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Climanosco builds a community-driven climate science library of research-based content that is accessible to a broad audience. Our intention is to create a bridge with the actual research going on world wide in climate science which makes this research accessible to everyone.
At the heart of this effort, we publish research articles that are written by climate scientists and reviewed by peers ensuring both scientific rigor and broad accessibility (see how our extended peer review works).
The publication process
Research articles can be freely submitted on our web site by Climanosco members who are registered climate scientists.
After submission, these articles mature through our peer review process. During this process, they are revised by their authors in response to Climanosco reviewers’ and community’s inputs. To keep track of this process, we give the various versions different names:
Manuscripts are articles before publication. They are available to Climanosco members only and are in the peer review process. Manuscripts can not be cited because their content has not been approved for publication. They can not be copied or distributed without express consent from the author (see Copyrights).
Submitted manuscripts are the first versions of manuscripts, as submitted by the authors.
These are the revised versions of manuscripts, as revised by the authors in response to reviewers’ and the community’s inputs.
Manuscripts that complete the peer review process are published on Climanosco’s public web site. Published articles are citable. They are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution license and can be copied and re-used under a set of conditions (read more about Copyrights).
Levels of articles
We publish articles that are intended to a broad audience. Since these articles are written by real researchers, they each offer something unique and original. The level of reading is therefore also naturally diverse. Some will be easy reads while others will require some more investment. We sort them in three broad categories:
Introductory articles offer a first reading on a phenomena or topic, with an emphasis on well-established, basic knowledge.
General articles provide a general overview of an area of research.
Focus articles offer you a more detailed dive into specific facets of an area of research.
Sources of articles
Our articles reflect research that has been published in the recognized peer reviewed scientific literature. We distinguish between multiple source articles and single source articles:
Multiple source articles are based on a set of research papers. Authors make sure they provide a balanced representation of the research available in the chosen topic. Multiple source articles are fully peer reviewed.
Single source articles are based on a single research paper. Here authors must reflect the content of this research paper and are restricted by it. However, the emphasis may be adjusted to highlight aspects that are of particular relevance to a broad audience. The peer review may be simplified if the author of the original research paper is involved with the article (see details on the peer review).
Single source articles provide a quick channel for climate scientists to reach a broader audience by simply re-writing published papers in an accessible way.
To reflect the evolutive nature of research, all articles published by Climanosco can be updated when significant new research is available. Authorship may differ from one update to the next but the topic and research area covered by updates are to remain consistent with the original version. Updated articles are fully peer reviewed.
Translations of articles
New manuscripts are submitted in English to allow the reviewing of the content with respect to the international research literature. All articles can however be translated in new languages after the English version is published by Climanosco. Translated articles are to accurately reflect the English version. They are fully peer reviewed.