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Launching a new EGU interactive open access journal, ESurf

4 April 2013

Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) is the newest international scientific journal of the EGU. It is dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research on the physical, chemical and biological processes shaping Earth’s surface and their interactions on all scales. The main subject areas of ESurf comprise field measurements, remote sensing and experimental and numerical modeling of Earth surface processes, and their interactions with the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and pedosphere.

“We’re really excited to be launching ESurf, which provides a unique forum for the publication of multi-disciplinary work on the processes shaping the Earth’s surface. EGU’s two-stage open access and discussion process makes this one of the most dynamic and interactive places to publish research on Earth surface processes and geomorphology,” says Managing Editor Tom Coulthard. “We are thankful to Copernicus Publications and the EGU Publications Committee for their support.”

With ESurf, the EGU now publishes a suite of 15 peer-reviewed open access journals through Copernicus Publications. Like the majority of these journals, ESurf is an interactive two-stage journal with public peer-review and interactive public discussion. The discussion and peer-review of submitted papers are handled in an open access discussion forum (Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, ESurfD), while final papers, upon acceptance, appear in ESurf.

The journal will be officially launched at the EGU General Assembly, taking place in Vienna, Austria next week.


Tom Coulthard
ESurf Managing Editor
University of Hull, Geography Department
Hull, United Kingdom

Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany
Phone +49-89-2180-6703


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