Geospace Exploration by the ERG mission

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on Geospace Exploration by the ERG mission.

The ERG project (Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace) is a geospace exploration project to elucidate acceleration, transportation and loss of energetic electrons in the radiation belts and dynamics of geospace storms. The projects consist of JAXA’s satellite mission, ground-based observations and simulation and modeling studies and provide a comprehensive picture of dynamical evolutions of the inner magnetosphere. The ERG project contributes to the international fleet of geospace satellites as well as ground-based network observations, which realize multi point observations in geospace. The ERG satellite will be launched in FY 2016, and initial observation data will arrive after the launch.

This special issue focuses on all science instruments of the ERG satellite and their initial results. The issue includes the papers on the satellite systems and also focuses on overview of the ground-based observations, simulation studies, and science center activities of the ERG project.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Earth, Planets and Space. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'Geospace Exploration by the ERG mission'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2017


Lead Guest Editor

Tsugunobu Nagai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Guest Editors

Barry Mauk, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, United States of America
Ondrej Santolik, The Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
Takashi Kubota, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
Takeshi Sakanoi, Tohoku University, Japan


Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
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  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed


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