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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 2018’ and the ‘PEPS Most Accessed Paper Awards 2018’. Congratulations on the success of the papers to the respective authors.

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We are pleased to announce that Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS) is now indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and has just received its first Impact Factor (2.481). Together with other metrics, such as the number of downloads and the CiteScore, this achievement shows the community appreciation towards the journal. We would like to thank everyone for contributing to this success and for supporting us in our mission to play a major role for the future of geosciences.

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.

SPEPS – Special call for excellent papers on hot topics

Stratigraphy and paleoclimatic/paleoenviromental evolution across the Early–Middle Pleistocene* transition in the Chiba composite section, Japan, and other reference sections in East Asia
Deadline for submissions: 30 September, 2019

SPEPS collections

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)


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

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