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HESS article most cited source on Wikipedia 09 May 2018

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!

Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association 03 May 2018

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.

New article processing charges for HESS 05 Dec 2017

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

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

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.

Update of publication policy 04 Jul 2017

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.

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

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

New Journal Impact Factors released 15 Jun 2017

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

New licence & copyright agreement 06 Jun 2017

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

New display and citation guidelines for DOIs 06 Jun 2017

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".

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

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.

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EGU journals: celebrations and growth 16 May 2017

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.

HESS celebrates its 20th anniversary 27 Apr 2017

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.

A case of editorial malpractice detected 13 Feb 2017

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.

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

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.

Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors 23 Dec 2016

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.

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

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.

Jim Dooge Award 2015 05 Sep 2016

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.

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

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.

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.

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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