About EPS

The Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) publishes original articles on earth and planetary sciences, particularly geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetary science. We also welcome articles on new and interdisciplinary subjects, including instrumentation. Read more

Impact Factor (2016): 2.243
5-Yr Impact Factor (2016): 2.080
Editorial Board
Yasuo Ogawa
Tokyo Institute of Technology



March 12, 2018

20th anniversary of Earth, Planets and Space

The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of EPS. Having a long history of 70 years owing to its predecessor journals, JGG and JPE, EPS is one of the oldest international journals in the field of earth and planetary sciences. When established in 1998, its former editor-in-chief Dr. Yoshimori Honkura said in the prefatory note of the journal, ... EPS should become widely circulated as one of the leading international… Read more

February 26, 2018

Excellent Reviewers 2017

It is essential for an academic journal to have qualified reviewers to maintain its scientific standard. To recognise the contributions of important reviewers in Earth, Planets and Space, we have granted the 'Excellent Reviewer' award to selected reviewers each year since 2013. The awardees are determined at the end of each year by the EPS editorial board based on the recommendations of regular and guest editors. Sanjay Singh Bora, German Research… Read more

February 26, 2018

Highlighted papers 2017

Highlighted papers are awarded every year based on the recommendations received by the handling editors. Nakamura T, Aoi S (2017) Source location and mechanism analysis of an earthquake triggered by the 2016 Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, earthquake. Earth Planets Space 69:6 doi: 10.1186/s40623-016-0588-9 Hashima A, Sato T (2017) A megathrust earthquake cycle model for Northeast Japan: Bridging the mismatch between geological uplift and geodetic subsidence. Earth Planets Space 69:23 doi: 10.1186/s40623-017-0606-6… Read more

Frontier letter
Salt shell fallout during the ash eruption at the Nakadake crater, Aso volcano, Japan: evidence of an underground hydrothermal system surrounding the erupting vent

Hiroshi Shinohara, Nobuo Geshi, Akihiko Yokoo, Takahiro Ohkura and Akihiko Terada

Published on: 20 March 2018

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A paleomagnetic record in loess–paleosol sequences since late Pleistocene in the arid Central Asia

Guanhua Li, Dunsheng Xia, Erwin Appel, Youjun Wang, Jia Jia and Xiaoqiang Yang

Published on: 19 March 2018

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3D tomography of midlatitude sporadic-E in Japan from GNSS-TEC data

Ihsan Naufal Muafiry, Kosuke Heki and Jun Maeda

Published on: 19 March 2018

A study on the predominant period of long-period ground motions in the Kanto Basin, Japan

Kazuo Yoshimoto and Shunsuke Takemura

Published on: 26 August 2014

International Geomagnetic Reference Field: the 12th generation

Erwan Thébault, Christopher C Finlay, Ciarán D Beggan, Patrick Alken, Julien Aubert, Olivier Barrois, Francois Bertrand, Tatiana Bondar, Axel Boness, Laura Brocco, Elisabeth Canet, Aude Chambodut, Arnaud Chulliat, Pierdavide Coïsson, François Civet, Aimin Du…

Published on: 27 May 2015

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Earthquake interevent time distribution in Kachchh, Northwestern India

Sumanta Pasari and Onkar Dikshit

Published on: 15 August 2015

EPS is jointly published by the following societies.

These five societies are members of the Japan Geoscience Union.