EBM4

Editorial Board Meeting of Climate of the Past
Convener: D.-D. Rousseau 
Thu, 23 Apr, 12:00–13:30  / Room 38
1 - Welcome and introductions

2 - Current status of CP (with the help of Copernicus: Nadine Diesel and Natascha Otto)
- submissions and different statistics available
- subjects covered
- special issues
- number of issues, pages published
- Citation indexing/impact factor

3 - Role of the editorial team
- Chief editors (monitoring the editorial process, advising editors, attracting papers, special issues, interaction between Chiefs, monitoring of ethics....),
- Proposal for new chief Thorsten and Hugues taking over DDR
- Editors (edition of papers but also attracting submissions)
- Special issue editors: problems with some SIs

4 - Quality of papers
- Review policy (discussion with editors about the review process, the electronic system, the D versus non D part...)
- Special problems with controversial papers: how to handle them
- Language and style

5. The production and editing system
- Copernicus issues: COSIS versus Copernicus Office
- slow reviewers, authors (and editors!)
- issues with the automated system

6. Page charges
- including special negotiations with some national organisations: return from CNRS experience

7 - Encouraging the community to submit to CP: email lists/ SI web pages

8 - Future directions, contents, areas
- Balance special issues/ regular submissions (information from Copernicus for present balance)
- Editor suggestions

9 AOB (Any other business)