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

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 3.535 IF 3.535
  • IF 5-year<br/> value: 4.292 IF 5-year
  • SNIP value: 1.523 SNIP 1.523
  • IPP value: 3.478 IPP 3.478
  • SJR value: 1.859 SJR 1.859
  • h5-index value: 54 h5-index 54

Article processing charges (APCs)

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences is committed to the open-access model of publishing. This ensures free web access to the results of research and maximum visibility for published papers. However, it requires the author or a supporting institution to pay the costs of the review process, typesetting, web publication, and long-term archiving. These article processing charges are categorized according to the submitted material and levied for the publication in the discussion forum, whereas the publication in the journal is then free of charge.

The discussion paper style results in three times more pages than the classic manuscript style.
Rule of thumb: discussion pages = characters / 1,900 + # tables + # figures

The following article processing charges are valid for any manuscript submitted from 1 January 2015. Manuscripts submitted before this date are charged €24/29/34/39 net per page.

Price per
discussion page
Category 1 €25 net LaTeX submissions using the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package
Category 2 €30 net Word submissions using the Copernicus Publications Word Template
Category 3 €35 net LaTeX submissions causing higher expenditure of work due to any LaTeX style and/or difficulties with tables/figures
Category 4 €40 net Word submissions causing higher expenditure of work due to any Word style and/or difficulties with tables/figures
English language copy-editing: free for final revised papers, €3 net per page for discussion papers

A manuscript contains 10 pages with 57,000 characters, 2 figures, and 1 table. The discussion paper will have 30 pages text + 1 page table + 2 pages figures. For Category 1, this will result in 33 pages × €25 = €825 net + 19% German VAT.

What is included in the article processing charges?

  • all online tools for authors and reviewers;
  • professional processing of figures;
  • typesetting, editing, and formatting in PDFLaTeX;
  • English language copy-editing for final revised papers;
  • immediate open-access publication of each article;
  • article alert service;
  • inclusion in the Copernicus Online Library;
  • indexing in international scientific databases and reference services;
  • long-term e-archiving via Portico and CLOCKSS as well as printed archiving via copyright libraries worldwide.
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