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Chief editors: Kirsten Elger, David Carlson, Kenneth Mankoff, Giuseppe M.R. Manzella & Hanqin Tian

Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is an international, interdisciplinary journal for the publication of articles on original research data (sets), furthering the reuse of high-quality data of benefit to Earth system sciences. The editors encourage submissions on original data or data collections which are of sufficient quality and have potential to contribute to these aims. The journal maintains sections for regular-length articles, brief communications (e.g. on additions to data sets) and commentaries, as well as review articles and special issues.

This short commentary draws on ESSD author, reviewer and editor experiences over its first 10 years of operation to define guidelines, requirements and benefits of the ESSD processes.

Dear colleagues, due to the current coronavirus situation, we are experiencing unusual challenges and delays in manuscript handling and reviewing, for which we would like to ask for your understanding.

Many thanks and best wishes, the ESSD chief editors on behalf of the editorial board

IF value: 11.815
IF11.815
IF 5-year value: 12.880
IF 5-year12.880
CiteScore value: 13.8
CiteScore13.8
h5-index value: 57
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News
04 Jul 2022 Join the open-data revolution

ESSD is looking for editors! Interested in land, ice, ocean, atmosphere, or climate data? Looking for an opportunity to serve your community while advancing your career? Do you offer curiosity, flexibility, and geniality, coupled with a commitment to open-access principles? Read more.

04 Jul 2022 Join the open-data revolution

ESSD is looking for editors! Interested in land, ice, ocean, atmosphere, or climate data? Looking for an opportunity to serve your community while advancing your career? Do you offer curiosity, flexibility, and geniality, coupled with a commitment to open-access principles? Read more.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

12 May 2022 Greenland Geothermal Heat Flow Database and Map (Version 1)

The authors assemble all available geothermal heat flow measurements collected in and around Greenland into a new database. They use this database of point measurements, in combination with other geophysical datasets, to model geothermal heat flow in and around Greenland.

12 May 2022 Greenland Geothermal Heat Flow Database and Map (Version 1)

The authors assemble all available geothermal heat flow measurements collected in and around Greenland into a new database. They use this database of point measurements, in combination with other geophysical datasets, to model geothermal heat flow in and around Greenland.

Recent papers
06 Jul 2022
Daily soil moisture mapping at 1 km resolution based on SMAP data for desertification areas in northern China
Pinzeng Rao, Yicheng Wang, Fang Wang, Yang Liu, Xiaoya Wang, and Zhu Wang
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 3053–3073, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3053-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3053-2022, 2022
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06 Jul 2022
A 10-year global monthly averaged terrestrial net ecosystem exchange dataset inferred from the ACOS GOSAT v9 XCO2 retrievals (GCAS2021)
Fei Jiang, Weimin Ju, Wei He, Mousong Wu, Hengmao Wang, Jun Wang, Mengwei Jia, Shuzhuang Feng, Lingyu Zhang, and Jing M. Chen
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 3013–3037, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3013-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3013-2022, 2022
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06 Jul 2022
Historical and future weather data for dynamic building simulations in Belgium using the regional climate model MAR: typical and extreme meteorological year and heatwaves
Sébastien​​​​​​​ Doutreloup, Xavier Fettweis, Ramin Rahif, Essam Elnagar, Mohsen S. Pourkiaei, Deepak Amaripadath, and Shady Attia
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 3039–3051, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3039-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3039-2022, 2022
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06 Jul 2022
A new digital elevation model (DEM) dataset of the entire Antarctic continent derived from ICESat-2
Xiaoyi Shen, Chang-Qing Ke, Yubin Fan, and Lhakpa Drolma
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 3075–3089, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3075-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-3075-2022, 2022
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06 Jul 2022
A new 2010 permafrost distribution map over the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau based on subregion survey maps: a benchmark for regional permafrost modeling
Zetao Cao, Zhuotong Nan, Jianan Hu, Yuhong Chen, and Yaonan Zhang
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-206,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2022-206, 2022
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To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.