Europe’s leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space research turns 20!
What can researchers and our community expect from EGU going ahead?
This month’s newsletter is a special one: European Geosciences Union (EGU) turns 20! EGU President Helen Glaves and EGU Executive Secretary Philippe Courtial reflect on two decades of the Union – its growth in size and ambition, how and why EGU supports Early Career Scientists, and the direction the Union plans to take in the years to come.
Since it was first founded, EGU has grown in strength and scale to include 22 scientific divisions, responsible for activities related to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. We spoke to our Division Presidents to hear what this 20-year milestone means to them.
EGU Editorial Manager Berit Schwichtenberg writes about a once-radical and innovative idea from 20 years ago that turned into a global success story: interactive peer review. Read her EGUblog for insights into the foundation of EGU’s open access journals, and the benefits for both authors and reviewers involved in the publishing process.
As part of EGU’s 20 year anniversary celebrations, the editors of the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) journal together with the EGU Publications Committee met at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry to discuss new ideas for greater visibility and accessibility of open access publications including free speech, critical discussion and transparency. Click here for insightful takeaways from their discussion.
Over the years, EGU has expanded the many ways it offers support to researchers, especially in the early stages of their career. Whether you pursue a career inside academia, or seek work in a different field, in industry or policy, or something completely different – EGU is here to help you with the top 5 careers resources made by our community!