10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
[U03-04] Review of editorial work for PEPS in 2018-2019 and new strategy for 2019–2020
Keywords:Earth and planetary science, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, Open access e-journal, Japan Geoscience Union
In addition to being funded by the JpGU, PEPS received a grant-in-aid for scientific research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. As the period covered by this five year grant-in-aid drew to an end we applied for funds for the next five fiscal years (2018-2012). Unfortunately our application has been rejected. Due to this, we were forced to raise article processing charges (APC). Since its inception we have always planned for PEPS to become entirely supported by APCs and therefore completely self financing and we have done some analysis and planning towards this goal. Our analysis shows that the most important thing is that we all focus on maintaining and increasing PEPS’ status as one of the leading journals in our field because this is the surest way of increasing our APC income.
New strategy for 2019-2020 is in preparation and will be introduced in the JpGU meeting 2019.