Best practices for publications
The scientific publications of the EGU (journals, book series, etc.) are coordinated by the Publications Committee, which consists of a Chair and of one representative of the editorial board of each publication (usually one of the chief/executive editors). Representatives of the EGU Executive Board (president, vice-president, treasurer, executive secretary) and of the publisher(s) (one per company) are ex-officio members.
The publications committee proposes the chair for approval by the Council. The Council appoints the Publications Committee chair for a term of three years. Re-appointments are possible, but the number of consecutive terms is limited to two. The Executive Secretary notifies the appointed chair on behalf of the EGU.
The tasks and responsibilities of the Publications Committee comprise the coordination of existing and new publications, the nomination of chief/executive editors for approval by the Council, and the supervision of publication budgets and service charges. Adjustment of service charges and the provision of financial support for individual publications are proposed by the Publications Committee for approval by the Council.
Each EGU journal is governed by an editorial board, which is responsible for the operation and quality of the journal and consists of two or more chief/executive editors and (topical/associate) co-editors.
For each journal, the editorial board proposes chief/executive editors to the Publications Committee. The Publications Committee evaluates the nominations and proposes suitable candidates to the Council for final approval. The Council appoints the chief/executive-editors for a term of five years. Re-appointments as well as shortenings of terms are possible subject to publication performance, re-evaluation by the publications committee and approval by the Council. The Executive Secretary notifies the appointed/dismissed chief/executive editors on behalf of the EGU.
For each journal, the chief/executive editors appoint (topical/associate) co-editors for a term of three years. Re-appointments as well as shortenings of terms are possible subject to publication and editor performance. The chief/executive editors inform the Executive Secretary accordingly, who notifies the co-editors on behalf of the EGU. Potential co-editors shall be sought through open calls to the scientific community, which may be complemented by targeted invitations of suitable candidates.