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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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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 "".

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.

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.

How and why The Cryosphere was born 10 years ago

25 Apr 2017

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.

Farewell to the founding editors of The Cryosphere

29 Mar 2017

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.

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

16 Feb 2017

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

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.

Press Release: Antarctic explorers help make discovery – 100 years after their epic adventures

24 Nov 2016

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.

Press Release: Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

20 Oct 2016

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.

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

14 Sep 2016

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.

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.

Institutional agreement for TC 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: New technique settles old debate on highest peaks in US Arctic

23 Jun 2016

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.

Institutional agreement for TC 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 TC reorganized

10 Dec 2015

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

Press release: Revealing glacier flow with animated satellite images

26 Nov 2015

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

Citable video publications for TC authors

29 Oct 2015

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

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

20 Aug 2015

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.

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.

TC awarded DOAJ Seal

25 Jun 2015

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

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New Journal Impact Factors released

19 Jun 2015

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!

TC also on Twitter

15 Jun 2015

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.

TC now member of COPE

22 May 2015

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

Website relaunch

11 Mar 2015

The TC 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.

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 TC

15 Dec 2014

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

TC provides full-text XML

05 Nov 2014

The Cryosphere (TC) 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. 

Transparent post-discussion review

01 Feb 2014

TC has introduced transparent post-discussion review.

Passing of our editor Dan Riseborough

13 Jan 2014


TC article receives more than 28,000 views

17 Dec 2013

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

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.

Publication ethics

13 Aug 2013

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

New data policy

04 Jun 2013

TC has just published its new data policy.

TC introduces full service charges

12 Dec 2011

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

First Impact Factor for TC

27 Jul 2011

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

TC introduces reduced service charges

16 Dec 2010

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

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.

TC included in ISI Citation Index

04 Mar 2010

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

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