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SPEPS: Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes: New perspectives from insitu data & laboratory analyses

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science welcomes submissions to the SPEPS series on "Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes: New perspectives from insitu data & laboratory analyses".

In the last decade or two, an enormous amount of new findings has been gained about activities and characteristics of seismogenic zones. They include a variety of phenomena along subduction zone megathrusts, ranging from creep to earthquakes including slow earthquakes surrounding the locked zone, high-velocity slip and low frictional strength. 
In this SPEPS article collection, we invite authors to contribute innovative research or reviews on subduction zone megathrusts, both in presently active ones and onland outcrops. The approaches may include, but are not limited to, results from a wide range of disciplines including observational geodesy and seismology, geological and geophysical studies of present and ancient subduction zones, borehole logging and monitoring, laboratory experiments, and theoretical and numerical modeling.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Seismogenic zone 
  • Frictional strength
  • Stress
  • Slow slip
  • MTD

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Progress in Earth and Planetary Science submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct SPEPS series please select the appropriate 'thematic series' in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the SPEPS series on 'Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes: New perspectives from insitu data & laboratory analyses'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Open for submissions: 1 July 2017
Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2018

Associate Editors

Masataka Kinoshita, University of Tokyo, Japan

Harold Tobin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA

Gaku Kimura, Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology, Japan

Michael B. Underwood, New Mexico Tech, NM, USA

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

• Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
• High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
• No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
• Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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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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