Finding an editor

The Copernicus Office Editor makes an automated selection of editors for submitted manuscripts to minimize the time that a paper spends in review. Editors are selected to handle a manuscript based on the manuscript field and topic chosen by the authors. Papers are normally handled by a scientist with a significant specialist knowledge of the submitted work. The following information will help you to select appropriate subject field and topic. Subject fields and topics are defined on the page subject areas. A paper submission must select exactly one subject field and one topic.

After submission of a manuscript, the Copernicus Office Editor sends an email request to every editor whose subject areas match the subject areas specified by the corresponding authors of the submitted paper. Based on the manuscript information and abstract, the addressed editorial board members are asked to act as the responsible editor for the new submission. As soon as one of them accepts the task, they are assigned as the editor for this submission and receive the complete manuscript. The authors are informed accordingly.

If none of the initially addressed editors is available to start the review process within a few days, the executive editors are asked to assign the manuscript to one of the editors or act as editors themselves.