGU peer review training, and gain valuable insights into the peer review process. EGU is offering FREE online training in which you'll learn about the role of peer review in the publication process, in addition to review criteria and open peer review, and get hands-on experience in writing reviews. To find out more and apply, visit https://www.egu.eu/news/967/egu-peer-review-training-workshop-apply-now/.
The Copernicus Medal 2023 has been awarded to Minna Palmroth for her ground-breaking work in leading the development of the world's most accurate space environment simulation Vlasiator, and for her outstanding achievements in promotion of space physics to the general public and for decision makers. Read more.
Copernicus Publications is deeply saddened by the news of the untimely and sudden death of Prof Astrid Kiendler-Scharr. Not only has she been an active and outspoken editor for one of our most influential journals, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, she was also a vocal supporter of Copernicus Publications and our publishing philosophy in general. We had the privilege of working closely with her in the past couple of months on a project she put much effort in, the new Diamond Open-Access Journal Aerosol Research. Her professional yet always cheerful attitude will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones. Please also read the press release of the Forschungszentrum Jülich.
From 2023, ESSD will serve the Earth science community with new subject domains, new editorial teams, and intensified community outreach. ESSD will also introduce APCs for the first time to keep the journal and its community services sustainable. Read our news item for more information.
It was September 2001 when the first preprint was posted for public peer review and interactive public discussion. Since then, we have had 48,275 publicly reviewed manuscripts with 231,351 comments by referees, authors, editors, and the scientific community leading to 41,347 final journal articles – time to celebrate these achievements!
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.
The Copernicus Medal 2022 has been awarded to Athanasios Nenes for transformative contributions and fundamental advances at the interface of aerosol science with cloud formation, air quality, biogeochemical cycles and climate through a combination of theory, instrument development, measurements, and modelling.
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.
Nearly 100 researchers from 70 institutions across 18 nations have – for the 10th consecutive year – synthesized global and regional measurements, national statistics, and model outcomes to submit an updated Global Carbon Budget 2021 to the Earth System Science Data journal.
The prominent Copernicus journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is seeking a chief science editor. The science editor will work with executive and managing editors to guide and advance ESSD's role as a leader in publishing high-quality data descriptions. This editorial team serves as ambassadors for the journal throughout multiple communities of the Earth sciences and recruits and supports topical editors.
For the eighth time, the Copernicus Medal will be awarded in 2022. You are invited to suggest appropriate candidates from the international community of the geo- and space sciences. We kindly ask you to submit your proposal(s) by 15 November 2021 at the latest by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Copernicus Publications is proud to be among the first publishers who agreed to support the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA). I4OA strives for making all abstracts openly available through Crossref and thereby facilitate and increase the visibility and impact of journals and books. Read more on the I4OA website.
Copernicus Publications fosters diversity and inclusiveness in scholarly communications: in journal editorial boards, reviewer teams, authorships, and also in its own group of staff members. To express this continuous effort, Copernicus signed the Joint Statement of Principles of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC).
As of 1 July 2020, the Copernicus Business Development contacts for Meetings and Publications will change. Dr. Xenia van Edig, who has been in charge since 2012, will leave Copernicus and join the publication services team of the Technical Information Library (TIB) in Hannover on a newly created position, namely as open-access publication platform manager.
Today, Copernicus.org and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) are announcing the launch of EGUsphere, a new online platform designed to increase visibility and boost discussion and collaboration within the Earth, planetary, and space science community.
The signatories of this position statement believe that OA that is delivered in a full, immediate and transparent (FIT) way by fully OA publishers offers a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to hybrid models.
The 5th principle of Plan S states that "When Open Access publication fees are applied, they must be commensurate with the publication services delivered and the structure of such fees must be transparent to inform the market (...)". In order to embrace transparency, Copernicus published its APC breakdown (averaged amongst all its journals). Thereby, we applied the scheme suggested by the FAIR Open Access Alliance (FOAA).
The Copernicus Medal 2020 has been awarded to Justin C. Kasper for his pioneering work on the heating and acceleration of the solar corona and the solar wind, and his outstanding leadership of the SWEAP Investigation on Parker Solar Probe which has now successfully touched the Sun.
At the end of 2019, Copernicus became a supporting member of Open Knowledge Maps (OKM). OKM is the world's largest visual search engine for scientific knowledge. It is building a visual interface that dramatically increases the visibility of research findings for science and society alike. By being a supporting member, we are very happy to contribute to sustain this non-profit organization and its valuable work.
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.
This year, to further reduce our own environmental impact, we stopped sending printed Christmas cards and instead created our online Advent calendar. In addition, we made donations to regional initiatives for both the environment and humans. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!
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.
The Copernicus Medal 2019 has been awarded to Fumio Inagaki for ingenious, pioneering work on the geomicrobiology of ocean floor bacteria, and international leadership in the collaborative study of subsurface seafloor habitats.
The DFG-funded research project Opening Reproducible Research (o2r) at the University of Münster and Copernicus Publications collaborate on pilot study for interactive, transparent, and reproducible supplements for research articles.
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. This is the first agreement between Copernicus Publications and a university from the United States.
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).
We recently launched our full-text HTML workflow and optimized our journal websites for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading articles in our open-access journals.
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.
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.
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.
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 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".
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.