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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.

SPECIAL NOTICE: To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, EGU and our publication partner Copernicus have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarussian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on for more information. Additional details will be available here soon. For more information and support please email: or contact the support email for your specific journal.

General terms

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