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Call for papers: Quantitative Assessment and Modeling of Volcanic Activity

Earth, Planets and Space is calling for submissions to our Collection on "Quantitative Assessment and Modeling of Volcanic Activity".

Featured Article: New aspects of the upper atmospheric disturbances caused by the explosive eruption of the 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai volcano

An explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai (Tonga) volcano occurred on 15 January 2022 generated strong shock and air pressure waves in the troposphere. Their influence globally extended from the atmosphere to ionosphere. Shinbori et al. [2023] comprehensively review the characteristics of ionospheric disturbances obtained from ground-based and satellite observation data analyses and summarizes what we know from the Tonga volcanic eruption. Further, this paper shows new scientific results of the magnetic conjugacy of 4-min ionospheric oscillations and the appearance of hectometric line spectra originating from broadcasting waves associated with the occurrence of equatorial plasma bubble after the 2022 Tonga volcanic eruption using SuperDARN HOP radar ( and Arase satellite ( observation data.

Featured Article: Simulation study of atmosphere–ionosphere variations driven by the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai on 15 January 2022

The volcanic eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai on 15 January 2022 caused severe disturbances in the atmosphere and the ionosphere. In this event, it is expected that atmospheric compressibility played an important role in the atmosphere-ionosphere disturbances. However, phenomena associated with compressibility of the atmosphere have not been fully investigated. We used an axisymmetric three-dimensional nonhydrostatic atmospheric model and the whole atmosphere-ionosphere model GAIA to study the phenomena related to compressibility. We found that our simulation can elucidate various kinds of disturbances caused by atmospheric compressibility, such as shock waves and acoustic resonant oscillations of the atmosphere and the ionosphere.

An interview with the former and the new Editor-in-Chief

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After eight years of dedicated work on Earth, Planets and Space, Prof. Yasuo Ogawa will hand over editorship of the journal to Prof Takeshi Sagiya. They spoke to us about the challenges in their research fields, the benefits of OA, and the journal's future plans. 

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EPS News

Excellent Reviewers in 2023

Highlighted Papers in 2023

EPS Excellent Paper Award 2023

EPS Young Researcher Award 2023

Express Letter: a new article type

Reviewer acknowledgements


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Aims and scope

Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) is an international, peer-reviewed and open access e-journal publishing high-quality scientific articles in the 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 those on new instrumentation. 

EPS publishes in a variety of formats: Full Papers, Express Letters, Frontier Letters, Technical Reports and Comments. In all of these categories, only new and original contents will be considered for publication. Express Letters provide authors with a way to rapidly publish brief reports of high-impact results. Frontier Letters cover frontier research in various fields in Earth and Planetary Sciences, and can be contributed only through an invitation by the Editor-in-Chief. Technical Reports present technical aspects of research in related fields. EPS also provides a venue for topical special issues based on conferences, research projects, and other research initiatives.

The EPS Excellent Paper Award 2023

The following paper won the award:

Chronology of the Chronology of the 2015 eruption of Hakone volcano, Japan: geological background, mechanism of volcanic unrest and disaster mitigation measures during the crisis
Kazutaka Mannen, Yohei Yukutake, George Kikugawa, Masatake Harada, Kazuhiro Itadera and Jun Takenaka

The EPS Young Researcher Award 2023

No recipients

The EPS Special Award

The following papers are awarded for the EPS Special Award:

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Maxwell C Brown, Fabio Donadini, Monika Korte, Andreas Nilsson, Kimmo Korhonen, Alexandra Lodge, Stacey N Lengyel & Catherine G Constable

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Maxwell C Brown, Fabio Donadini, Andreas Nilsson, Sanja Panovska, Ute Frank, Kimmo Korhonen, Maximilian Schuberth, Monika Korte & Catherine Constable

Special Issues accepting submissions

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Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2025

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Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2024

Evolution and Movement of the Crustal Surface and Application of Geo- and Thermochronology
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2024

The 2024 M7.6 Noto Peninsula earthquake and seismic swarm
Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2024

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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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.0
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.452
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.919

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 14
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 162

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,455,156
    Altmetric mentions: 2,255

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