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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.

27 Jun 2018 New Journal Impact Factors released

The latest Journal Citation Reports® have been published by Clarivate Analytics.

27 Jun 2018 New Journal Impact Factors released

The latest Journal Citation Reports® have been published by Clarivate Analytics.

09 May 2018 HESS article most cited source on Wikipedia

A paper published in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences back in 2007 on global climate zones has been named the most cited source on Wikipedia, referenced more than 2.8 million times!

09 May 2018 HESS article most cited source on Wikipedia

A paper published in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences back in 2007 on global climate zones has been named the most cited source on Wikipedia, referenced more than 2.8 million times!

03 May 2018 Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association

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.

03 May 2018 Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association

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.

05 Dec 2017 New article processing charges for HESS

From 1 January 2018 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

05 Dec 2017 New article processing charges for HESS

From 1 January 2018 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

24 Aug 2017 New institutional agreement between the PIK and Copernicus Publications

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.

24 Aug 2017 New institutional agreement between the PIK and Copernicus Publications

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.

04 Jul 2017 Update of publication policy

The updated publication policy now is extended by the journal's open access statement, its archiving and indexing scheme, and explicit policies on corrections and retractions.

04 Jul 2017 Update of publication policy

The updated publication policy now is extended by the journal's open access statement, its archiving and indexing scheme, and explicit policies on corrections and retractions.

29 Jun 2017 Revision of editors', referees', and authors' obligations

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

29 Jun 2017 Revision of editors', referees', and authors' obligations

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

15 Jun 2017 New Journal Impact Factors released

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

15 Jun 2017 New Journal Impact Factors released

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

06 Jun 2017 New licence & copyright agreement

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

06 Jun 2017 New licence & copyright agreement

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

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06 Jun 2017 New display and citation guidelines for DOIs

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".

06 Jun 2017 New display and citation guidelines for DOIs

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".

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

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.

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

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.

16 May 2017 EGU journals: celebrations and growth

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.

16 May 2017 EGU journals: celebrations and growth

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.

27 Apr 2017 HESS celebrates its 20th anniversary

We are very pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Please celebrate with us during an evening reception, open to all, at the EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, taking place in PICO spot A (Red Level – Second Floor), Thursday, 27th April, 19:00.

27 Apr 2017 HESS celebrates its 20th anniversary

We are very pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Please celebrate with us during an evening reception, open to all, at the EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, taking place in PICO spot A (Red Level – Second Floor), Thursday, 27th April, 19:00.

13 Feb 2017 A case of editorial malpractice detected

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 published editorial.

13 Feb 2017 A case of editorial malpractice detected

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 published editorial.

27 Dec 2016 New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications

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.

27 Dec 2016 New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications

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.

23 Dec 2016 Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

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.

23 Dec 2016 Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

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.

08 Sep 2016 Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs

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.

08 Sep 2016 Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs

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.

05 Sep 2016 Jim Dooge Award 2015

In memoriam of the ground-breaking contributions of Jim Dooge, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences honours the most outstanding papers of a year with the Jim Dooge Award.

05 Sep 2016 Jim Dooge Award 2015

In memoriam of the ground-breaking contributions of Jim Dooge, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences honours the most outstanding papers of a year with the Jim Dooge Award.

01 Sep 2016 Institutional agreement for HESS authors affiliated with the Leibniz Association

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.

01 Sep 2016 Institutional agreement for HESS authors affiliated with the Leibniz Association

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.

21 Jul 2016 Press Release: Fire clues in cave dripwater – researchers find wildfire signatures in cave formations

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

21 Jul 2016 Press Release: Fire clues in cave dripwater – researchers find wildfire signatures in cave formations

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

11 Jan 2016 Institutional agreement for HESS authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

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

11 Jan 2016 Institutional agreement for HESS authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

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

10 Dec 2015 Workflow of HESS reorganized

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

10 Dec 2015 Workflow of HESS reorganized

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

29 Oct 2015 Citable video publications for HESS authors

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

29 Oct 2015 Citable video publications for HESS authors

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

29 Sep 2015 New library and payment concept

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

29 Sep 2015 New library and payment concept

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

01 Jul 2015 Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam

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

01 Jul 2015 Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam

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

29 Jun 2015 Update data policy

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

29 Jun 2015 Update data policy

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

25 Jun 2015 HESS awarded DOAJ Seal

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.

25 Jun 2015 HESS awarded DOAJ Seal

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.

09 Jun 2015 Floods as war weapons – Humans caused a third of floods in past 500 years in SW Netherlands

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.

09 Jun 2015 Floods as war weapons – Humans caused a third of floods in past 500 years in SW Netherlands

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.

22 May 2015 HESS now member of COPE

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.

22 May 2015 HESS now member of COPE

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.

18 Mar 2015 Website relaunch

The HESS website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
Further details:

18 Mar 2015 Website relaunch

The HESS website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
Further details:

22 Jan 2015 TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access

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.

22 Jan 2015 TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access

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.

13 Jan 2015 New manuscript types for HESS

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

13 Jan 2015 New manuscript types for HESS

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

18 Dec 2014 Central billing of APCs for TUM authors

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

18 Dec 2014 Central billing of APCs for TUM authors

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

15 Dec 2014 New article processing charges for HESS

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

15 Dec 2014 New article processing charges for HESS

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

05 Nov 2014 HESS provides full-text XML

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.

05 Nov 2014 HESS provides full-text XML

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.

01 Oct 2014 ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing

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

01 Oct 2014 ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing

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

12 May 2014 The University of Bremen and Copernicus Publications agree 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.

12 May 2014 The University of Bremen and Copernicus Publications agree 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.

29 Oct 2013 Article level metrics available

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.

29 Oct 2013 Article level metrics available

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.

01 Oct 2013 Transparent post-discussion review

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

01 Oct 2013 Transparent post-discussion review

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

13 Aug 2013 Publication ethics

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

13 Aug 2013 Publication ethics

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

04 Jun 2013 New data policy

HESS has just published its new data policy.

04 Jun 2013 New data policy

HESS has just published its new data policy.

16 Jul 2010 Proposal for a special issue

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

16 Jul 2010 Proposal for a special issue

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

04 Jul 2010 EGU position statement on discussion papers

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.

04 Jul 2010 EGU position statement on discussion papers

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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