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Please make sure you have the following information available before you submit your manuscript: 

Author information
Full names and email addresses of all co-authors on your manuscript.

Cover letter
A cover letter that includes the following information, as well as any additional information requested in the instructions for your specific article type (see main manuscript section above):

  • An explanation of why your manuscript should be published in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science
  • An explanation of any issues relating to journal policies.
  • A declaration of any potential competing interests 
  • Confirmation that the content of the manuscript has not been published, or submitted for publication elsewhere (see our Duplicate publication policy)
  • If you are submitting a manuscript to a particular special issue, please refer to its specific name in your covering letter
  • If you have chosen the “No revisions option”, please briefly state this in your cover letter


No Revisions option
Submitting authors can choose a "No Revisions" option. This means that papers are either accepted or rejected. There will be no request for a revision. Authors who receive an acceptance with some minor improvement suggestions will have the option of publishing the paper without changes or, preferably, following the improvement suggestions. The latter, however, is not a condition for publication.

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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