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Press Release: Oxygen loss in the coastal Baltic Sea is "unprecedentedly severe" 05 Jul 2018

The Baltic Sea is home to some of the world's largest dead zones, areas of oxygen-starved waters where most marine animals can't survive. But while parts of this sea have long suffered from low oxygen levels, a new study by a team in Finland and Germany shows that oxygen loss in coastal areas over the past century is unprecedented in the last 1500 years. The research is published today in BG.

New Journal Impact Factors released 27 Jun 2018

The latest Journal Citation Reports® have been published by Clarivate Analytics.

Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association 03 May 2018

As of 1 May 2018 the centralized payment of article processing charges (APCs) with the Leibniz Association has been extended to 53 Leibniz Institutions participating in the Leibniz Association's Open Access Publishing Fund.

Time from submission to final decision reduced 19 Dec 2017

BG has taken several measures in the hope of shortening the time from submission to final acceptance of a manuscript by a month.

New article processing charges for BG 05 Dec 2017

From 1 January 2018 Biogeosciences (BG) will slightly increase the article processing charges.

Press Release: Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer 25 Oct 2017

In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New research, published in BG, shows that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. The added warming could affect plants and animals and make parts of the country more vulnerable to wildfires.

New institutional agreement between the PIK and Copernicus Publications 24 Aug 2017

Authors from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) will profit from a new institutional agreement with Copernicus Publications starting 23 August 2017. The agreement which is valid for the first author enables a direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the PIK and the publisher.

Update of publication policy 04 Jul 2017

The updated publication policy now is extended by the journal's open access statement, its archiving and indexing scheme, and explicit policies on corrections and retractions.

Revision of editors', referees', and authors' obligations 29 Jun 2017

The general obligations for editors, referees, and authors have been revised to give advice for the appropriate handling of literature suggestions.

New Journal Impact Factors released 15 Jun 2017

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

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New licence & copyright agreement 06 Jun 2017

From 6 June onwards, all newly submitted articles, if accepted for publication, will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

New display and citation guidelines for DOIs 06 Jun 2017

To make it as easy as possible for users without technical knowledge to cut and paste or click to share DOIs, CrossRef has changed the display and citation guidelines for DOIs from "doi:10.5194/abcd" to "https://doi.org/10.5194/abcd".

Jürgen Kesselmeier stepps down as co-editor-in-chief of BG 29 May 2017

Jürgen Kesselmeier recently stepped down from his position as co-editor-in-chief of Biogeosciences. Please read BG's farewell message.

International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSN) now includable in article assets 19 May 2017

Since early 2016, Copernicus Publications has been enabling authors to connect their articles with underlying or related material such as research data, model code, or scientific videos. To enhance reproducibility it is now also possible to include International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSNs) as assets.

EGU journals: celebrations and growth 16 May 2017

In 2016, the 17 EGU–Copernicus peer-reviewed open-access journals experienced significant growth. We published over 3300 final-revised papers, corresponding to some 53,500 pages, a growth of about 10% compared to the previous year. These papers were downloaded over 645,000 times.

Press Release: Coral reefs struggle to keep up with rising seas, leave coastal communities at risk 20 Apr 2017

In the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places, and the reefs cannot keep pace with sea level rise. As a result, coastal communities protected by the reefs are facing increased risks from storms, waves and erosion. The study, by the US Geological Survey (USGS), is published today in Biogeosciences.

A case of editorial malpractice detected in two EGU journals 13 Feb 2017

Recently the EGU and Copernicus have become aware of a case of scientific malpractice by an editor of two EGU journals (SOIL and SE) who used the position as editor and reviewer to disproportionately promote citations to personal papers and associated journals. Please read the announcement by EGU and Copernicus.

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.

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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