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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Press Release: Fire clues in cave dripwater – researchers find wildfire signatures in cave formations

21 Jul 2016

Researchers in Australia and the UK have found that dripwater cave data can help trace past wildfires that burned above the cave.

Institutional agreement for HESS authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

11 Jan 2016

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

Workflow of HESS reorganized

10 Dec 2015

We have summarized the upcoming changes to HESS by the end of the year.

Citable video publications for HESS authors

29 Oct 2015

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

New library and payment concept

29 Sep 2015

From January 2016 onwards, HESS will see changes to the way papers are archived and paid for.

Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam

01 Jul 2015

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

Update data policy

29 Jun 2015

We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.

HESS awarded DOAJ Seal

25 Jun 2015

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

Floods as war weapons – Humans caused a third of floods in past 500 years in SW Netherlands

09 Jun 2015

A new study published in HESS shows that, from 1500 until 2000, about a third of floods in southwestern Netherlands were deliberately caused by humans during wartimes.

HESS now member of COPE

22 May 2015

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

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Website relaunch

18 Mar 2015

The HESS website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access

22 Jan 2015

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.

New manuscript types for HESS

13 Jan 2015

There are three additional manuscript types now: black swans & scientific falsifications, cutting-edge case studies, and education & communication.

Central billing of APCs for TUM authors

18 Dec 2014

Copernicus Publications and the University Library of the Technical University Munich (TUM) have agreed on central billing of article processing charges.

New article processing charges for HESS

15 Dec 2014

From 01 January 2015 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

HESS provides full-text XML

05 Nov 2014

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing

01 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.

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

12 May 2014

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

Article level metrics available

29 Oct 2013

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.

Transparent post-discussion review

01 Oct 2013

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) has introduced transparent post-discussion review.

Publication ethics

13 Aug 2013

HESS has implemented publication ethics in order to guarantee high scientific and ethical standards.

New data policy

04 Jun 2013

HESS has just published its new data policy.

Proposal for a special issue

16 Jul 2010

"Towards Theories that Link Catchment Structures and Model Structures" - a proposal for a special issue in HESS.

EGU position statement on discussion papers

04 Jul 2010

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.

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