Professional Publisher (Medium)
|Owner||GmbH owned by the non-profit organization Copernicus Gesellschaft e.V.|
|Copyright and Licensing||http://publications.copernicus.org/for_authors/license_and_copyright.html|
|Copyright and Licensing Policy||Copyright policy: The authors retain copyright, and all articles published in Copernicus Publications’ open-access journals, as well as the corresponding materials such as RSS feeds, XML, or supplementary files, are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Thus, all articles are accessible online free of charge for everyone worldwide. Anyone is free to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work as long as the original author is given credit.|
|Complaint email||The editorial support team personally assists authors, editors and referees during the review process from submission to acceptance and is available for any help with the tools or assist with special requirements. Just like editorial support, the publication production officers are available to provide individual help for the authors from acceptance to final publication and beyond. Further information on appeals & complaints can be found in the “for authors” section of the individual journals.|
|Complaint policy||The editorial support team personally assists authors, editors and referees during the review process from submission to acceptance and is available for any help with the tools or assist with special requirements. Just like editorial support, the publication production officers are available to provide individual help for the authors from acceptance to final publication and beyond.|
|Publication charge link||https://publications.copernicus.org/for_authors/article_processing_charges.html|
|Publication charge policy||We calculate article processing charges (APCs) on a page-by-page basis. This results in average article prices from €500 to €1,300 (please see https://publications.copernicus.org/apc_information.html. Every journal has a budget of free pages (10% of the pages published in the previous year). This page budget can be assigned by the chief editor of each journal to authors lacking support of funds. Additionally, Copernicus Publications has several institutional agreements with research institutions and universities regarding the direct payment of APCs for first or corresponding authors from these institutions (http://publications.copernicus.org/for_authors/financial_support.html).|
|OASPA Compliant OA Journals||46 and 23 discussion forums (Interactive Public Peer Review, see https://publications.copernicus.org/services/public_peer_review.html)|
approx. number in 12 months
|6,062 peer-reviewed articles and 3,877 preprints (discussion papers) in 2019|
|Initiatives||In a new cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal of the National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hanover, Germany, scientists who publish their articles with Copernicus Publications can present their research results in short, citable video abstracts and add video supplements to their articles.|
|Peer review policy||per journal (/peer_review/)
Our approach is to provide editors, reviewers, and authors with the review tools to work independently in each phase of the workflow. Therefore, Copernicus Publications provides the online journal review system Copernicus Office Editor. This system is developed and maintained in-house to allow a degree of flexibility in the adaptation of specific review workflows from different disciplines and communities. The system is fully web-based, and users only need to use their internet browser and email account.
We offer two types of peer review. In addition to the traditional peer review, we also offer an innovative two-stage publication process encompassing our Interactive Public Peer Review to foster scientific discussion and to enhance the effectiveness and transparency of scientific quality assurance. In the first stage, manuscripts that pass a swift access review are posted as preprints (discussion papers) in the journal’s discussion forum.. They are then subject to interactive public discussion, during which the referees’ comments (anonymous or attributed), additional short comments by other members of the scientific community (attributed), and the authors’ replies are published. In the second stage, the peer-review process is completed; if accepted, the final revised papers are published in the journal. To ensure publication precedence for authors, and to provide a lasting record of scientific discussions, the discussion forum and the journal are both ISSN-registered, permanently archived, and fully citable. In both processes, the topical editor nominates at least two independent referees to review the manuscript.