Copernicus Publications

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Not to be confused with GRECE's publishing house, called (Éditions) Copernic.
Copernicus Publications
Status Active
Founded 1994 (1994)
Country of origin Germany
Headquarters location Göttingen
Distribution Worldwide
Publication types Scientific journals
Nonfiction topics Earth science
Official website publications.copernicus.org

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 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, after one of their journals, Pattern Recognition in Physics, published a study questioning the IPCC's projections of global warming, Copernicus' managing director, Martin Rasmussen, had the journal terminated.[5]

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