Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

U (Union) » Union

[U-05] Future of Scientific Publishing in Geosciences

Tue. May 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM International Conference Room (IC) (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Hodaka Kawahata(Atmosphere Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo), Hirokuni Oda(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Chairperson:Kawahata Hodaka, Oda Hirokuni, Song Wonsuh

9:25 AM - 9:35 AM

[U05-02] Review of editorial work for PEPS in 2017-2018 and new strategy for 2018–2019

★Invited Papers

*Yasufumi Iryu1 (1.Institute of Geology and Paleontology Graduate School of Science Tohoku University)

Keywords:Scientific publication, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, open-access, electric journal

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access electric journal published by the Japan Geoscience Union in partnership with Springer. PEPS received its first manuscript at the end of 2013 and we published our first papers in April 2014. By the end of the year 2017 we had published 155 scientific articles. In the second half of the year 2017 PEPS received two very important pieces of good news. First PEPS was registered in Elsevier’s abstract and citation database Scopus and then towards the end of the year we were included in Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomson Reuter’s) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). SCIE is used to calculate journals’ impact factors: we expect our first impact factor to be announced in the summer of 2018. We have recently introduced a new category of paper that we call “Paper with full data attached”. These allow researchers to present the full data sets that were collected whilst doing the published work. New strategy for 2018-2019 is in preparation and will be introduced in the JpGU meeting 2018.