Progress and application of the synthesis of trans-oceanic tsunamis
Basin-wide erosion and segmentation of the Plio-Pleistocene forearc basin in central Japan revealed by tephro- and biostratigraphy
Abrupt water temperature increases near seafloor during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake
Sedimentary diversity of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami deposits on the Sendai coastal plain and the northern coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Philippine Sea Plate inception, evolution, and consumption with special emphasis on the early stages of Izu-Bonin-Mariana subduction
Marine microplastics as vectors of major ocean pollutants and its hazards to the marine ecosystem and humans
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
New parameter of roundness R: circularity corrected by aspect ratio
The science case for the EISCAT_3D radar
Highly accessed articles in the previous month
Complex rupture process on the conjugate fault system of the 2014 Mw 6.2 Thailand earthquake
Tira Tadapansawut, Yuji Yagi, Ryo Okuwaki, Shinji Yamashita & Kousuke Shimizu
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2022, 9:26
Published on: 15 May 2022
Experimental simulations of shock textures in BCC iron: implications for iron meteorites
Eiji Ohtani, Toru Sakurabayashi & Kosuke Kurosawa
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2022, 9:24
Published on: 3 May 2022
A possible mechanism for spontaneous cyclic back-arc spreading
Kazuhiko Ishii & Simon R. Wallis
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020, 9:27
Published on: 18 May 2022
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 2022’ and the ‘PEPS Most Downloaded Paper Awards 2022’. Congratulations on the success of the papers to the respective authors.
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PEPS 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 3rd 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 2020
We are pleased to announce that PEPS has now received its new Impact Factor (IF2020) of 3.604 (up from last year's 2.508) and its first 5-year Impact Factor of 3.784. In addition, CiteScore has increased from 3.8 to its May 2021 value of 4.7. 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 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.
Call for papers
Past variability of Asian monsoon and its influence on surrounding regions on various timescales
Starting: 1 April 2023
Submission deadline: 31 December 2023
Geophysical Properties and Transport Processes in the Deep Crust and Mantle
Starting: 1 January 2023
Submission deadline: 30 June 2023
Water-carbon cycles and terrestrial changes in the Arctic and subarctic regions
Starting: 15 November 2022
Submission deadline: 31 August 2023
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
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
3.875 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
3.841 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
1.138 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
1.656 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
52 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
55 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
396,442 downloads (2022)
547 Altmetric mentions (2021)
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