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  1. Manuscripts for the Journal should be sent to the editorial committee. Authors may not necessarily be members of any of the five societies shown on the front cover and may be of any nationality.
  2. Only papers not previously published will be accepted, and emphasis is placed upon originality of concept or observation. The text should be clear and concise, and detailed technical descriptions given only when the methods are new. We do not approve the list of authors to be changed after submission.
  3. A paper for which rapid publication is desired will be accepted as a Letter to the Editor. This should not exceed four pages in print; in exceptional cases only, two additional pages may be acceptable.
  4. EPS is currently adopting a new section named the e-letter section for those who wish to publish their results more rapidly than conventional printed versions. For details, please refer to the following EPS web page: http://www.terrapub.co.jp/journals/EPS/eletter.html.
  5. Authors will receive proofs for correction. No page charges are made for the papers published in the Journal. Color page charge: hard copy version / US$600.00 (60,000 yen) per page; online version / two pages free, US$400.00 (40,000 yen) per page more than three pages. Reprints can be ordered when the proofs are returned by the author. A reprint order form will be sent with the proofs.
  6. It is suggested that authors return the final version of their manuscripts to the committee in electronic form using LaTeX format to shorten the publication time.


  1. Electronic submission is recommended in the designated LaTeX format (double-spaced), as per the information on the EPS Web page: http://www.terrapub.co.jp/journals/EPS/index.html. The submission either of PDF or in a Word (.doc) style is acceptable. The total of manuscript files should not exceed 5 MB.
  2. Each author is asked to provide five potential referees.
  3. Each manuscript should be organized in the following order, bearing page numbers: title, author's full name, affliation, abstract, text, acknowledgement, appendix, references.
  4. An abstract of not more than 200 words is requested for both full papers and letters. The abstract should be informative and include the principal findings and conclusions.
  5. Clear figures must be provided and their size should be 1.5-2 times larger than the desired reproduction size. All the figures should be numbered, preferably gathered together in a single file, and the captions should be attached to the manuscript. The figure-number label (e.g., "Fig. 1" and "Fig. 2") should be written down on each figure, in order to avoid any confusions after being printed out. If the author wishes a specific arrangement of some figures, it should be indicated schematically on a separate sheet following the figure captions. If the size of a figure file is very large, we may ask the author to reduce it.
  6. One set of proofs will be sent to the author, to be checked for printer's errors. In the case of two or more authors, please indicate to whom the proofs should be sent.
  7. References should be given in the text by quoting the author's name and the year of publication, i.e., Yamakawa (1980). Full references should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of each paper, and should appear as follows: Chapman, S. and J. Bartles, Geomagnetism, 272 pp., Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940. Friedman, H., The Sun's ionizing radiation, in Physics of the Upper Atmosphere, edited by J. A. Ratcliffe, 133 pp., Academic Press, New York, 1960.
    Yamakawa, M., The Earth as a comet, J. Geomag. Geoelectr., 32, 600-611, 1980.


Correspondence should be addressed to:

Earth, Planets and Space (EPS)
c/o Terra Scientific Publishing Company
2003 Sansei Jiyugaoka-Haimu, 5-27-19 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0083, Japan
E-mail: eps@terrapub.co.jp

Manuscripts should be submitted to our submission web page: http://eps.edmgr.com/.

Presidents of the Societies

Masato Nakamura: The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
Teruyuki Kato: The Seismological Society of Japan
Kozo Uto: The Volcanological Society of Japan
Yoichi Fukuda: The Geodetic Society of Japan
Eiichi Tajika: The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences
This journal is partly supported by Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Result of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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