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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: Co-estimation of geomagnetic field and in-orbit fluxgate magnetometer calibration parameters

Alken et al. (2020) has developed a novel approach to calibrate vector fluxgate magnetometers in-orbit in order to investigate large-scale geomagnetic field signals originating in Earth’s core. This technique has been used to study a global geomagnetic jerk event in 2012, and could be applied to study Earth’s magnetic field dynamics in future periods when dedicated geomagnetic satellite missions are unavailable.

This article was a contribution to the special issue “Characterization of the geomagnetic field and its dynamic environment using data from space-based magnetometers”

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EPS Excellent Paper Award 2019

EPS Young Researcher Award 2019

Highlighted Papers in 2019

Excellent Reviewers in 2019

Reviewer acknowledgements

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

International Geomagnetic Reference Field - The Thirteenth Generation    
Deadline for submission: 31 August 2020

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

Martian Moons eXploration: The scientific investigations of Mars and its moons
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2020

Understanding phreatic eruptions - recent observations of Kusatsu-Shirane volcano and equivalents - 
Deadline for submission: 30 September 2020

VLF/ELF Remote Sensing of Ionospheres and Magnetospheres
Deadline for submission: 28 February 2021

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Featured Article: Geodesy in Japan: legends and highlights

Geodesy is a field in Earth science to study the shape, gravity, and rotation of the Earth, including their chages in time. Heki (2020) overviews the history of geodesy in Japan, beginning from the first meridian arc length measurement in Japan around 1800 AD. The paper then reviews an early example of international recognition of Japanese geodesy by the Z-term of the Earth’s polar motion around 1900 AD, and an unsuccessful attempt to detect continental drift in Japan around 1930 AD. The article emphasizes the future trans-disciplinary role of Japanese geodesy showing an example of comprehensive geodetic study of the 2019 typhoon Hagibis.

Proposals for Special Issues

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes proposals for new special issues on focused topics within the scope of the journal. Click here for more information on how to submit a proposal.

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