EGUsphere – The preprint repository hosted by the European Geosciences Union

EGUsphere, the not-for-profit open scientific repository of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), is envisioned to bring together preprints in the domain of Earth, Space, and Planetary sciences in a diverse, inclusive, and systematic collection of contributions, including:

EGUsphere is transparent and interactive, giving authors of presentations and preprints the opportunity to receive attributed comments from the public aimed at stimulating discussion, cooperation, and to revise their materials in open review.

Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGUsphere will be ready for preprint submissions from January 2022. To ensure scientific standards, moderators will pre-screen all preprints submitted solely for public discussion before they are posted on the platform. Self-nominations for EGUsphere moderators are now sought from within the EGU community. Apply now at: https://webforms.copernicus.org/egusphere/moderator-application

Abstracts & presentations on EGUsphere

Abstracts accepted and scheduled for presentation at EGU General Assemblies or EGU's topical conference series (e.g. Galileo conferences, Plinius conferences, or Alexander von Humboldt conferences) are listed on EGUsphere in order to provide a central repository for the community of geoscientists. Starting with the EGU General Assembly 2020, such abstracts have received DOIs (digital object identifiers) to make them better citable. Abstracts are all distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY 4.0). Authors can upload presentation materials alongside their abstract and decide whether the community can comment on these materials. During the conference, authors can decide whether CC BY 4.0 can be applied to their presentation materials or restrictions are necessary, leading to a more limited distribution. EGUsphere lists only presentation materials posted under CC BY 4.0. These materials, as well as corresponding author comments (AC) and community comments (CC), remain online and openly accessible.

Preprint options on EGUsphere

EGUsphere provides various options for the community to post preprints, discuss their results online, get feedback from colleagues, revise their manuscripts, and seek full peer review for a possible publication in one of EGU's topical journals. These three different roads for preprints are combined within EGUsphere:

  1. Preprints aimed at publication in an EGU journal
  2. Preprints not immediately targeting journal publication
  3. External preprints seeking publication in an EGU journal

EGU's Code of Conduct

Participating in EGUsphere on abstracts, presentations, preprints, or commenting implies that anyone adheres to EGU's Code of Conduct.