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Volume 63 Supplement 4

International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) (II)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) “First Results of the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake”

The greatest earthquake in the modern history of Japan and probably the fourth greatest in the last 100 years in the world occurred on 11 March 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan. Large tsunami and ground motions caused severe damage to wide areas, particularly many towns along the Pacific coast. Considering the unprecedented impacts both academically and socially, not only limited in Japan but over the world, we plan two different special issues associated with this earthquake. The present announcement is for a special issue with rapid publication of results obtained immediately after the event. Later this year, we shall announce another special issue more focused on extensive and detailed analyses than the present.

All the papers of this special issue will be accessible freely in our web page. The special issue will contain “letters” limited to 4 pages each for our prompt publication, but we might allow some minor exceptions. Contributors to this special issue should submit their papers to the EPS editorial office by email ( following the instructions for regular EPS “letter” submissions. Authors should attach Submission Forms A and B with the names of 5 potential referees plus with their email addresses. For details, please visit the web site:, and click on “Information for Contributors”.

Please state “For the Special Issue: First Results of the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake” clearly in the covering letter that accompanies the submission. We encourage electronic submissions. After papers are accepted, the authors will receive instructions for the final manuscript from the editorial office. The deadline for manuscript submissions for this special issue is 7 April 2011. Those with their research activities having been suffered by this earthquake may consult the corresponding editor to arrange any help upon submission. This special issue will hopefully be published in early May.

For more information on this special issue, please contact the corresponding editor (K. Yomogida, eps-ed@belinda.sci.; questions on manuscript preparation should be addressed to the EPS editorial office.

Note: EPS accepts manuscripts of original research contributions only, and so-called “review papers” will not be accepted. EPS will review all the manuscripts before publication.

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Kanamori, H., Yomogida, K. Call for Papers: Special Issue of Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) “First Results of the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake”. Earth Planet Sp 63, 397 (2011).

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  • Great Earthquake
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  • Tohoku Earthquake