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Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences An open-access publication for refereed proceedings in hydrology
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Publication policy

Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) is an open-access journal. Open access is the free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types by any user. Therefore, all content of PIAHS is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) and authors retain copyright.

Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences is published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, offering the following:

  • peer review by at least two independent referees;
  • thorough layout and processing of text, figures, tables, and equations;
  • English language copy-editing (optional);
  • immediate open-access publication, financed by moderate article processing charges;
  • publication of supplementary material at no extra charge and linkage to assets stored externally (data sets, model code, samples, or videos);
  • DOI (digital object identifier) assignment and article URLs according to the classic citation;
  • distribution of articles and bibliographic metadata to scientific databases and indices;
  • RSS feeds for individuals
  • long-term preservation by external archives
  • print copies for purchase

PIAHS adheres to high ethical standards which are summarized in the journal's publication ethics. In order to warrant integrity of the published works, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences also has a clear policy on competing interests.

To improve the traceability and reproducibility of the presented works, PIAHS has implemented a data policy. Data and other underlying or related material having a digital object identifier (DOI) can also be displayed in the article's asset tab.

General aspects concerning the role of authors, editors, and referees are summarized under general obligations for authors, general obligations for editors, and general obligations for referees.

Copernicus Publications makes sure that the online, open-access publications are indexed and archived worldwide in electronic archives, search engines, and databases, in order to guarantee their maximum dissemination and impact. PIAHS is archived and indexed in

eArchives Indexing and abstracting services

Astrophysics Data System (ADS), AGRICOLA, Chemical Abstracts, CNKI, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (ProQuest), Environment Complete (EBSCO), Gale/Cengage, GeoRef, GoOA (CAS), Google Scholar, J-Gate, Natural Science Collection (ProQuest), Materials Science & Engineering Database (ProQuest), SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest), Scopus, Technology Collection, World Public Library

Corrections and retractions

PIAHS pursues the following policy for making corrections to its peer-reviewed content:

  • Modification of an article: Copernicus Publications reserves the right to replace a *.pdf file if purely technical corrections are necessary (e.g. corrupt file or incorrect bibliographical entry). In such cases, archives and indices are informed. Under no circumstances will the content be changed.
  • Corrigendum: notification of an important error made by the author(s) or by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the published, peer-reviewed work or the reputation of the author or the journal. Corrigenda are represented by a formal online notice. Corrigenda have to be submitted to Copernicus Publications within 3 years from the publication date of the original journal article. Should there be reasons for publishing a second corrigendum within these 3 years, the first one will be substituted by a single new corrigendum containing all relevant corrections.
  • Corrections to supplements can only be made in exceptional cases (e.g. major errors that compromise the conclusion of the study). The availability of new data is not a reason for the revision of a published supplement. A supplement is a peer-reviewed and integral part of the paper, and hence part of the published record.
  • Retraction: authors or, in specific cases, editors can decide to formally withdraw a published paper. The article stays online but the reader is notified about the retraction. Such retractions are most often accompanied by an editorial note explaining the background.
  • Marked as fraud: in the unlikely case that Copernicus Publications is notified that a published paper turns out to be a fraud, the article stays online but is formally withdrawn. The reader is notified about the status and fraud papers are always accompanied by an editorial note pointing out the malpractice.
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