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06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

30 Jun 2023 Release of journal metrics 2022

The journal metrics 2022 were released. Please find further information on the journal metrics page.

30 Jun 2023 Release of journal metrics 2022

The journal metrics 2022 were released. Please find further information on the journal metrics page.

27 Jun 2023 Referee nomination improved

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.

27 Jun 2023 Referee nomination improved

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.

12 Jun 2023 Enhance your peer review skills with the EGU training in September/October!

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/.

12 Jun 2023 Enhance your peer review skills with the EGU training in September/October!

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/.

09 Jun 2023 Sam Illingworth, chief-executive editor of GC, is the 2023 recipient of the Katia and Maurice Krafft Award

We are very proud to announce that GC's chief-executive and founding editor Sam Illingworth has been awarded the 2023 Katia and Maurice Krafft Award of the EGU. Sam received the award for visionary work in developing and implementing methods to communicate geoscience in an innovative and inclusive way, and with a diverse audience. Please read Sam's preprint resulting from his award lecture. Congratulations, Sam!

09 Jun 2023 Sam Illingworth, chief-executive editor of GC, is the 2023 recipient of the Katia and Maurice Krafft Award

We are very proud to announce that GC's chief-executive and founding editor Sam Illingworth has been awarded the 2023 Katia and Maurice Krafft Award of the EGU. Sam received the award for visionary work in developing and implementing methods to communicate geoscience in an innovative and inclusive way, and with a diverse audience. Please read Sam's preprint resulting from his award lecture. Congratulations, Sam!

12 May 2023 GC is looking for new Associate Editors

Do you work in the geosciences and/or science communication? If yes, please consider applying to be an Associate Editor for GC. Read more.

12 May 2023 GC is looking for new Associate Editors

Do you work in the geosciences and/or science communication? If yes, please consider applying to be an Associate Editor for GC. Read more.

14 Feb 2023 Journal website facelift

In the coming days and weeks, readers of our journals will experience a facelift of our websites. Read more about the background.

14 Feb 2023 Journal website facelift

In the coming days and weeks, readers of our journals will experience a facelift of our websites. Read more about the background.

27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

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.

27 Jan 2023 New agreement between Jisc and Copernicus Publications

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.

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28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

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.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

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.

28 Feb 2022 Obituary: Chris King (1949–2022)

Geoscience communication were extremely saddened to hear about the death of one of our Editors Professor Chris King. A full obituary can be read here: https://www.egu.eu/news/898/obituary-chris-king-1949-2022/. Our thoughts and condolences are also with his family, friends, and colleagues.

28 Feb 2022 Obituary: Chris King (1949–2022)

Geoscience communication were extremely saddened to hear about the death of one of our Editors Professor Chris King. A full obituary can be read here: https://www.egu.eu/news/898/obituary-chris-king-1949-2022/. Our thoughts and condolences are also with his family, friends, and colleagues.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

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.

09 Feb 2022 EGUsphere opens for preprints

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.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

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.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

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.

13 Dec 2021 First GC Letter: Identifying community values related to heat: recommendations for forecast and health risk communication

We are proud to announce that GC has just published its first GC Letter. GC Letters are short research articles that report particularly important results and major advances in a concise and engaging style. Read more.

13 Dec 2021 First GC Letter: Identifying community values related to heat: recommendations for forecast and health risk communication

We are proud to announce that GC has just published its first GC Letter. GC Letters are short research articles that report particularly important results and major advances in a concise and engaging style. Read more.

05 Oct 2021 Change in executive board

Geoscience Communication is delighted to welcome Dr John Hillier as an executive editor, taking over from Professor Iain Stewart.

05 Oct 2021 Change in executive board

Geoscience Communication is delighted to welcome Dr John Hillier as an executive editor, taking over from Professor Iain Stewart.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

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.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

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.

27 Sep 2021 Geoscience Communication indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Geoscience Communication (GC) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

27 Sep 2021 Geoscience Communication indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of Geoscience Communication (GC) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

23 Jul 2021 New manuscript type GC Insights

The EGU journal Geoscience Communications (GC) is launching a new manuscript type to promote the flow of notable insights about geosciences between scientific researchers and other audiences (e.g. government, industry, community groups). The format invites the publication of an exciting, well-founded, and robust insight without a comprehensive analysis of all its aspects.

23 Jul 2021 New manuscript type GC Insights

The EGU journal Geoscience Communications (GC) is launching a new manuscript type to promote the flow of notable insights about geosciences between scientific researchers and other audiences (e.g. government, industry, community groups). The format invites the publication of an exciting, well-founded, and robust insight without a comprehensive analysis of all its aspects.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

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.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

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.

15 Apr 2020 Obituary: Jonathan Tennant (1988–2020)

We are very saddened to report of the death of our friend and colleague Dr Jonathan (Jon) Tennant, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, during the early morning of Thursday the 9th April. As well as being an Executive Editor for the Geoscience Communication journal, Jon was a powerhouse in the Open Scholarship movement, working tirelessly to develop practices that enabled science to be accessible for everyone, rather than being the preserve of an elite few.

15 Apr 2020 Obituary: Jonathan Tennant (1988–2020)

We are very saddened to report of the death of our friend and colleague Dr Jonathan (Jon) Tennant, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, during the early morning of Thursday the 9th April. As well as being an Executive Editor for the Geoscience Communication journal, Jon was a powerhouse in the Open Scholarship movement, working tirelessly to develop practices that enabled science to be accessible for everyone, rather than being the preserve of an elite few.

25 Jun 2019 Geoscience Communication awarded DOAJ Seal

GC has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

25 Jun 2019 Geoscience Communication awarded DOAJ Seal

GC has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

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.

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.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

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.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

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.

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