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Cool, alkaline serpentinite formation fluid regime with scarce microbial habitability and possible abiotic synthesis beneath the South Chamorro Seamount
Shinsuke Kawagucci, Junichi Miyazaki, Yuki Morono, Jeff S. Seewald, C. Geoff Wheat and Ken Takai
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:74
Published on: 14 November 2018

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Punctuated growth of an accretionary prism and the onset of a seismogenic megathrust in the Nankai Trough
Fumiko Tajima and Takumi Hayashida
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:78
Published on: 21 November 2018

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In-situ mechanical weakness of subducting sediments beneath a plate boundary décollement in the Nankai Trough
Yohei Hamada, Takehiro Hirose, Akira Ijiri, Yasuhiro Yamada, Yoshinori Sanada, Saneatsu Saito, Noriaki Sakurai, Takamitsu Sugihara, Takahiro Yokoyama, Tomokazu Saruhashi, Tatsuhiko Hoshino, Nana Kamiya, Stephen Bowden, Margaret Cramm, Susann Henkel, Kira Homola, Hiroyuki Imachi, Masanori Kaneko, Lorenzo Lagostina, Hayley Manners, Harry-Luke McClelland, Kyle Metcalfe, Natsumi Okutsu, Donald Pan, Maija Jocelyn Raudsepp, Justine Sauvage, Florence Schubotz, Arthur Spivack, Satoshi Tonai, Tina Treude, Man-Yin Tsang, Bernhard Viehweger, David T. Wang, Emily Whitaker, Yuzuru Yamamoto, Kiho Yang, Masataka Kinoshita, Lena Maeda, Yusuke Kubo, Yuki Morono, Fumio Inagaki and Verena B. Heuer
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:70
Published on: 3 November 2018

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.

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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.


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