Geoscientific Model Development (GMD)

Executive Editors:
Julia C.

Open Access – Public Peer-Review & Interactive Public Discussion – Personalized Copyright under a Creative Commons License – Moderate Article Processing Charges

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Aims and Scope

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of the description, development and evaluation of numerical models of the Earth System and its components. Manuscript types considered for peer-reviewed publication are:

  • Geoscientific model descriptions, from box models to GCMs;
  • Development and Technical papers, describing development such as new parameterisations or technical aspects of running models such as the reproducibility of results;
  • Papers describing new standard experiments for assessing model performance, or novel ways of comparing model results with observational data;
  • Model intercomparison descriptions, including experimental details and project protocols.

More details can be found in Manuscript Types and the Journal Editorial (compiled by the Executive Editors).

"I believe that the time is ripe for significantly better documentation of programs, and that we can best achieve this by considering programs to be works of literature."
(Donald E. Knuth, Literate Programming, 1984)

"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful."
(George E.P. Box, Robustness in the strategy of scientific model building, 1979)

Issuing Body

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) and Geoscientific Model Development Discussions (GMDD) are published by the Copernicus GmbH (Copernicus Publications) on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

ISSN 1991-959X
eISSN 1991-9603

eISSN 1991-962X