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Why Publish with Copernicus


Fair Copyright Policy

Copernicus allows authors to retain rights to distribute their work through any medium for any non-commercial purpose.

Rigorous and Efficient Peer-Review

Copernicus journals peer-reviews each submitted manuscript using a thorough double-blind review process conducted by experienced reviewers.

When possible editors select reviewers and line up peer-review before a manuscript is even submitted, thus reducing publication delays.

Helpful Editors 

Copernicus Publishing’s network of editors communicate regularly with authors to ensure they are always kept updated on the status of their submission and receive the support they need.

No Submission Fee

Copernicus does not charge submission fees for any of its journals.


All articles publishing in Copernicus journals are accessible from Google Scholar and receive a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Additionally Copernicus journals in the medical fields can index many articles in the PubMed database.




Copernicus medical journals use the AMA style. All other Copernicus journals use the APA style.



The title should be short, descriptive, and interesting. Please avoid using acronyms.

The names, affiliations, and email addresses of each author should appear below the title.



All submission categories except letters require an abstract. Abstracts should be as short as possible while providing an accurate summary of the manuscript. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

Keywords may also be listed below the abstract on the title page.


Main Text

Sections and subsections should be labeled 1, 1.1, 1.2, 2, 2.1, etc. Sections should also have a short title.



An acknowledgements section may be placed immediately before the reference section of the manuscript. Use this section to acknowledge individuals or institutions that may have helped with the research or manuscript.



In addition to citations in the main text, a complete list of references should be included as the final section of a manuscript. All references cited in the manuscript should appear in this list in alphabetical order. Journal abbreviations may be used when appropriate.



Figures and tables should be included in the body of the manuscript, not in an appendix. Figures will be available online with the rest of the paper.

Figures must be numbered and should be referred to in the text by their number, e.g., “Figure 2.”


All Copernicus journals are indexed in Crossref and Google Scholar.


Additionally the medical journals deposit manuscripts to PubMed Central in accordance with the Public Access Policy.

Submission Checklist


1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

2. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

4. Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided.

5. Public clinical trial registries such as have been utilized to register all clinical trials that are the subject of the submission.

6. If an original research paper, the manuscript lists all funding sources of the research.

7. The ICMJE authorship guidelines have been followed in determining who is listed as an author of the submission. More information is available at 

8. The submission file is in Word format.