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    Authors: Ryuji Tada, Tomohisa Irino, Ken Ikehara, Akinori Karasuda, Saiko Sugisaki, Chuang Xuan, Takuya Sagawa, Takuya Itaki, Yoshimi Kubota, Song Lu, Arisa Seki, Richard W. Murray, Carlos Alvarez-Zarikian, William T. Anderson Jr, Maria-Angela Bassetti, Bobbi J. Brace…

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Research Article
Integrated tephrostratigraphy and stable isotope stratigraphy in the Japan Sea and East China Sea using IODP Sites U1426, U1427, and U1429, Expedition 346 Asian Monsoon
Takuya Sagawa, Yoshitaka Nagahashi, Yasufumi Satoguchi, Ann Holbourn, Takuya Itaki, Stephen J. Gallagher, Mariem Saavedra-Pellitero, Ken Ikehara, Tomohisa Irino and Ryuji Tada
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:18
Published on: 22 March 2018

Research Article
Landslides triggered by an earthquake and heavy rainfalls at Aso volcano, Japan, detected by UAS and SfM-MVS photogrammetry​​​​​​​
Hitoshi Saito, Shoichiro Uchiyama, Yuichi S. Hayakawa and Hiroyuki Obanawa
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:15
Published on: 1 March 2018

Paper with full data attached
High-resolution and high-precision correlation of dark and light layers in the Quaternary hemipelagic sediments of the Japan Sea recovered during IODP Expedition 346
Ryuji Tada, Tomohisa Irino, Ken Ikehara, Akinori Karasuda, Saiko Sugisaki, Chuang Xuan, Takuya Sagawa, Takuya Itaki, Yoshimi Kubota, Song Lu, Arisa Seki, Richard W. Murray, Carlos Alvarez-Zarikian, William T. AndersonJr, Maria-Angela Bassetti, Bobbi J. Brace, Steven C. Clemens, Marcio H. da Costa Gurgel, Gerald R. Dickens, Ann G. Dunlea, Stephen J. Gallagher, Liviu Giosan, Andrew C. G. Henderson, Ann E. Holbourn, Christopher W. Kinsley, Gwang Soo Lee, Kyung Eun Lee, Johanna Lofi, Christina I. C. D. Lopes, Mariem Saavedra-Pellitero, Larry C. Peterson, Raj K. Singh, Samuel Toucanne, Shiming Wan, Hongbo Zheng and Martin Ziegler
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2018, 5:19
Published on: 26 March 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 2017’ and the ‘PEPS Most Accessed Paper Awards 2017’. Congratulations on the success of the papers to the respective authors.

Please click here to access the award page. 


Progress in Earth and Planetary Science first Impact Factor to be announced in summer 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database, one of the major databases of the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters) Web of Science. We expect that our first Impact Factor will be announced in summer 2018.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting PEPS and contributing to this success in our continuing mission to play a major role in the future of global geosciences.

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science accepted for indexing in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS) will be included in the abstract and citation database Scopus.

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

At the moment, we are not calling for papers on SPEPS collections.


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