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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications

27 Dec 2016

Authors from the Technical University Darmstadt will profit from a new institutional agreement with Copernicus Publications starting 1 January 2017. The agreement which is valid for corresponding authors enables a direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the university and the publisher.

Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

23 Dec 2016

As of 1 January 2017 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Max Planck Digital Library and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs

08 Sep 2016

Copernicus Publications has extended the article level metrics (ALMs) by showing the geographical distribution of views. This information is available for articles published after 3 August 2016.

Institutional agreement for BG authors affiliated with the Leibniz Association

01 Sep 2016

Copernicus Publications and the Leibniz Association have agreed on a central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors. So far three Leibniz institutes are participating in this agreement.

New Impact Factor and Eigenfactor for BG

24 Jun 2016

The co-editors-in-chief are delighted to announce that Biogeosciences (BG) has received its Impact Factor for 2015.

Press release: Screening truffles for radioactivity 30 years from Chernobyl

25 Feb 2016

Swiss and German researchers have analysed Burgundy truffles collected in central Europe and found they contain only negligible amounts of radioactive caesium, being safe for consumption.

Albrecht Neftel steps down as editor-in-chief

29 Jan 2016

After more than 10 years of serving Biogeosciences and the scientific community, Albrecht Neftel has stepped down from his function as editor-in-chief.

Institutional agreement for BG authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

11 Jan 2016

Copernicus Publications and the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in Hanover, Germany have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.

Workflow of BG reorganized

10 Dec 2015

We have summarized the upcoming changes to BG by the end of the year.

Citable video publications for BG authors

29 Oct 2015

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal BG authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.

New library and payment concept

29 Sep 2015

From January 2016 onwards, BG will see changes to the way papers are archived and paid for.

BG reduces time from submission to initial decision

11 Sep 2015

Biogeosciences has significantly reduced the number of editor calls, which will reduce the maximum time from submission to initial decision.

Researchers identify fungus responsible for peculiar ice filaments

22 Jul 2015

Hair ice is remarkable: it has the shape of fine, silky hairs and resembles white candy floss. Now, a team of scientists has identified the missing ingredient that gives hair ice its peculiar shape.

Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam

01 Jul 2015

The Potsdam University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs).

Update data policy

29 Jun 2015

We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.

Archive Open/Close Archive

BG awarded DOAJ Seal

25 Jun 2015

Biogeosciences (BG) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

New Journal Impact Factors released

19 Jun 2015

Thomson Reuters has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®. We are delighted to announce that the Impact Factor for Biogeosciences (BG) has risen in 2014. This ranks BG as 10 out of 175 journals in the field of Geosciences and as 25 out of 144 journals in the field of Ecology. We thank and congratulate all authors, editors and referees for their excellent work!

Introduction of post-discussion editor decision

18 Jun 2015

Biogeosciences has introduced the post-discussion editor decision into the review process. With this extra step, the authors are given a clear formal indication on whether or not they are invited to submit a revised manuscript.

BG now member of COPE

19 May 2015

Biogeosciences (BG) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

Website relaunch

09 Mar 2015

The BG website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access

22 Jan 2015

In order to further promote open access, the TU Delft Library has transferred a budget to Copernicus to be used by its scientists in 2015.

Central billing of APCs for TUM authors

18 Dec 2014

Copernicus Publications and the University Library of the Technical University Munich (TUM) have agreed on central billing of article processing charges.

New article processing charges for BG

15 Dec 2014

From 01 January 2015 Biogeosciences (BG) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

BG provides full-text XML

13 Nov 2014

Biogeosciences (BG) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing

01 Oct 2014

The ETH-Bibliothek (the central university library for ETH Zurich) and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on central billing of article processing charges.

10th anniversary of Biogeosciences

24 Jul 2014

We are very pleased to announce the 10th anniversary of Biogeosciences.

The University of Bremen and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing of publication fees

12 May 2014

The University of Bremen has now signed an agreement with Copernicus Publications about the central billing of article processing charges. 

Transparent post-discussion review

01 Feb 2014

BG has introduced transparent post-discussion review.

Article level metrics available

29 Oct 2013

Article level metrics (ALMs) comprise a set of easy-to-understand real-time impact indicators that track how an article is read, discussed, or cited.

Publication ethics

13 Aug 2013

BG has implemented publication ethics in order to guarantee high scientific and ethical standards.

New data policy

04 Jun 2013

BG has just published its new data policy.

Impact factor for Biogeosciences further increased in 2011

18 Jul 2012

The impact factor for Biogeosciences increased to 3.859 in 2011 confirming the ranking of Biogeosciences among the top geosciences and ecology journals.

Impact factor for 2010 confirms the prominent position of Biogeosciences

26 Jul 2011

We are proud to announce again an increase of the impact factor for Biogeosciences reaching 3.587 for the year 2010.

Biogeosciences, again among the top journals in the fields of Geosciences!

02 Dec 2010

We are pleased to announce the impact factor for Biogeosciences 3.246 for the year 2009.

Biogeosciences on Science Watch

02 Dec 2010

Three times in 2010, Biogeosciences has achieved the highest percent increase in total citations among journals in the field of Environment & Ecology in Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters. For more information see: http://sciencewatch.com

EGU position statement on discussion papers

04 Jul 2010

The European Geosciences Union has published a position statement to clarify the definition and standing of discussion papers published in the interactive open access journals.

Biogeosciences, again among the top journals in the fields of Geosciences

16 Nov 2009

We are pleased to announce an increase of the impact factor for Biogeosciences to 3.445 for the year 2008.

Paul G. Falkowski elected to the US National Academy of Sciences

01 May 2007

BG founding editor Paul G. Falkowski was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences.

Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles

02 May 2006

Eysenbach (2006) demonstrates that articles published as an immediate OA article on the journal site have higher impact than self-archived or otherwise openly accessible OA articles.

David M. Karl elected to the US National Academy of Sciences

25 Apr 2006

David M. Karl, BG editor, was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences.

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