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Executive editor: Hans Volkert
eISSN: HGSS 2190-5029, HGSSD 2749-117X
History of Geo- and Space Sciences (HGSS) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high-quality research on some of the numerous aspects about the development over time, i.e. the history, of sub-disciplines within the geosciences and geophysical sciences, which in their entirety address the Earth system and its space environment. The scope of the journal includes the following: the acquisition of long-term geophysical observations; the individuals, the institutions, and the instruments for obtaining the relevant data; the role of dedicated field experiments as an extension of routine observations; the development of ideas and theoretical concepts as decisive backcloth for research processes and data acquisitions; international and interdisciplinary co-operations within the geosciences; historical developments of geopolitical aspects and their societal impacts.

From 1 July 2021 on, all new submissions will undergo a two-stage publication process with the publication of an access-reviewed preprint as the first stage (HGSS Discussions) and a final-revised journal article publication in HGSS as the second stage. Only papers that successfully pass the open discussion involving publicly accessible reviewer comments will finally be published in HGSS.

IF value: 0.765
IF0.765
IF 5-year value: 0.569
IF 5-year0.569
CiteScore value: 1.2
CiteScore1.2
News
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.