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Crustal Dynamics: Toward Integrated View of Island Arc Seismogenesis

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to the special issue on Crustal Dynamics: Toward Integrated View of Island Arc Seismogenesis.

Recent deployments of dense seismic and geodetic observation networks have revealed a detailed pattern of crustal stress and strain rate in tectonically active regions all over the world. Furthermore, the M9.0 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake provided a unique opportunity to investigate how the Japanese Islands' crust responds to instantaneous as well as transient stress changes due to the giant fault motion. With these precious observations, now is the time to proceed toward integrated understanding of dynamic processes in the Earth's crust, such as great earthquakes and various related phenomena in a variety of spatial and temporal scales. This special issue aims to bring state-of-the-art research results together to promote multidisciplinary collaborative investigation for better understanding of crustal dynamics or earthquake generation process in the island arc system.

This special issue covers all disciplines concerning the crustal dynamics of arc–trench systems and other tectonic settings, including:

  • žStress state and seismogenesis in the island arc
  • Multiscale deformation of island arc crust
  • Fault zone structure and its evolution
  • Rheological and frictional properties of rocks
  • Geofluids and seismogenesis
  • Integrated modeling of crustal deformation and seismogenesis


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 special issue please select the appropriate special issue 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 special issue on Crustal Dynamics: Toward Integrated View of Island Arc Seismogenesis. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2019

Lead Guest Editor

Toru Matsuzawa, Tohoku University, Japan

Guest Editors

Ichiko Shimizu, Kyoto University, Japan
Takuya Nishimura, Kyoto University, Japan
Christopher J. Spiers, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Junichi Nakajima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tatsuhiko Kawamoto, 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
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • 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.

For editorial enquiries please contact reginald.medina@springernature.com.

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