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    How to submit a paper, APC and Templates

    How to submit a paper

    Before submitting your paper, please confirm that it conforms to the Submission guidelines and Authorship guidelines.

    Please use an appropriate Template for your paper.

    Submission System Operation Guides

    Please access PEPS Editorial Manager to submit your paper.

    ** Japanese version is available here.

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    Article Processing Charge (APC)

    Article Processing Charge (APC)

    PEPS levies an APC of £785/$1230/€1000 for each article accepted for publication.

    Some or all of the publication cost may be covered if the corresponding author is based in one of the countries classified by SpringerOpen as automatically receiving an APC waiver or discount.

    If the corresponding author's institution participates in the SpringerOpen membership program (more details available on the funding support services page), the author may request a waiver or discount.

    Support will be available from the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU).

    APC that the author will be charged depends on the manuscript type and on whether or not the corresponding author is a JpGU member.

    Corresponding author's condition APC, Article Processing Charge
    (excluding tax)
    If the author is based in one of the countries classified by SpringerOpen as automatically receiving an APC waiver or discount. € 0 (100% discount) or € 500 (50% discount) depending on the country
    If the author's institution participates in the SpringerOpen membership program Depending on the institution (Contact the author's institution for details)
    Article category APC, Article Processing Charge
    (excluding tax)
    Corresponding author is
    a JpGU member
    Corresponding author is
    not a JpGU member
    Invited (for all categories) € 0
    100 % discount
    € 0
    100 % discount
    Review € 200
    80 % discount
    € 200
    80 % discount
    Paper with full data attached € 500
    50 % discount
    € 500
    50 % discount
    Research Methodology € 500
    50 % discount
    € 1,000
    Standard fee

    Note that JpGU membership discount is limited to members who have fully paid their JpGU annual fee for both the year in which they submit their paper and also for the preceding year. New JpGU members are not eligible for this discount in their first year of membership. Members who have a JpGU ID registered as an AGU, EGU or AOGS member, and members who have a temporary JpGU ID to attend JpGU Meetings are also not eligible.

    Authors in the UK will be charged in pounds, authors in other EU countries will be charged in euros, and all other authors will be charged in US dollars. If the corresponding author is based in any country where tax is imposed on goods and services (e.g. VAT in EU countries or Consumption Tax in Japan) then this tax must be added to the APC at the rate applicable in that country.

    To choose an appropriate payment option

    After uploading manuscript files on our submission system, the corresponding author will be requested to choose one of the following three payment options

    • I accept responsibility for paying the £785/US$1,230/€1,000 processing charge on this article
    • I believe that I am covered by an institutional membership arrangement and wish to request institutional payment or discount (as applicable)
    • I believe I am eligible for a waiver or discount of the article-processing charge

    To receive an APC waiver or discount, the author needs to choose an appropriate payment option. Please check the following conditions starting from the top.

    Do you agree to pay the full APC without requesting any waiver or discount?

    Yes

    1000€

    Option 1

    No

    Waiver or discount granted by institutions other than JpGU

    Are you based in one of the countries that receives a waiver or discount?

    Yes

    Option 3

    No

    Do you wish to request a waiver or discount using your institutional membership arrangement?

    Yes

    Contact your institution to get your institutional SpringerOpen membership account number (to use as a coupon code).

     

    Option 2-A

    No

     
    Waiver or discount granted by JpGU

    Are you submitting an invited paper?

    Yes

    Contact the PEPS Office to get a coupon code.

    0€

    Option 2-B

    No

    Are you submitting a Review paper?

    Yes

    Contact the PEPS Office to get a coupon code.

    200€

    Option 2-B

    No

    Are you submitting a Paper with full data attached?

    No

    Are you a JpGU member and do you wish to use a JpGU membership discount?

    Yes

    Yes

    Contact the PEPS Office to get a coupon code.

    500€

    Option 2-B

    No

    1000€

     

    The cash amount shown on this pale blue background is the APC that the corresponding author will be charged.

    Authors in the UK will be charged in pounds, authors in other EU countries will be charged in euros, and all other authors will be charged in US dollars. If the corresponding author is based in any country where tax is imposed on goods and services (e.g. VAT in EU countries or Consumption Tax in Japan) then this tax must be added to the APC at the rate applicable in that country.

    Option

    For details on each option, please see [Step 3], [3. Submitting a New Manuscript] in Editorial Manager Guide for submission to PEPS.

    Note that any change or correction will not be allowed once you agree to the option you chose.

    Option1

    To apply for a waiver or discount from JpGU

    You need to satisfy both of the two requirements below to receive any waiver or discount from JpGU.

    1. Indicate your request for a waiver or discount in your cover letter.

    You need to use an appropriate cover letter, which you may download from the Templates.

    2. Enter an appropriate coupon code

    During your submission process, you need to enter your coupon code (i. e. SpringerOpen membership account number) on your APC agreement page.

    Please be sure to contact the PEPS office at <peps_edit@jpgu.org> to receive your coupon code before agreeing your APC information.

    Note that any change or correction will not be allowed once you agree to the option you chose.

    For details on how to register the APC information, please see [Step 3], [3. Submitting a New Manuscript] in Editorial Manager Guide for submission to PEPS.

    Templates

    Manuscript Templates

    Please click one of the links below to download a PEPS template.

    When submitting your paper, please upload "pepsart.cls" file together with .tex and .bbl files as "Manuscript item".

    Cover Letter Templates

    Preparing Figures and Tables

    When preparing figures and tables, please follow the formatting instructions for the article you are going to submit.

    Guidelines for Writing Formulae

    Please follow the guidelines in the link above for formatting mathematical equations.

    Geologic Time Scales

    References to units of the geologic time scales should follow the latest version of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart presented by the International Commission on Stratigraphy.

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