Special Issue on “Geoscience Papers of the Future”

Call for Papers

Earth and Space Science

Geoscience Papers of the Future are the subject of a Special Issue of the AGU's new Earth and Space Science journal.

The call for papers for the Special Issue can be found here.

We are happy to announce the launching of another special issue:


Accepted Papers

Several articles have been accepted to the special issue, they are exemplars of how to follow best practices in different geosciences disciplines. We highlight a few here:


Review Criteria

In addition to the review criteria used by Earth and Space Science reviewers, the reviewers of this special issue we suggest that they be asked to provide feedback on the following criteria:

  • Documentation of the datasets: Adequate descriptions of datasets, their publication in public repositories, and their accessibility through persistent identifiers.
  • Documentation of software: Adequate descriptions of all software used (including pre-processing of data, visualization steps, etc), their publication in public repositories, and their accessibility through persistent identifiers.
  • Documentation of the provenance of results: Adequate descriptions of the provenance for each result and finding, linked to software and data descriptions.

Note that some papers will have good reasons for limiting the information provided (e.g. the data is from third parties and not openly available, etc), and in that case the papers would document those reasons.


Submissions

Submissions will be in two categories:

  • Research articles (up to 25 AGU publication units) for research with a clear novel contribution.
  • Technical reports (up to 13 AGU publication units) for those studies focusing on various aspects of making research reproducible; either based on published studies, or emphasizing the full description of their methods.

where a publication unit is either 500 words of text, or a table, or a figure.

Detailed instructions for authors and publication fees and length guidelines can be found in the journal web site.


Submission Timeline

Submissions open: July 1, 2015
Submissions closed: January 1, 2016 Extended to October 31, 2016


Questions?

Frequently asked questions by potential authors are answered here.