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:
Data Centres supporting the ESSD Criteria
Authors are asked to check whether their data centre fulfils the criteria above. The editors will carefully consider - for each article submitted - if 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 discussion paper in ESSDD.
To give some examples we alphabetically list those data centres that have already been used for published ESSD articles. Please note that the purpose of this list is for offering examples and is not meant as a complete list: