The following types of manuscripts can be considered for peer-reviewed publication in Biogeosciences (BG) and its discussion forum Biogeosciences Discussions (BGD):
- Research articles report substantial and original scientific results within the journal scope.
- Reviews and syntheses summarize the status of knowledge and outline future directions of research within the journal scope. The manuscript title must start with "Reviews and syntheses:".
- Ideas and perspectives report new ideas and novel aspects of scientific investigations within the journal scope. Manuscripts of this type should be short (a few pages only). The manuscript title must start with "Ideas and perspectives:".
- Technical notes report new developments, significant advances, and novel aspects of experimental and theoretical methods and techniques which are relevant for scientific investigations within the journal scope. Manuscripts of this type should be short (a few pages only). Highly detailed and specific technical information such as computer programme code or user manuals can be included as electronic supplements. The manuscript title must start with "Technical note:".
- Peer-reviewed comments and replies continue the discussion of preceding papers beyond the limits of immediate interactive discussion. They may be longer and submitted later than the comments exchanged in the interactive public discussion of papers in BGD. They undergo the same process of peer review, publication, and interactive discussion as articles and technical notes and are equivalent to the peer-reviewed comments and replies in traditional scientific journals. The manuscript title should start with "Comment on" or "Reply to".
- Corrigenda correct errors in preceding papers. The manuscript title reads as follows: Corrigendum to "TITLE" published in JOURNAL, VOLUME, PAGES, YEAR. Please note that corrigenda are only possible for final revised journal papers and not for the corresponding discussion paper.