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Publications by the EGU

10 May

The EGU is responsible for 14 Open Access journals, all freely available online

Since 2001, the EGU and Open Access publishing house Copernicus Publications has published a growing number of successful geoscientific journals. These include 14 peer-reviewed Open Access journals, of which 11 have a Thomson Reuters Impact Factor, placing them in the top echelon of their respective discipline. EGU also publishes a host of other materials available in paper and online. As a signatory of the Berlin Open Access Declaration (2003), the EGU is committed to making all their publications freely available.

The EGU’s Open Access scientific journals are:

New EGU Open Access Journal: Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems

29 Jul

A new EGU Journal has been launched: Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI). It is an open access interdisciplinary electronic journal for swift publication of original articles and short communications in the area of geoscientific instruments. A unique feature of the journal is the emphasis on synergy between science and technology that facilitates advances in GI. The Chief-Executive Editor is Jothiram Vivekanandan with the Executive Editors being Ari-Matti Harri and Håkan Svedhem. More information (including how to submit papers) can be found on the journal’s website.

Exhibition at the EGU GA 2011

6 Apr

Have you visited the Exhibition at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011?

The exhibition is on the Ground (Yellow level) and the Gallery (First floor, green). Several of the exhibitors have presentations and events, see the Programme Book for more details.

One examples of a session from an exhibitor is Nature Publishing Group’s How to get published information session on Wednesday lunchtime (12:15-13:15) or the ESA Cocktail Reception (17:30, Hall A).

Celebration: 10 years of interactive open access publishing at EGU GA 2011

5 Apr

It’s been ten years since the launch of the first interactive open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, followed by a growing number of EGU open access journals covering most fields of geoscience.

A combination of traditional peer review and interactive and public discussion on the internet assures efficient scientific exchange and top quality. High submission rates and impact factors confirm the high value and visibility of the publications, which continue to grow rapidly.

To celebrate the success and achievements of the EGU open access journals, the EGU publications committee and journal editors would like to invite you all to have a drink at the reception tonight!

The reception will be held Tuesday 5 Apr, 19:00, Foyer E (Yellow Level – Ground Floor).

Further information about (interactive) open access publishing at EGU can be found online.

EGU Journals: Special Edition of NHESS

12 Mar

The latest edition of NHESS (Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences) features a post-face by Münch et al. summarising the special issue which has 22 peer-reviewed papers concerning the GITEWS (German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System) project.

Münch et al. (2011) state how the idea for the special issue of NHESS was formulated at the EGU General Assembly in 2009. The papers cover all aspects of the GITEWS project including the project framework, seismology, ocean instrumentation, GPS, the warning centre, modelling, capacity building, and system integration.

At the EGU General Assembly 2011 a DVD: “We are prepared” will be shown as part of the Geocinema .

Citation: Münch, U.,Rudloff, A. and Lauterjung, J. (2011) Postface “The GITEWS Project – results, summary and outlook”, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11(3): 765-769. doi:10.5194/nhess-11-765-2011

Note: this blogpost was written before the 11 March earthquake of magnitue 8.9 near Sendai, Japan, hence the delayed posting.

Success of Biogeosciences [EGU Open Access Journal]

5 Mar

On the EGU news page of the EGSS, the newsletter of EGU, there’s a story about the success of Biogeosciences, one of EGU’s Open Access Journals. The Thomson Journal Citation Reports for 2009 gave Biogeosciences an Impact Factor of 3.246 and an Article Impact Score of 1.538, with over one meaning a journal article has above average influence.