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Celebration: 10 years of interactive open access publishing at EGU GA 2011

It’s been ten years since the launch of the first interactive open access journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, followed by a growing number of EGU open access journals covering most fields of geoscience.

A combination of traditional peer review and interactive and public discussion on the internet assures efficient scientific exchange and top quality. High submission rates and impact factors confirm the high value and visibility of the publications, which continue to grow rapidly.

To celebrate the success and achievements of the EGU open access journals, the EGU publications committee and journal editors would like to invite you all to have a drink at the reception tonight!

The reception will be held Tuesday 5 Apr, 19:00, Foyer E (Yellow Level – Ground Floor).

Further information about (interactive) open access publishing at EGU can be found online.

EGU Journals: Special Edition of NHESS

The latest edition of NHESS (Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences) features a post-face by Münch et al. summarising the special issue which has 22 peer-reviewed papers concerning the GITEWS (German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System) project.

Münch et al. (2011) state how the idea for the special issue of NHESS was formulated at the EGU General Assembly in 2009. The papers cover all aspects of the GITEWS project including the project framework, seismology, ocean instrumentation, GPS, the warning centre, modelling, capacity building, and system integration.

At the EGU General Assembly 2011 a DVD: “We are prepared” will be shown as part of the Geocinema .

Citation: Münch, U.,Rudloff, A. and Lauterjung, J. (2011) Postface “The GITEWS Project – results, summary and outlook”, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11(3): 765-769. doi:10.5194/nhess-11-765-2011

Note: this blogpost was written before the 11 March earthquake of magnitue 8.9 near Sendai, Japan, hence the delayed posting.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Vatnajokull glacier from a plane

Vatnajokull glacier from a plane

Image by: Lamquin Nicolas ,CNRS/IPSL LMD, Paris – France , distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence. The third biggest ice cap in the world, the Vatnajokull in Iceland, seen from plane, taken October 1, 2008.

Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union. Every geoscientist who is an amateur photographer (but also other people) can submit their images to this repository. Being open access, it can be used by scientists for their presentations or publications as well as by the press. If you submit your images to imaggeo, you retain full rights of use, since they are licenced and distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.

European Geosciences Union Publications

The EGU has been a pioneer in open-access publications, the mission statement can be found on the publications page of the EGU webpage. This is alongside EGGS, the EGU newsletter.

There are currently 16 open access peer-reviewed journals, each with their own homepage which can be found on the publications page.

On Fridays, articles from the journals will be highlighted along with research presented at the EGU General Assembly 2011.