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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Featured Article: Volcanological challenges to understanding explosive large-scale eruptions

A large-scale explosive eruption with caldera collapse is one of the causes of the global-scale disasters that modern society has never experienced. To understand the process of caldera-forming explosive eruptions and prepare for the potential risks, we need to understand the accumulation process of voluminous magma in the Earth's crust and the triggering mechanism of sudden destabilization and eruption of magmas from the magma chamber. These require interdisciplinary researches that integrate the methods from various fields of geoscience, such as detection of magma chambers or reservoirs in Earth’s crust by varieties of exploration methods and reconstruction of eruption conditions by petrological approaches. This paper provides an overview of the research targets and methods to understand the preparation processes and evolution of large explosive eruptions.   

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Nominations for 2020 EPS Excellent Paper Award are open until Nov 30, 2020

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Article Processing Charges

From 1st September 2018 Earth, Planets and Space levies an article-processing charge (APC) of 1,200EUR for full papers, express letters, and technical reports.

A discounted APC is available for Members of Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, the Seismological Society of Japan, the Volcanology Society of Japan, the Geodetic Society of Japan, and the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. If you are a member, please check the journal website.


  1. Authors: Erwan Thébault, Christopher C Finlay, Ciarán D Beggan, Patrick Alken, Julien Aubert, Olivier Barrois, Francois Bertrand, Tatiana Bondar, Axel Boness, Laura Brocco, Elisabeth Canet, Aude Chambodut, Arnaud Chulliat, Pierdavide Coïsson, François Civet, Aimin Du…

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Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) covers scientific articles in Earth and Planetary Sciences, particularly geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetary science. EPS also welcomes articles in new and interdisciplinary subjects, including instrumentations. Only new and original contents will be accepted for publication. No review papers will be accepted.

EPS Excellent Paper Award 2019

The following paper wins the award.  

Small-displacement linear surface ruptures of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake sequence detected by ALOS-2 SAR interferometry
Satoshi Fujiwara, Hiroshi Yarai, Tomokazu Kobayashi, Yu Morishita, Takayuki Nakano, Basara Miyahara, Hiroyuki Nakai, Yuji Miura, Haruka Ueshiba, Yasuaki Kakiage and Hiroshi Une

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EPS Young Researcher Award 2019

S. Matsuda wins the award as the first author of the following paper. 

Onboard software of Plasma Wave Experiment aboard Arase: instrument management and signal processing of Waveform Capture/Onboard Frequency Analyzer
Shoya Matsuda, Yoshiya Kasahara, Hirotsugu Kojima, Yasumasa Kasaba, Satoshi Yagitani, Mitsunori Ozaki, Tomohiko Imachi, Keigo Ishisaka, Atsushi Kumamoto, Fuminori Tsuchiya, Mamoru Ota, Satoshi Kurita, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Mitsuru Hikishima, Ayako Matsuoka and Iku Shinohara

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EPS Special Award

The following paper wins the award.

International Geomagnetic Reference Field: the 12th generation 
Erwan Thébault, Christopher C Finlay, Ciarán D Beggan, Patrick Alken, Julien Aubert, Olivier Barrois, Francois Bertrand, Tatiana Bondar, Axel Boness, Laura Brocco, Elisabeth Canet, Aude Chambodut, Arnaud Chulliat, Pierdavide Coïsson, François Civet, Aimin Du, Alexandre Fournier, Isabelle Fratter, Nicolas Gillet, Brian Hamilton, Mohamed Hamoudi, Gauthier Hulot, Thomas Jager, Monika Korte, Weijia Kuang, Xavier Lalanne, Benoit Langlais, Jean-Michel Léger, Vincent Lesur, Frank J Lowes, Susan Macmillan, Mioara Mandea, Chandrasekharan Manoj, Stefan Maus, Nils Olsen, Valeriy Petrov, Victoria Ridley, Martin Rother, Terence J Sabaka, Diana Saturnino, Reyko Schachtschneider, Olivier Sirol, Andrew Tangborn, Alan Thomson, Lars Tøffner-Clausen, Pierre Vigneron, Ingo Wardinski  and Tatiana Zvereva

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Special Issues accepting submissions

Characterization of the geomagnetic field and its dynamic environment using data from space-based magnetometers
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2020

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Deadline for submission: 30 November 2020

Understanding phreatic eruptions - recent observations of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano and equivalents - 
Deadline for submission: 31 December 2020

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Deadline for submission: 28 February 2021

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Featured Article: Frictional and structural controls of seismic super-cycles at the Japan trench

Earthquakes represent a vivid reminder of the tectonics forces that shape the planet we live on. How and why this force of nature come about? Seismic ruptures are controlled by physical processes of healing and weakening of a fault surface operating from the microscopic to the plate-boundary scales. However, fault dynamics can be described by a couple of non-dimensional parameters that control the rupture style and the complexity of the sequence. Barbot (2020) shows how the recent history of great and giant earthquakes in Miyagi, Japan is controlled by chaotic fault dynamics and structural boundaries.

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