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Executive editors: David Ham, Juan Antonio Añel, Astrid Kerkweg, Min-Hui Lo, Richard Neale, Rolf Sander & Paul Ullrich
eISSN: GMD 1991-9603, GMDD 1991-962X

Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) is a not-for-profit 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. The following manuscript types can be considered for peer-reviewed publication:

  • geoscientific model descriptions, from statistical models to box models to GCMs;
  • development and technical papers, describing developments such as new parameterizations or technical aspects of running models such as the reproducibility of results;
  • new methods for assessment of models, including work on developing new metrics for assessing model performance and novel ways of comparing model results with observational data;
  • papers describing new standard experiments for assessing model performance or novel ways of comparing model results with observational data;
  • model experiment descriptions, including experimental details and project protocols;
  • full evaluations of previously published models.

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)

IF value: 6.892
IF6.892
IF 5-year value: 8.622
IF 5-year8.622
CiteScore value: 9.5
CiteScore9.5
h5-index value: 70
h5-index70
GMD per-paper APC pilot 2021
To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to GMD from 1 January 2021. The standard fee will be €1,600 net, independent of the article length. Please find further information about this pilot.
Highlight articles
19 Jul 2022
| Review and perspective paper
| Highlight paper
Root-mean-square error (RMSE) or mean absolute error (MAE): when to use them or not
Timothy O. Hodson
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5481–5487, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5481-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5481-2022, 2022
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14 Jul 2022
| Highlight paper
The eWaterCycle platform for open and FAIR hydrological collaboration
Rolf Hut, Niels Drost, Nick van de Giesen, Ben van Werkhoven, Banafsheh Abdollahi, Jerom Aerts, Thomas Albers, Fakhereh Alidoost, Bouwe Andela, Jaro Camphuijsen, Yifat Dzigan, Ronald van Haren, Eric Hutton, Peter Kalverla, Maarten van Meersbergen, Gijs van den Oord, Inti Pelupessy, Stef Smeets, Stefan Verhoeven, Martine de Vos, and Berend Weel
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5371–5390, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5371-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5371-2022, 2022
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05 Jul 2022
| Highlight paper
Towards automatic finite-element methods for geodynamics via Firedrake
D. Rhodri Davies, Stephan C. Kramer, Sia Ghelichkhan, and Angus Gibson
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 5127–5166, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5127-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-5127-2022, 2022
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12 May 2022
| Highlight paper
Training a supermodel with noisy and sparse observations: a case study with CPT and the synch rule on SPEEDO – v.1
Francine Schevenhoven and Alberto Carrassi
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 3831–3844, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-3831-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-3831-2022, 2022
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23 Feb 2022
| Highlight paper
Using neural network ensembles to separate ocean biogeochemical and physical drivers of phytoplankton biogeography in Earth system models
Christopher Holder, Anand Gnanadesikan, and Marie Aude-Pradal
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1595–1617, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1595-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1595-2022, 2022
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Recent papers
16 Aug 2022
Islet: interpolation semi-Lagrangian element-based transport
Andrew M. Bradley, Peter A. Bosler, and Oksana Guba
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 6285–6310, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6285-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6285-2022, 2022
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16 Aug 2022
Comparison and evaluation of updates to WRF-Chem (v3.9) biogenic emissions using MEGAN
Mauro Morichetti, Sasha Madronich, Giorgio Passerini, Umberto Rizza, Enrico Mancinelli, Simone Virgili, and Mary Barth
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 6311–6339, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6311-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-6311-2022, 2022
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16 Aug 2022
Glacier Energy and Mass Balance (GEMB v1.0): A model of firn processes for cryosphere research
Alex Gardner, Nicole-Jeanne Schlegel, and Eric Larour
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-674,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-674, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Aug 2022
GEB v0.1: A large-scale agent-based socio-hydrological model – simulating 10 million individual farming households in a fully distributed hydrological model
Jens A. de Bruijn, Mikhail Smilovic, Peter Burek, Luca Guillaumot, Yoshihide Wada, and Jeroen C. J. H. Aerts
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-664,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-664, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Aug 2022
Estimation of CH4 emission based on advanced 4D-LETKF assimilation system
Jagat S. H. Bisht, Prabir K. Patra, Masayuki Takigawa, Takashi Sekiya, Yugo Kanaya, Naoko Saitoh, and Kazuyuki Miyazaki
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-719,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-719, 2022
Preprint under review for GMD (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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News
14 Jul 2022 The eWaterCycle platform for open and FAIR hydrological collaboration

With the eWaterCycle platform, the authors are providing the hydrological community with a platform to conduct their research that is fully compatible with the principles of both open science and FAIR science.

14 Jul 2022 The eWaterCycle platform for open and FAIR hydrological collaboration

With the eWaterCycle platform, the authors are providing the hydrological community with a platform to conduct their research that is fully compatible with the principles of both open science and FAIR science.

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

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.

Notice on current restrictions

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.