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    Authors: Ian McCrea, Anita Aikio, Lucilla Alfonsi, Evgenia Belova, Stephan Buchert, Mark Clilverd, Norbert Engler, Björn Gustavsson, Craig Heinselman, Johan Kero, Mike Kosch, Hervé Lamy, Thomas Leyser, Yasunobu Ogawa, Kjellmar Oksavik, Asta Pellinen-Wannberg…

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Highly accessed articles in June

Research Article
What causes subsidence following the 2011 eruption at Nabro (Eritrea)?
Joanna Hamlyn, Tim Wright, Richard Walters, Carolina Pagli, Eugenio Sansosti, Francesco Casu, Susi Pepe, Marie Edmonds, Brendan McCormick Kilbride, Derek Keir, Jürgen Neuberg and Clive Oppenheimer
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:31
Published on: 7 June 2018

Research Article
Equatorial plasma bubble seeding by MSTIDs in the ionosphere​​​​​​​
Hisao Takahashi, Cristiano Max Wrasse, Cosme Alexandre Oliveira Barros Figueiredo, Diego Barros, Mangalathayil Ali Abdu, Yuichi Otsuka and Kazuo Shiokawa
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:32
Published on: 11 June 2018

Lightning detection on Venus: a critical review​​​​​​​
Ralph D. Lorenz
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:34
Published on: 20 June 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.

Please click here to access the award page. 




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.


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  • 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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