Submit your paper to EPS at SpringerOpen

EPS welcomes you to submit your papers through SpringerOpen. EPS Journal accepts scientific articles in earth and planetary sciences, particularly geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetary science. Please read the instruction in this page as well as in the submission guideline carefully before you submit the paper to EPS.

Types of Articles and The Guidelines

EPS accepts the following articles. Please click the respective types of articles to see the detailed submission guidelines.

  • Full Paper : An original full-length manuscript
  • Express Letter : A brief report of research findings for rapid publication
  • Frontier Letter : An invited letter on frontier research
  • Technical Report : A report on a software tool; an experimental or computational method, test, or procedure; or a hardware design
  • Comment 

Templates and formats

Please download and use the following templates to make the publication process easier.

Submitting with MS Word
If you plan to submit your paper with MS Word, please use the following template.

Submitting with TeX file
In the case of a submission in TeX format, the LaTeX template file should be used with a class file and a dependent style file. During the TeX submission process, please submit your TeX file as the main manuscript file and your bib/bbl file as a dependent file. Please also convert your TeX file into a PDF, and submit this PDF as a supplementary file with the name “Reference PDF.” This PDF will be used by internal staff as a reference point to check the article layout as intended by the author. Please note that all figures must be coded at the end of the TeX file and not inline.

Word limit for Express letter

An Express Letter is a brief report of research findings adequate for the journal’s scope and of particular interest to the community. The maximum length of the main text, figure and table legends of an Express Letters is 5000 words. The sum of the number of figures and tables should be less than or equal to 5.

Option of In Review during the submission

In Review option has been available during the submission to EPS. In Review on the Research Square platform is a free service for authors submitting to Springer Nature journals to provide a preprint with a DOI and to track the status of your manuscript. The authors can select area of studies (e.g., Geophysics, Planetary Science, Seismology, Volcanology, and Space Exploration), and multiple choices are available.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

Society Members Non-Members
Full Paper/Express Letter/Technical Reports €1,140 €1,200

No taxes are included in this charge. Please check here about taxes. The APC for society members is applicable when a corresponding author belongs to any of the five societies that co-publish EPS.

(Note 1) If you are resident in Japan you have to add Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) at the rate set by the Japanese government, indicating 1,140 euro (1,254 euro including JCT) for members of five societies and 1,200 euro (1,320 euro including JCT) for non-members.
(Note 2) If you are resident in Japan you will be paid in dollars equivalent to the article processing charge denominated in euros.
(Note 3) The APC will be paid when the article is accepted, but you can choose between credit card payment and overseas remittance by invoice. If you choose to pay by invoice, a separate fee will be charged. Please note that this will not be known until you proceed with the paper submission procedure at SpringerOpen.

Important Notes for Payment Options

■ New submission
・Publication Charges page → Click on「View Publication Charges」
・APC Agreement page → Select the first option and click on「Confirm」
  ※ The code input previously required for submission is no longer necessary
   If your institution has a membership account with BMC or SpringerOpen, please select the second option. If you wish to request a waiver or reduction of the publication fee, please select the third option and enter the reason.
■ After acceptance
   An e-mail is sent to the Corresponding Author to proceed the publication (this is not an Acceptance Letter). Click on the “link” in the e-mail.
・Select country page → Select your country of residence
・Open access information page → If you have an APC Token, enter it and click “Apply” to get the price after applying the Token. Click “Next”.
・Institution or University page → Select the name of your institution. If your institution’s name is not listed, please enter it manually. Click “Next”.
・Confirm your eligibility status page → The APC information based on the institution is displayed. For institutions without an arrangement, the APC will not change. Click “Next”.
・Journal partners page → If you wish to request an APC waiver or reduction by the organization, click the name of the organization displayed and enter your membership number in the entry field. Click “Next”.
・Check your answers page → After confirming the information, click “Next” and press the Submit for Approval button.
■ Procedure for publication
   Based on the information entered above, an APC confirmation e-mail is sent to you once the membership verification is completed. Click on the “link” in the e-mail.
・Agree to publish page → In order to create a publishing agreement (License to Publish), please select the appropriate organization for the Corresponding Author. Authors affiliated with institutions in Japan should select “Neither of the above”. Then click “Generate publishing agreement”. A publishing agreement (License to Publish) will be created and displayed. Scroll down the screen and check the contents. If you are satisfied with the contents, click the checkbox and “I agree and submit” button.
・Permission to publish complete page → Please click on “Download agreed publishing agreement” to download the agreement as a copy for the author.
Frontier Letters
If you are submitting a frontier letter invited by the editor-in-chief of the journal and have chosen “frontier letter” as the article type, you will see the message “No payment is required as this article is a frontier letter“. In the cover letter, you also need to clarify that you are an invited author and the APC is free.