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The EGU is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in scientific research and to the free and universal accessibility of scientific publications in all areas of Earth, planetary and space sciences for the benefit of the scientists worldwide.

The EGU is a signatory of the 2003 Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (Berlin Declaration) and all its open access publications are included in the directory of open access journals (DOAJ). In March 2016, the EGU endorsed Open Access 2020, an initiative to promote the large-scale transition from subscription to open access publishing.

EGU has a name-change policy, that allows authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, pre-prints and peer-reviewed articles. More details available in the full policy (PDF document, 58.8 KB) and on all EGU journal pages.


The EGU is a dynamic, innovative and interdisciplinary learned society devoted to open access publishing under the following publication strategy:

The EGU, together with its publisher Copernicus, aims to achieve these objectives by:

Service charges

Open access electronic publication implies that the authors are expected to pay for the actual services provided by the publisher from pre-submission to publication of their articles online, while the costs for the production, handling and distribution of printed issues are covered separately by subscriptions. Since in all cases the same (PDF) article files are used and digital printing applied, these subscription rates are, in general, very moderate and no extra charges for colour illustrations are levied.

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.