EGU journals now display the most recent Impact Factors

EGU journals now display the most recent Thomson Reuters Impact Factors (IFs), which were published on 29 July in Journal Citation Reports. Earth System Dynamics received its first impact factor (IF 2.771), while publications such as Geoscientific Model Development (IF 6.086), The Cryosphere (IF 4.374) and Solid Earth (IF 2.155), significantly improved its impact in the past year.

Copernicus has also recently included the new Google Scholar Metrics h5-index, released at the end of June 2014, on the EGU journal pages. The index is based on citations from all articles indexed with Google Scholar as of mid-June 2013 and covers papers published between 2009 and 2013. According to this metric, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics is the top journal in atmospheric sciences with an h5-index of 89. Other EGU journals, such as Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (h5-index 39) and Climate of the Past (h5-index 33), are also in the top 20 of their respective categories.

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Matthew Agius is a recent PhD graduate from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and is now doing research at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre). His research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet, the Central Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. Matthew’s role as a young scientist representative is to promote the efforts done by young researchers and to engage in discussions that concern seismology students. You can reach Matthew via e-mail at

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