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

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.

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

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.

27 Jun 2018 New Journal Impact Factors released

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

27 Jun 2018 New Journal Impact Factors released

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

03 May 2018 Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association

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.

03 May 2018 Extended agreement with the Leibniz Association

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.

19 Dec 2017 Time from submission to final decision reduced

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

19 Dec 2017 Time from submission to final decision reduced

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

05 Dec 2017 New article processing charges for BG

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

05 Dec 2017 New article processing charges for BG

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

04 Jul 2017 Update of publication policy

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.

04 Jul 2017 Update of publication policy

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.

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

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

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

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

15 Jun 2017 New Journal Impact Factors released

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

15 Jun 2017 New Journal Impact Factors released

Clarivate Analytics has published the latest Journal Citation Reports®.

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06 Jun 2017 New licence & copyright agreement

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

06 Jun 2017 New licence & copyright agreement

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

06 Jun 2017 New display and citation guidelines for DOIs

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".

06 Jun 2017 New display and citation guidelines for DOIs

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".

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

16 May 2017 EGU journals: celebrations and growth

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.

16 May 2017 EGU journals: celebrations and growth

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

27 Dec 2016 New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications

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.

27 Dec 2016 New institutional agreement between the TU Darmstadt and Copernicus Publications

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.

23 Dec 2016 Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

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.

23 Dec 2016 Max Planck institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

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.

08 Sep 2016 Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs

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.

08 Sep 2016 Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs

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.

01 Sep 2016 Institutional agreement for BG authors affiliated with the Leibniz Association

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.

01 Sep 2016 Institutional agreement for BG authors affiliated with the Leibniz Association

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.

24 Jun 2016 New Impact Factor and Eigenfactor for BG

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

24 Jun 2016 New Impact Factor and Eigenfactor for BG

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

25 Feb 2016 Press release: Screening truffles for radioactivity 30 years from Chernobyl

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.

25 Feb 2016 Press release: Screening truffles for radioactivity 30 years from Chernobyl

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.

29 Jan 2016 Albrecht Neftel steps down as editor-in-chief

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

29 Jan 2016 Albrecht Neftel steps down as editor-in-chief

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

11 Jan 2016 Institutional agreement for BG authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

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

11 Jan 2016 Institutional agreement for BG authors affiliated with the Leibniz Universität Hannover

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

10 Dec 2015 Workflow of BG reorganized

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

10 Dec 2015 Workflow of BG reorganized

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

29 Oct 2015 Citable video publications for BG authors

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

29 Oct 2015 Citable video publications for BG authors

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

29 Sep 2015 New library and payment concept

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

29 Sep 2015 New library and payment concept

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

11 Sep 2015 BG reduces time from submission to initial decision

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

11 Sep 2015 BG reduces time from submission to initial decision

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

22 Jul 2015 Researchers identify fungus responsible for peculiar ice filaments

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.

22 Jul 2015 Researchers identify fungus responsible for peculiar ice filaments

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.

01 Jul 2015 Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam

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

01 Jul 2015 Direct settlement of APCs for scientists from the University of Potsdam

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

29 Jun 2015 Update data policy

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

29 Jun 2015 Update data policy

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

25 Jun 2015 BG awarded DOAJ Seal

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

25 Jun 2015 BG awarded DOAJ Seal

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

19 Jun 2015 New Journal Impact Factors released

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!

19 Jun 2015 New Journal Impact Factors released

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!

18 Jun 2015 Introduction of post-discussion editor decision

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.

18 Jun 2015 Introduction of post-discussion editor decision

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.

19 May 2015 BG now member of COPE

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

19 May 2015 BG now member of COPE

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

09 Mar 2015 Website relaunch

The BG website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
Further details:

09 Mar 2015 Website relaunch

The BG website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
Further details:

22 Jan 2015 TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access

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.

22 Jan 2015 TU Delft and Copernicus Publications cooperate in supporting open access

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.

18 Dec 2014 Central billing of APCs for TUM authors

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

18 Dec 2014 Central billing of APCs for TUM authors

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

15 Dec 2014 New article processing charges for BG

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

15 Dec 2014 New article processing charges for BG

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

13 Nov 2014 BG provides full-text XML

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

13 Nov 2014 BG provides full-text XML

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

01 Oct 2014 ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing

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

01 Oct 2014 ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing

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

24 Jul 2014 10th anniversary of Biogeosciences

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

24 Jul 2014 10th anniversary of Biogeosciences

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

12 May 2014 The University of Bremen and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing of publication fees

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

12 May 2014 The University of Bremen and Copernicus Publications agree on central billing of publication fees

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

01 Feb 2014 Transparent post-discussion review

BG has introduced transparent post-discussion review.

01 Feb 2014 Transparent post-discussion review

BG has introduced transparent post-discussion review.

29 Oct 2013 Article level metrics available

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.

29 Oct 2013 Article level metrics available

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.

13 Aug 2013 Publication ethics

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

13 Aug 2013 Publication ethics

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

04 Jun 2013 New data policy

BG has just published its new data policy.

04 Jun 2013 New data policy

BG has just published its new data policy.

18 Jul 2012 Impact factor for Biogeosciences further increased in 2011

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

18 Jul 2012 Impact factor for Biogeosciences further increased in 2011

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

26 Jul 2011 Impact factor for 2010 confirms the prominent position of Biogeosciences

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

26 Jul 2011 Impact factor for 2010 confirms the prominent position of Biogeosciences

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

02 Dec 2010 Biogeosciences, again among the top journals in the fields of Geosciences!

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

02 Dec 2010 Biogeosciences, again among the top journals in the fields of Geosciences!

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

02 Dec 2010 Biogeosciences on Science Watch

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

02 Dec 2010 Biogeosciences on Science Watch

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

04 Jul 2010 EGU position statement on discussion papers

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.

04 Jul 2010 EGU position statement on discussion papers

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.

16 Nov 2009 Biogeosciences, again among the top journals in the fields of Geosciences

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

16 Nov 2009 Biogeosciences, again among the top journals in the fields of Geosciences

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

01 May 2007 Paul G. Falkowski elected to the US National Academy of Sciences

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

01 May 2007 Paul G. Falkowski elected to the US National Academy of Sciences

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

02 May 2006 Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles

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.

02 May 2006 Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles

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.

25 Apr 2006 David M. Karl elected to the US National Academy of Sciences

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

25 Apr 2006 David M. Karl elected to the US National Academy of Sciences

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

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