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The precondition to submit a manuscript for publication in Earth System Science Data (ESSD) and its scientific discussion forum Earth System Science Data Discussions (ESSDD) is that the data sets referenced in the manuscript are submitted to a long-term repository.
The following basic criteria have to be fulfilled under all circumstances:
Authors are asked to check whether their data centre fulfils the criteria above. The topical editors will carefully consider – for each article submitted – whether the data repository can be considered qualified. If they come to a negative conclusion, they will discuss this issue with the author before publishing the manuscript as a discussion paper in ESSDD.
To give some examples we have listed those data centres alphabetically that have already been used for published ESSD articles. Please note that the purpose of this list is to offer examples; it does not depict a complete list: