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  1. 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 the previous month

Research Article
Evaluation of earth system model and atmospheric inversion using total column CO2 observations from GOSAT and OCO-2
Prabir K. Patra, Tomohiro Hajima, Ryu Saito, Naveen Chandra, Yukio Yoshida, Kazuhito Ichii, Michio Kawamiya, Masayuki Kondo, Akihiko Ito & David Crisp 
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021, 8:25
Published on: 14 April 2021

Identifying key processes and sectors in the interaction between climate and socio-economic systems: a review toward integrating Earth–human systems
Kaoru Tachiiri, Xuanming Su & Ken’ichi Matsumoto 
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2021, 8:24
Published on: 8 April 2021

Research Article
A potential suite of climate markers of long-chain n-alkanes and alkenones preserved in the top sediments from the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean
Xin Chen, Xiaodong Liu, Da-Cheng Lin, Jianjun Wang, Liqi Chen, Pai-Sen Yu, Linmiao Wang, Zhifang Xiong & Min-Te Chen
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2020, 8:23
Published on: 6 April 2021

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 2021’ and the ‘PEPS Most Downloaded Paper Awards 2021’. 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 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

10 years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake: A milestone of solid earth science

SPEPS collections

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

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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Society affiliation

  • 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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