JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

U (Union) » Union

[U-01] [EE] Future of Scientific Publishing in Geosciences

Tue. May 23, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 101 (International Conference Hall 1F)

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

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[U01-06] Earth, Planets and Space, An Open Access Journal

★Invited papers

*Yasuo Ogawa1 (1.Volcanic Fluid Research Center, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Keywords:Earth, Planets and Space, open access journal

I am the editor in chief of the journal Earth, Planets and Space (EPS) since 2013. EPS is published on behalf of the following five societies; 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, The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. These five societies are all society members of the Japan Geoscience Union.

EPS covers scientific articles in Earth and Planetary Sciences, particularly geomagnetism, aeronomy, space science, seismology, volcanology, geodesy, and planetary science. EPS also welcomes articles in new and interdisciplinary subjects, including instrumentations. Only new and original contents will be accepted for publication.

EPS was established in 1998 as a continuation of the two journals, the Journal of Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity (1949 to 1997) and the Journal of Physics of the Earth (1952 to 1997). In 2014 we started open access publication under the SpringerOpen platform. Open Access publication successfully shortened the publication time, increased visibility of the journal and widened its international readership.

EPS has the following four article types; Full Paper, Express Letter, Frontier Letter and Technical Reports. Full paper has no limit in size. Express Letter is a short article for a quick publication of new findings. Frontier Letter is a short article invited by the editor in chief. Technical report is for publication on a software tool or an experimental or computational method, test or procedure or hardware design.

We have expanded the editorial board members in 2017 to speed up the reviewing process. Editorial board members are international and we provide qualified reviews.

Special issues are important part of EPS. We welcomes special issue proposals on focused topics that are within the scope of the journal. Recent topics of the special issues are on the achievements of geoscientific projects or international conferences, or on geoscientific events, such as large earthquake events or volcano eruptions. Please contact me if you have a plan for special issues.