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.

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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, in particular, geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetology. 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

Science of solar system materials examined from Hayabusa and future missions
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2014
Edited by Tatsuaki Okada, Michael E. Zolensky, Trevor Ireland, and Toru Yada

This special issue originates from the international symposium "Hayabusa 2013 Symposium of solar system materials" which will be held in Oct. 2013 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 the findings from Hayabusa sample analysis, new insights from solar system material analysis, perspectives of solar system evolution by theoretical, observational and experimental studies, technique and methodology of sample analysis, prospects for future sample return missions, and other related studies.

International CAWSES-II Symposium
Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2014
Edited by: Mamoru Yamamoto, Kazuo Shiokawa, Takuji Nakamura, and Nat Gopalswamy

This special issue solicits papers from the International CAWSES-II Symposium (November 18-22, 2013 at Nagoya University, Japan). CAWSES-II (Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System II) is an international scientific program sponsored by SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) that continued from 2009 to 2013.

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    • The program was established with the aim of significantly enhancing our understanding of the space environment and its impacts on life and society. This special issue covers the six major themes addressed by CAWSES-II.

Extremely Severe Space Weather and Geomagnetically Induced Currents in Regions with Locally Heterogeneous Ground Resistivity
Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2014
Edited by S. Fujita, R. Kataoka, I. Fujii, and A. Pulkkinen and S. Watari

The geomagnetically induced current (GIC) in the middle- and low-latitude countries has been assumed to cause no serious damages on infrastructures on the ground.

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    • However, nobody has estimated how large the GIC would be in these countries during extremely severe geomagnetic storms like the Carrington storm in September 1859. Furthermore, the locally heterogeneous ground resistivity, which may unexpectedly boost local GIC intensity, has not been treated in the previous GIC studies. Therefore, it is an important problem for scientists studying magnetic field variations in space and on the surface of the Earth to evaluate the extreme GIC in these countries. This EPS special issue deals with the following multidisciplinary topics, among others: 1) estimating the intensity of extremely severe space weather phenomena using statistical analysis of accumulated data; 2) creating theoretical estimates of the upper limits; 3) and realistically modeling the induced electric field on the surface of the Earth and GIC by using 3D models of Earth’s conductivity.

International Geomagnetic Reference Field - The Twelfth Generation
Deadline for submissions: 1st December 2014
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: 31 March 2015
Edited by: Masaki Fujimoto, Olaf Amm

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!

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