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Advances in Geosciences An open-access journal for refereed proceedings and special publications

Publication policy

Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO) is an open-access journal. Open access is the free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types by any user. Therefore, all content of ADGEO is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) and authors retain copyright.

Advances in Geosciences is published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, offering the following:

  • peer review by at least two independent referees;
  • thorough layout and processing of text, figures, tables, and equations;
  • English language copy-editing (optional);
  • immediate open-access publication, financed by moderate article processing charges (please also note the financial support for authors);
  • publication of supplementary material at no extra charge and linkage to assets stored externally (data sets, model code, samples, or videos);
  • DOI (digital object identifier) assignment and article URLs according to the classic citation;
  • distribution of articles and bibliographic metadata to scientific databases and indices;
  • RSS feeds for individuals;
  • long-term preservation by external archives;
  • paper copies printed on demand.

ADGEO adheres to high ethical standards which are summarized in the journal's publication ethics. In order to warrant integrity of the published works, Advances in Geosciences also has a clear policy on competing interests.

To improve the traceability and reproducibility of the presented works, ADGEO has implemented a data policy. Data and other underlying or related material having a digital object identifier (DOI) can also be displayed in the article's asset tab.

General aspects concerning the role of authors, editors, and referees are summarized under general obligations for authors, general obligations for editors, and general obligations for referees.

Copernicus Publications makes sure that the online, open-access publications are indexed and archived worldwide in electronic archives, search engines, and databases, in order to guarantee their maximum dissemination and impact. ADGEO is archived and indexed in

eArchives

Indexing and abstracting services

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest), Astrophysics Data System (ADS), Cabell's, CNKI, Continental Europe Database (ProQuest), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (ProQuest), Environment Complete (EBSCO), Gale/Cengage, GeoBase, GeoRef, GoOA (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Google Scholar, J-Gate, Materials Science & Engineering Database (ProQuest), Natural Science Collection (ProQuest), ProQuest Central, SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest), Scopus, Technology Collection (ProQuest), World Public Library

Corrections and retractions

ADGEO pursues the following policy for making corrections to its peer-reviewed content:

  • Modification of an article: Copernicus Publications reserves the right to replace a *.pdf file if purely technical corrections are necessary (e.g. corrupt file or incorrect bibliographical entry). In such cases, archives and indices are informed. Under no circumstances will the content be changed.
  • Corrigendum: notification of an important error made by the author(s) or by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the published, peer-reviewed work or the reputation of the author or the journal. Corrigenda are represented by a formal online notice.
  • Corrections to supplements can only be made in exceptional cases (e.g. major errors that compromise the conclusion of the study). The availability of new data is not a reason for the revision of a published supplement. A supplement is a peer-reviewed and integral part of the paper, and hence part of the published record.
  • Retraction: authors or, in specific cases, editors can decide to formally withdraw a published paper. The article stays online but the reader is notified about the retraction. Such retractions are most often accompanied by an editorial note explaining the background.
  • Marked as fraud: in the unlikely case that Copernicus Publications is notified that a published paper turns out to be a fraud, the article stays online but is formally withdrawn. The reader is notified about the status and fraud papers are always accompanied by an editorial note pointing out the malpractice.