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Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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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®.

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 "".

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.

New article processing charges for GI

18 May 2017

From 1 July 2017 Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) will increase the article processing charges.

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.

A case of editorial malpractice detected

13 Feb 2017

Recently we have become aware of a case of scientific malpractice by an editor of two of our 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 published editorial.

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 GI 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.

First Journal Impact Factor for GI

17 Jun 2016

The GI editors are pleased to announce that Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) has received its first Impact Factor.

GI introduces reduced article processing charges

15 Jun 2016

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 July 2016.

Press Release: Fishing meets science with waders and smartphones

29 Feb 2016

Dutch and American researchers have developed waders equipped with temperature sensors that enable fishers to find the best fishing locations while collecting data to help scientists study streams.

Workflow of GI reorganized

10 Dec 2015

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

Citable video publications for GI authors

29 Oct 2015

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

GI indexed in Scopus

06 Oct 2015

Scopus has completed its evaluation of Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

New library and payment concept

29 Sep 2015

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

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.

GI awarded DOAJ Seal

25 Jun 2015

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) has received the new DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

GI now member of COPE

22 May 2015

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

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GI indexed in the Web of Science

19 May 2015

With great pleasure and pride we announce that Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) has been accepted for inclusion in the Web of Science.

Website relaunch

24 Mar 2015

The GI website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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GI provides full-text XML

04 Nov 2014

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

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

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

New data policy

04 Jun 2013

GI has just published its new data policy.

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