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Highly accessed articles in the last year

Marine microplastics as vectors of major ocean pollutants and its hazards to the marine ecosystem and humans
Tan Suet May Amelia, Wan Mohd Afiq Wan Mohd Khalik, Meng Chuan Ong, Yi Ta Shao, Hui-Juan Pan & Kesaven Bhubalan
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021, 8:12
Published on: 22 January 2021

Philippine Sea Plate inception, evolution, and consumption with special emphasis on the early stages of Izu-Bonin-Mariana subduction
Serge Lallemand
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2016, 3:15
Published on: 12 May 2016

Research article

Soil salinity assessment by using near-infrared channel and Vegetation Soil Salinity Index derived from Landsat 8 OLI data: a case study in the Tra Vinh Province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Kim-Anh Nguyen, Yuei-An Liou, Ha-Phuong Tran, Phi-Phung Hoang & Thanh-Hung Nguyen
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020, 7:1
Published on: 6 January 2020

Most cited and accessed paper awards

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science is very pleased to be able to present you the ‘PEPS Most Cited Paper Awards 2023’ and the ‘PEPS Most Downloaded Paper Awards 2023’. Congratulations on the success of the papers to the respective authors.

Please click here to access the award page.


Neuer InhaltPEPS promotes Review Articles which may serve as useful contents of summaries of the newest developments in the wide fields of Earth and Planetary Science.  

We have released the 4th edition of a collection of abstracts of the published PEPS Review Articles.

We hope you will walk through this collection and find useful for your research interest.

Impact Factor 2022

We are pleased to announce that PEPS has now received new Impact Factor (IF2022) of 3.9(3.934) -up from last year's 3.875- and 5year Impact Factor of 4.1(up from last year's 3.841). In addition, CiteScore has increased from 6.4 to 7.0. Together with other metrics, such as the number of downloads, this achievement shows the community appreciation towards the journal. We would like to thank everyone for contributing to this progress and for supporting us in our mission to play a major role for the future of geosciences. Also, we welcome your paper submission that contribute to the advancement of Earth and planetary science.

Aims and scope

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS), a peer-reviewed open access e-journal, was launched by the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) in 2014. This international journal is devoted to high-quality original articles, reviews and papers with full data attached in the research fields of space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid earth sciences, and biogeosciences. PEPS promotes excellent review articles and welcomes articles with electronic attachments including videos, animations, and large original data files. PEPS also encourages papers with full data attached: papers with full data attached are scientific articles that preserve the full detailed raw research data and metadata which were gathered in their preparation and make these data freely available to the research community for further analysis.

Call for papers

Earth, Isotopes and Organics
Starting: 1 March 2024
Submission deadline: 31 August 2024

Biogeochemical Studies on Atmosphere, Ocean, and their Interaction in the western North Pacific region
Starting: 19 February 2024
Submission deadline: 31 October 2024

Progress on science and instruments for Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission
Starting: 15 August 2023
Submission deadline: 31 October 2024

Past variability of Asian monsoon and its influence on surrounding regions on various timescales
Starting: 1 April 2023
Submission deadline: 30 June 2024

Water-carbon cycles and terrestrial changes in the Arctic and subarctic regions
Starting: 15 November 2022
Submission deadline: 31 December 2024

SPEPS collections

Geophysical Properties and Transport Processes in the Deep Crust and Mantle

10 years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake: A milestone of solid earth science

Thermal, dynamical, and chemical processes in our early Solar System

Quaternary and Future Earth: Harmonious Coexistence of Climate and Humans

Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact – VarSITI – 5-year summary review

Stratigraphy and paleoclimatic/paleoenviromental evolution across the Early–Middle Pleistocene* transition in the Chiba composite section, Japan, and other reference sections in East Asia

Projection and impact assessment of global change

Conservation of geoheritage and cultural heritage; properties, weathering processes, damage assessment and non-destructive evaluation

Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes: New perspectives from insitu data & laboratory analyses

Ionospheric Plasma Bubble Seeding and Development

Evolution and variability of Asian Monsoon and its linkage with Cenozoic global cooling

Asian monsoon hydroclimate

High-definition topographic and geophysical data in geosciences

High-Pressure Earth and Planetary Science in the last and next decade

Land-Ocean Linkages under the Influence of the Asian Monsoon

Multidisciplinary Researches on Deep Interiors of the Earth and Planets

Understanding of the Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES II) - SCOSTEP’s International Program (2009 – 2013)

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.529 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.143 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    9 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    160 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    1,124 Altmetric mentions

Society affiliation

  • Progress in Earth and Planetary Science is affiliated with the Japan Geoscience Union.

    More information, including how to submit a paper and templates, is available at the Japan Geoscience Union's PEPS website.

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