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Aims and scope

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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.529 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.143 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    169 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    396,442 downloads
    1,645 Altmetric mentions 

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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