Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications (also: Copernicus GmbH) is a publisher of scientific literature based in Göttingen, Germany.[1] Founded in 1994, Copernicus Publications currently publishes 28 peer-reviewed open access scientific journals and other publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union.

Copernicus Publications
Founded1994 (1994)
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationGöttingen
Publication typesScientific journals
Nonfiction topicsEarth science

Copernicus Publications is part of the open-access publishing movement. Initially, the CC-BY-NC was used. In 2007, they switched to the CC-BY attribution license.[2] Copernicus Publications has been described as the largest open access publisher in the Geo- and Earth system sciences,[3] and it is known as one of the first publishers to embrace public peer review.[4]

In 2014, one of their journals was terminated under allegations of nepotistic reviewing and malpractice; see Pattern Recognition in Physics#History for details.

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  1. ^ Bornmann L, Daniel HD (2010). "Do author-suggested reviewers rate submissions more favorably than editor-suggested reviewers? A study on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics". PLoS ONE. 5 (10): e13345. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013345. PMC 2954795. PMID 20976226.
  2. ^ "License and Copyright Agreement". Copernicus Publications. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Press release of the Max Planck Society
  4. ^ The editors of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics explain their journal's approach
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