Press release: Climatic Change to be revamped

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Journal announces changes in editorial structure and new co-editors
 Heidelberg / Dordrecht, 23 November 2010 Springer’s Climatic Change has named two co-editors to continue the journal after the death of Stephen H. Schneider, who passed away on 19 July 2010.  The founder and editor of Climatic Change, Prof. Schneider was part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that earned the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for international research on global warming. 
The new co-editors, Prof. Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University in New Jersey (USA) and Prof. Gary Yohe of Wesleyan University in Connecticut (USA), will introduce a new editorial structure for the journal as well as initiate changes in manuscript submission to speed up the publication process. 
Prof. Oppenheimer said, “Gary Yohe and I are grateful to so many in our community who have stepped forward to offer various forms of assistance to assure a smooth transition for the journal.  We look forward to publishing an improved version of Climatic Change that remains faithful to Steve Schneider’s vision of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary journal for the climate community.”
Climatic Change is dedicated to the problem of climatic variability and change – its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions with the human and natural environment.  The purpose of the journal is to provide a means of exchange among those working in different disciplines on problems related to climatic variations and change. Climatic Change publishes original papers, review articles, editorials, editorial comments on papers and book reviews.  A recently added section, Climatic Change Letters, continues as usual.    Springer ( is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services.  It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals.  Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media.  In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide.  Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.
 Climatic Change: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal Devoted to the Description, Causes and Implications of Climatic Change (
ISSN: 0165-0009  (print version), ISSN: 1573-1480  (electronic version)
Contact: Joan Robinson, Springer, tel +49-6221-487-8130,

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