About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Earth and Planetary Science (EPS) is an international, gold open access journal that publishes both primary research and review papers on the study of Earth and planetary systems. Our goal is to foster research that adopts a systemic approach, addressing not only processes within individual layers but also the intricate interactions and feedback mechanisms that characterize complex planetary systems, transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. EPS is committed to disseminating cutting-edge scientific ideas supported by robust multidisciplinary observations.

Within the Earth System science, we welcome contributions related to various planetary layers, including the core, mantle, and crust, as well as the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, magnetosphere, and the interplay among these components. The Planetary System Science component of EPS' scope includes the study of celestial bodies beyond Earth. This encompasses planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids, dust, and exoplanetary systems. We encourage research that explores the formation, evolution, and dynamics of planetary bodies, as well as that of their environments.

The scope of Earth and Planetary Science encompasses a wide array of geoscience and planetary science disciplines, including, but not limited to:

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Tectonics and geodynamics
  • Paleontology, and origin and evolution of life
  • Processes controlling the formation of planetary resources
  • Climate science
  • Atmospheric science
  • Planetary sciences

Our journal invites researchers from across the globe to submit their work for publication, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in Earth and planetary sciences. We encourage innovative and interdisciplinary research that expands the horizons of our understanding of these complex systems.

Open Access Policy

Earth and Planetary Science is a Gold open access journal, which makes the final version of an article freely and permanently accessible for everyone, immediately after publication.  All articles published in the Journal are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0), which means all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose (non-commercial), without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Advantages of open access:

  • Higher Visibility, Availability and Citations – free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the internet without any restrictions increases citation of the article.
  • Ease of search – publications are easily searchable in search engines and indexing databases.
  • Rapid Publication – accepted papers are immediately published online.