The 13th International Conference on Substorms

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on the 13th International Conference on Substorms.

This special issue calls for papers from the 13th International Conference on Substorms (ICS-13) that broadly address various aspects of polar substorms, including substorm processes in the tail, magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions, substorm currents and their dynamics, the role of substorms in geospace energetics, the role of MHD and kinetic waves and instabilities in substorms, methods and measurement techniques directly related to polar substorms, substorm-like features at planets other than Earth, and any other topics relevant to understanding polar substorms. This special issue calls for papers from the meeting of ICS-13 held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during September 25-29, 2017. The biennial ICS conferences are the primary international meetings dedicated to polar substorms, which are fundamental global-scale disturbances in the Earths magnetosphere. The September 2017 conference will be a timely opportunity for close and extensive interactions of ionospheric and magnetospheric scientists in light of recent results coming from the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission and other recent observations. We solicit papers of all styles (letter/full paper/technical report).

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Aurora
  • Magnetotail dynamics
  • Reconnection
  • Magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling

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 thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series 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 thematic series on the 13th International Conference on Substorms. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 1 February, 2018

Lead Guest Editor

James LaBelle, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Guest Editors

Jimmy Raeder, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Marc Lessard, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Masahito Nose, Kyoto 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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