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28 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signs institutional agreement with Helsinki University Library

To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from Helsinki University, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs).

28 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signs institutional agreement with Helsinki University Library

To facilitate the publication procedure for authors from Helsinki University, Copernicus Publications and Helsinki University Library have signed an agreement on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs).

19 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the TC website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading TC articles.

19 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the TC website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading TC articles.

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.

20 Sep 2018 Press Release: Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study published in TC. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30% chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. But study authors Michael Wolovick and John Moore caution that reducing emissions still remains key to stopping climate change and its dramatic effects.

20 Sep 2018 Press Release: Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control

Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down the collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study published in TC. While an intervention similar in size to existing large civil engineering projects could only have a 30% chance of success, a larger project would have better odds of holding off ice-sheet collapse. But study authors Michael Wolovick and John Moore caution that reducing emissions still remains key to stopping climate change and its dramatic effects.

19 Jul 2018 Press Release: New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse

An international team of scientists has shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, two Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. The research is published today in TC.

19 Jul 2018 Press Release: New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse

An international team of scientists has shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, two Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. The research is published today in TC.

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.

15 May 2018 Farewell to Hilmar Gudmundsson and Welcome Christian Haas

With Hilmar Gudmundsson one of the last editors from the early days of the journal is now stepping down. We are delighted to welcome his successor Christian Haas, who is an expert in sea ice physics and has been a TC topical editor for several years.

15 May 2018 Farewell to Hilmar Gudmundsson and Welcome Christian Haas

With Hilmar Gudmundsson one of the last editors from the early days of the journal is now stepping down. We are delighted to welcome his successor Christian Haas, who is an expert in sea ice physics and has been a TC topical editor for several years.

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 TC

From 1 January 2018 The Cryosphere (TC) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

05 Dec 2017 New article processing charges for TC

From 1 January 2018 The Cryosphere (TC) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

13 Nov 2017 Farewell to Stephan Gruber and Welcome Christian Hauck

As of November 2017, Stephan Gruber, one of our first editors, will retire from his position as co-editor-in-chief. At the same time, we are delighted to welcome Christian Hauck as a new co-editor-in-chief.

13 Nov 2017 Farewell to Stephan Gruber and Welcome Christian Hauck

As of November 2017, Stephan Gruber, one of our first editors, will retire from his position as co-editor-in-chief. At the same time, we are delighted to welcome Christian Hauck as a new co-editor-in-chief.

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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.

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.

25 Apr 2017 How and why The Cryosphere was born 10 years ago

Ten years back, cryosphere-related papers were scattered through EGU publications, while at the same time the cryosphere programme at EGU was rapidly growing. Jonathan Bamber undertook a survey of the community and on the basis of this convinced EGU to launch The Cryosphere. Please celebrate with us the 10th anniversary of TC during an evening reception, open to all, at the EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, taking place in room G2 (Brown Level - Basement), Thursday, 27th April, 19:00.

25 Apr 2017 How and why The Cryosphere was born 10 years ago

Ten years back, cryosphere-related papers were scattered through EGU publications, while at the same time the cryosphere programme at EGU was rapidly growing. Jonathan Bamber undertook a survey of the community and on the basis of this convinced EGU to launch The Cryosphere. Please celebrate with us the 10th anniversary of TC during an evening reception, open to all, at the EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, taking place in room G2 (Brown Level - Basement), Thursday, 27th April, 19:00.

29 Mar 2017 Farewell to the founding editors of The Cryosphere

Jonathan Bamber and Michiel van den Broeke, two of the founding editors of TC, stepped down from their functions as co-editors-in-chief. Please read TC's farewell letter.

29 Mar 2017 Farewell to the founding editors of The Cryosphere

Jonathan Bamber and Michiel van den Broeke, two of the founding editors of TC, stepped down from their functions as co-editors-in-chief. Please read TC's farewell letter.

16 Feb 2017 Press Release: Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps

A study published today in The Cryosphere shows bare Alpine slopes could be a much more common sight in the future.

16 Feb 2017 Press Release: Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps

A study published today in The Cryosphere shows bare Alpine slopes could be a much more common sight in the future.

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.

24 Nov 2016 Press Release: Antarctic explorers help make discovery - 100 years after their epic adventures

The study, published in The Cryosphere, suggests Antarctic sea ice is much less sensitive to the effects of climate change than that of the Arctic, which in stark contrast has experienced a dramatic decline during the 20th century.

24 Nov 2016 Press Release: Antarctic explorers help make discovery - 100 years after their epic adventures

The study, published in The Cryosphere, suggests Antarctic sea ice is much less sensitive to the effects of climate change than that of the Arctic, which in stark contrast has experienced a dramatic decline during the 20th century.

20 Oct 2016 Press Release: Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

A new study published in The Cryosphere has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase.

20 Oct 2016 Press Release: Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

A new study published in The Cryosphere has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase.

14 Sep 2016 Press Release: All polar bears across the Arctic face shorter sea ice season

A new study by University of Washington researchers, funded by NASA, finds a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the autumn across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding capabilities of the bears.

14 Sep 2016 Press Release: All polar bears across the Arctic face shorter sea ice season

A new study by University of Washington researchers, funded by NASA, finds a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the autumn across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding capabilities of the bears.

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.

01 Sep 2016 Institutional agreement for TC 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 TC 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.

23 Jun 2016 Press Release: New technique settles old debate on highest peaks in US Arctic

Ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers joined forces with glaciologist Matt Nolan to settle a debate of more than 50 years, while testing a new, affordable mapping technique in a steep mountainous region.

23 Jun 2016 Press Release: New technique settles old debate on highest peaks in US Arctic

Ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers joined forces with glaciologist Matt Nolan to settle a debate of more than 50 years, while testing a new, affordable mapping technique in a steep mountainous region.

11 Jan 2016 Institutional agreement for TC 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 TC 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 TC reorganized

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

10 Dec 2015 Workflow of TC reorganized

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

26 Nov 2015 Press release: Revealing glacier flow with animated satellite images

Glaciologist Frank Paul has created animations from satellite images of the Karakoram mountain range in Asia to show how its glaciers flow and change.

26 Nov 2015 Press release: Revealing glacier flow with animated satellite images

Glaciologist Frank Paul has created animations from satellite images of the Karakoram mountain range in Asia to show how its glaciers flow and change.

29 Oct 2015 Citable video publications for TC authors

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

29 Oct 2015 Citable video publications for TC authors

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal TC 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, TC will see changes to the way papers are archived and paid for.

29 Sep 2015 New library and payment concept

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

20 Aug 2015 Press release: Most comprehensive projections for West Antarctica’s future revealed

A new international study is the first to use a high-resolution, large-scale computer model to estimate how much ice the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lose over the next couple of centuries.

20 Aug 2015 Press release: Most comprehensive projections for West Antarctica’s future revealed

A new international study is the first to use a high-resolution, large-scale computer model to estimate how much ice the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could lose over the next couple of centuries.

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 TC awarded DOAJ Seal

The Cryosphere (TC) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

25 Jun 2015 TC awarded DOAJ Seal

The Cryosphere (TC) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

19 Jun 2015 New Journal Impact Factors released

Thomson Reuters has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®. We are delighted to announce that the Impact Factor for The Cryosphere (TC) has risen in 2014. Congratulations!

19 Jun 2015 New Journal Impact Factors released

Thomson Reuters has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®. We are delighted to announce that the Impact Factor for The Cryosphere (TC) has risen in 2014. Congratulations!

15 Jun 2015 TC also on Twitter

Our Twitter account @EGU_TC has been launched to increase visibility for TC's articles and discussions, share journal-related news and offer an additional way of contacting us.

15 Jun 2015 TC also on Twitter

Our Twitter account @EGU_TC has been launched to increase visibility for TC's articles and discussions, share journal-related news and offer an additional way of contacting us.

22 May 2015 TC now member of COPE

The Cryosphere (TC) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

22 May 2015 TC now member of COPE

The Cryosphere (TC) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

11 Mar 2015 Website relaunch

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

11 Mar 2015 Website relaunch

The TC 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.

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 TC

From 01 January 2015 The Cryosphere (TC) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

15 Dec 2014 New article processing charges for TC

From 01 January 2015 The Cryosphere (TC) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

05 Nov 2014 TC provides full-text XML

The Cryosphere (TC) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on.

05 Nov 2014 TC provides full-text XML

The Cryosphere (TC) 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.

01 Feb 2014 Transparent post-discussion review

TC has introduced transparent post-discussion review.

01 Feb 2014 Transparent post-discussion review

TC has introduced transparent post-discussion review.

13 Jan 2014 Passing of our editor Dan Riseborough

Obituary.

13 Jan 2014 Passing of our editor Dan Riseborough

Obituary.

17 Dec 2013 TC article receives more than 28,000 views

Article level metrics (ALM) provide an alternative means of assessing the impact of a paper compared to the more familiar citation indices.

17 Dec 2013 TC article receives more than 28,000 views

Article level metrics (ALM) provide an alternative means of assessing the impact of a paper compared to the more familiar citation indices.

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.

13 Aug 2013 Publication ethics

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

13 Aug 2013 Publication ethics

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

04 Jun 2013 New data policy

TC has just published its new data policy.

04 Jun 2013 New data policy

TC has just published its new data policy.

12 Dec 2011 TC introduces full service charges

After receiving the first Impact Factor for 2010, TC will rise the service charges from 01 January 2012.

12 Dec 2011 TC introduces full service charges

After receiving the first Impact Factor for 2010, TC will rise the service charges from 01 January 2012.

27 Jul 2011 First Impact Factor for TC

We are delighted to announce the first impact factor for The Cryosphere (TC).

27 Jul 2011 First Impact Factor for TC

We are delighted to announce the first impact factor for The Cryosphere (TC).

16 Dec 2010 TC introduces reduced service charges

Recently indexed in Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), TC will introduce service charges from manuscripts submitted from 01 January 2011.

16 Dec 2010 TC introduces reduced service charges

Recently indexed in Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), TC will introduce service charges from manuscripts submitted from 01 January 2011.

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.

04 Mar 2010 TC included in ISI Citation Index

We are delighted to announce that Thomson Reuters will be including TC in their ISI listings.

04 Mar 2010 TC included in ISI Citation Index

We are delighted to announce that Thomson Reuters will be including TC in their ISI listings.

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