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Co-editors-in-chief: Nerilie Abram, Laurie Menviel, Denis-Didier Rousseau & Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz

Climate of the Past (CP) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on the climate history of the Earth. CP covers all temporal scales of climate change and variability, from geological time through to multidecadal studies of the last century. Studies focusing mainly on present and future climate are not within scope.

CP per-paper APC pilot 2021
To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP from 1 January 2021. The standard fee will be €1,600 net, independent of the article length. Please find further information about this pilot.
IF value: 4.295
IF4.295
IF 5-year value: 4.358
IF 5-year4.358
CiteScore value: 6.3
CiteScore6.3
h5-index value: 33
h5-index33
News
01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Jul 2021 Thank you to Climate of the Past community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, stating that Climate of the Past now has an impact factor of 4.295, the highest ranking ever since its launch in 2005!

01 Jul 2021 Thank you to Climate of the Past community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, stating that Climate of the Past now has an impact factor of 4.295, the highest ranking ever since its launch in 2005!

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

Recent papers
29 Nov 2021
On the economic impact of droughts in Central Europe. The decade from 1531 to 1540 from the Polish perspective
Tomasz Związek, Piotr Guzowski, Radosław Poniat, Maciej Tomasz Radomski, Monika Kozłowska-Szyc, Tomasz Panecki, Sandra Słowińska, Bogusława Kruczkowska, Michał Targowski, and Dagmara Adamska
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-157,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-157, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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29 Nov 2021
Influence of long-term changes in solar irradiance forcing on the Southern Annular Mode
Nicky M. Wright, Claire E. Krause, Steven J. Phipps, Ghyslaine Boschat, and Nerilie J. Abram
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-156,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-156, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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29 Nov 2021
Calendar effects on surface air temperature and precipitation based on model-ensemble equilibrium and transient simulations from PMIP4 and PACMEDY
Xiaoxu Shi, Martin Werner, Carolin Krug, Chris M. Brierley, Anni Zhao, Endurance Igbinosa, Pascale Braconnot, Esther Brady, Jian Cao, Roberta D'Agostino, Johann Jungclaus, Xingxing Liu, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Dmitry Sidorenko, Robert Tomas, Evgeny M. Volodin, Hu Yang, Qiong Zhang, Weipeng Zheng, and Gerrit Lohmann
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-163,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-163, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Nov 2021
Documentary-based climate reconstructions in the Czech Lands 1501–2020 CE and their European context
Rudolf Brázdil, Petr Dobrovolný, Jiří Mikšovský, Petr Pišoft, Miroslav Trnka, Martin Možný, and Jan Balek
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-168,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-168, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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25 Nov 2021
Maastrichtian–Rupelian paleoclimates in the southwest Pacific – a critical re-evaluation of biomarker paleothermometry and dinoflagellate cyst paleoecology at Ocean Drilling Program Site 1172
Peter K. Bijl, Joost Frieling, Margot J. Cramwinckel, Christine Boschman, Appy Sluijs, and Francien Peterse
Clim. Past, 17, 2393–2425, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2393-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2393-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
15 Nov 2021
Unlocking weather observations from the Societas Meteorologica Palatina (1781–1792)
Duncan Pappert, Yuri Brugnara, Sylvie Jourdain, Aleksandra Pospieszyńska, Rajmund Przybylak, Christian Rohr, and Stefan Brönnimann
Clim. Past, 17, 2361–2379, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2361-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2361-2021, 2021
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18 Oct 2021
New insights into the  ∼ 74 ka Toba eruption from sulfur isotopes of polar ice cores
Laura Crick, Andrea Burke, William Hutchison, Mika Kohno, Kathryn A. Moore, Joel Savarino, Emily A. Doyle, Sue Mahony, Sepp Kipfstuhl, James W. B. Rae, Robert C. J. Steele, R. Stephen J. Sparks, and Eric W. Wolff
Clim. Past, 17, 2119–2137, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2119-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2119-2021, 2021
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08 Oct 2021
Statistical characteristics of extreme daily precipitation during 1501 BCE–1849 CE in the Community Earth System Model
Woon Mi Kim, Richard Blender, Michael Sigl, Martina Messmer, and Christoph C. Raible
Clim. Past, 17, 2031–2053, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2031-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2031-2021, 2021
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24 Sep 2021
Stalagmite carbon isotopes suggest deglacial increase in soil respiration in western Europe driven by temperature change
Franziska A. Lechleitner, Christopher C. Day, Oliver Kost, Micah Wilhelm, Negar Haghipour, Gideon M. Henderson, and Heather M. Stoll
Clim. Past, 17, 1903–1918, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1903-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1903-2021, 2021
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17 Sep 2021
Enhanced moisture delivery into Victoria Land, East Antarctica, during the early Last Interglacial: implications for West Antarctic Ice Sheet stability
Yuzhen Yan, Nicole E. Spaulding, Michael L. Bender, Edward J. Brook, John A. Higgins, Andrei V. Kurbatov, and Paul A. Mayewski
Clim. Past, 17, 1841–1855, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1841-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1841-2021, 2021
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