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Publications Introduction & general terms

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Introduction & general terms

The EGU, through Copernicus Publications, publishes a number of peer-reviewed open access journals covering various topics of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Most of our publications are two-stage journals with public peer-review and interactive public discussions. This publication process has been designed to do the following:

In the first stage, papers that pass a rapid access peer review are immediately published in open access discussion forums (e.g. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions). 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 also published in the discussion forums. In the second stage, the peer-review process is completed and, if accepted, the final revised papers are published in the corresponding peer-review journals (e.g. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics). To ensure publication precedence for authors, and to provide a lasting record of scientific discussion, all peer-reviewed EGU journals and corresponding discussion forums are ISSN-registered, permanently archived, and fully citable. For more information about this process, please consult our information and resources page.

General terms

While the EGU welcomes any original scientific work for publication, we expect the following: