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Earth Surface Dynamics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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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 "".

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.

New article processing charges for ESurf

18 May 2017

From 1 July 2017 Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) will increase the article processing charges.

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.

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.

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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.

Institutional agreement for ESurf 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.

ESurf introduces reduced article processing charges

17 Jun 2016

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 July 2016.

First Impact Factor for ESurf

15 Jun 2015

The ESurf editors are delighted to announce that Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) has received its first Impact Factor.

Workflow of ESurf reorganized

10 Dec 2015

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

Citable video publications for ESurf authors

29 Oct 2015

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

ESurf indexed in Scopus

19 Aug 2015

Scopus has completed its evaluation of Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

YouTube channel for ESurf

07 Aug 2015

Videos and animations that belong to discussions or articles published in ESurf and ESurfD are now collected on ESurf's official YouTube channel.

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.

ESurf awarded DOAJ Seal

25 Jun 2015

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

ESurf indexed in the Web of Science

18 Jun 2015

Thomson Reuters announced that ESurf has been indexed and abstracted in the Science Citation Index Expanded, the Journal Citation Reports and Current Contents/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences.

Transparent post-discussion review

29 May 2015

ESurf will introduce transparent post-discussion review on 01 June 2015: all reports, the authors' response and the different manuscript versions will be published if the paper is accepted.

ESurf now member of COPE

22 May 2015

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) 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 ESurf website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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ESurf provides full-text XML

17 Nov 2014

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

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.

Press Release: EGU launches ESurf, a new interactive open access journal

04 Apr 2013

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) is the newest international scientific journal of the European Geosciences Union.

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