Copernicus Publications

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Copernicus Publications
StatusActive
Founded1994 (1994)
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationGöttingen
DistributionWorldwide
Publication typesScientific journals
Nonfiction topicsEarth science
Official websitepublications.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, 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 (WebCite)
  4. ^ The editors of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics explain their journal's approach (WebCite)
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