Article processing charges

Earth, Planets and Space is supported by the Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, the Seismological Society of Japan, the Volcanological Society of Japan, the Geodetic Society of Japan, and the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. If the author of the accepted article is a society member, the Article-processing Charge is €200 with the remaining charge covered by the societies.

If the submitting author is not a society member, the Article-processing Charge is €600 with the remaining charge covered by the societies.

The journal is partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (251001) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Information from the Societies

What is EPS?

    APCs for special issues are as follows:
  • Letter articles: 100 Euros regardless of membership.
  • Full papers or Technical Reports: normal APCs apply;
  • 200 Euros for members and 600 Euros for non-members.


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Steering Committee

Hirokuni Oda, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Japan
Yasuhiro Murayama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Haruo Horikawa, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Japan
Yuko Kase, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Japan
Fukashi Maeno, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hisashi Suito, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Japan
Yayoi Miura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sasaki, Osaka University, Japan
Yoshiyuki Tanaka, University of Tokyo, Japan
Takeshi Nishimura, Tohoku University, Japan

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Guidelines for special issues

Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) welcomes submissions from all authors to existing special issues. Authors need to state clearly on the cover letter that the paper is submitted for a special issue and state the name of the special issue. Letters submitted to a Special Issue can receive a discounted article processing charge of 100 Euros using the code TC01377566 under payment option 3A.

Proposals for special issues:

Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) welcomes proposals for Special Issues on focused topics that are within the scope of the journal. Only new and original contents can be published and EPS does not accept review papers. These policies are similar to those of the regular issues. The proposals should be submitted to the editor in chief of EPS by email
The proposal must clearly show the following:
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      1. The objectives of the proposed special issue
      2. Title of the special issue
      3. List of the guest editors (max. 5 editors)
        Names, affiliations, email addresses, specialties
        The guest editors should be international, not from a single country.
      4. Descriptions of call for papers
      5. Proposed timeframe
        Deadline for submission
        Expected publication date
      6. List of potential submissions
      All the special issue proposals are subject to approval by the Editorial Board of EPS.

Aims & scope


Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) covers scientific articles in Earth and Planetary Sciences, particularly geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetary science. EPS also welcomes articles in new and interdisciplinary subjects, including instrumentations. Only new and original contents will be accepted for publication. No review papers will be accepted. A word template for authors is available.

Back Issues

Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) has been published by TERRAPUB since 1998. Back issues can be accessed

Special Issues

Forthcoming special issues

International Geomagnetic Reference Field - The Twelfth Generation
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2015
Edited by: Erwan Thebault and Christopher C. Finlay

This special issue of Earth, Planets and Space will be devoted to modelling the Earth’s magnetic field, in particular, to the construction of the 12th generation of the International Geomagnetic Reference Field.

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    • The IGRF is an internationally-agreed reference model of the Earth’s magnetic field produced under the auspices of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy. The IGRF-12 will be the latest update of this well-known model which is used each year by many thousands of users for both industrial and scientific purposes. This special issue will focus on the derivation of the IGRF-12 model from satellite, observatory, and near-surface magnetic data, as well as on related data processing and modelling issues. Contributions will include descriptions of the candidate models combined to produce the IGRF-12, details of the evaluation of the candidate models, and a description of the IGRF-12 model itself. Other general contributions related to the magnetic data of the recently launched European Swarm satellite mission, to the modelling Earth’s internal magnetic field, and to predicting its future evolution are encouraged.

The 12th International Conference on Substorms
Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2015
Edited by: Kazuo Shiokawa, Masaki Fujimoto, Olaf Amm and Mei-Ching H. Fok

The 12th International Conference on Substorms (ICS-12, November 10-14, 2014, Ise-Shima Royal Hotel, Japan) will encourage the participants to submit their presentations to the ICS-12 special issue of the open-access refereed journal "Earth, Planets and Space" (EPS).

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    • This special issue solicits papers from the ICS-12 that broadly address various aspects of substorms, i.e., substorm processes in the tail, interaction between the tail and the inner magnetosphere and ionosphere, substorm currents and their dynamics, and the role of substorms in geospace energetics, as well as the role of MHD and kinetic instabilities in substorms. Other substorm-related research topics are also welcome, such as the storm-substorm relationship, ULF/ELF/VLF waves, and non-Earth substorm-like features. Only new and original content can be published; EPS does not accept review papers. Please join us at the ICS-12 and submit your latest results to EPS!

Recent Advances in Environmental Magnetism and Paleomagnetism
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2015
Lead Guest Editor: Hirokuni Oda
Guest Editors: Yuhji Yamamoto, Xixi Zhao, Satria Bijaksana, Qingsong Liu

This special issue is based on Session SE04 "Recent advances in paleo-, rock and environmental magnetism" held during the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 2014 Meeting (28 July - 1 August in Sapporo, Japan).

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    • Environmental magnetism is an important application of rock magnetism to understand the paleoclimate and paleoenvironment on Earth and other planets. On the other hand, the past ambient magnetic fields have influenced environmental processes on Earth and other planets. Thus, the issue especially focuses on environmental magnetism and paleomagnetism in order to understand environments on Earth and other planets. Submissions are welcome from the authors who were not in the Session SE04 of AOGS 2014 Meeting.

Coupling of the High and Mid Latitude Ionosphere and Its Relation to Geospace Dynamics
Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2014
Lead Guest Editor: Nozomu Nishitani
Guest Editors: Tsutomu Nagatsuma, Akira Sessai Yukimatu, Hongqiao Hu, Takeshi Sakanoi

This special issue originates from the ST-20 session "Coupling of the High and Mid Latitude Ionosphere and Its Relation to Geospace Dynamics," held during the AOGS 2014 Meeting in Sapporo.

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    • It is also open to those who did not attend the meeting. This special issue is focused on the coupling of the high and mid latitude ionosphere, which play important roles in geospace dynamics. Recently, the coverage offered by ground-based observation networks (magnetometers, HF radars, GPS receivers etc.) has dramatically increased, allowing us to better understand the coupling between the high and middle latitude ionosphere. In addition, many satellites in geospace also provide essential in-situ data, yielding many new findings and posing new questions. We welcome papers that contribute to our understanding of middle-high latitude ionosphere and geospace coupling, and of geospace dynamics.

Science of solar system materials examined from Hayabusa and future missions (II)
Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2015
Edited by Tatsuaki Okada, Richard P. Binzel, Harold C. Connolly Jr., Toru Yada and Keiji Ohtsuki

This special issue originates from the international symposium "Hayabusa 2014: Symposium of solar system materials," which will be held in Dec. 2014 at the Sagamihara Campus of JAXA, Japan.

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    • The main topics of this special issue, as well as those of the symposium, are results from Hayabusa’s sample analysis; new insights from solar system material analysis; spectroscopy and planetary surface processes; prospects of theoretical, observational and experimental studies of solar system evolution; technique and methodology of sample analysis; prospects of future sample return missions; and other related studies. This issue will not be limited to authors who present papers at the meeting but open to everyone who is interested in these topics, to make this special issue as diverse and fruitful as possible.

The Next Marmara Earthquake: Disaster Mitigation, Recovery and Early Warning
Deadline for submissions: June 30th, 2015
Edited by: Takane Hori, Ali Pinar, Ocal Necmioglu, Muneo Hori, and Azusa Nishizawa

The Marmara Sea is well known as a seismic gap prone to massive earthquakes. The aim of this special issue is to gather information about the risk of another Marmara earthquake from the latest geophysical, geological, geotechnical, computational and building sciences research findings in order to discuss ways of mitigating disaster in advance.

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    • We would welcome studies on the Marmara earthquake, especially, but not restricted to (i) identification and characterization of the magnitude, epicenter, recurrence, geometry, and structure for earthquakes in and around the seismic gap (ii) evaluation of the risk of tsunamis, landslides, strong ground motion, building collapse, liquifaction, and possibly giant earthquakes due to the interaction of fault segments, (iii) effective communication and utilization of scientific information on evacuation and hazard maps.

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