proceedings issue

The "Proceedings of the PAGES 1st YSM: Retrospective views on our planet's future" will be published in the open-access online journal IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES). EES is published by the Institute of Physics Publishing in the UK. All papers are peer-revived, fully citable and will be free to download upon publication.
The copyright stays with the authors.

Examples of previous EES proceedings volumes:
- From deep-sea to coastal zones: Methods and techniques for studying paleoenvironments (2008)
- WMO/GEO expert meeting on an international sand and dust storm warning system (2007)

guest editors

Caroline Cleroux, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA
Jennifer Fehrenbacher, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, USA
Steven Phipps, Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
Summer Rupper, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, USA
Branwen Williams, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, USA
Thorsten Kiefer (coordinating guest editor), PAGES International Project Office, Switzerland

publication process

1. Prepare your paper according to the guidelines listed below.
2. Email your formatted paper to the coordinating guest editor, Thorsten Kiefer.
The email should contain:
- The files listed in the guidelines below.
- Up to 5 suggestions for reviewers.
****Please do NOT send your papers directly to EES.****

Deadline for submission of manuscripts is 31 October 2009.

Your paper, if accepted, will be assigned to one of the young scientist guest editors, who will send your paper out for review, and contact you with changes and comments. Your responsible guest editor will send your paper in its final form to EES for publication.

paper guidelines

The total length of the (final formatted) papers should be approx. 4 pages. They can be slightly longer if needed but should not exceed 6 pages. A standard page using the journal's macro/templates for Word or LaTeX contains around 600 words or, depending on the size, anything from 1-4 figures or tables. Figures can be in color. Accordingly, a typical 4-page paper would be in the order of 1500-2000 words long and contain 2-3 figures or tables.

what you will need to provide

  • Word or PDF file of your paper: When preparing your papers, please follow the minimum basic requirements from the journal guidelines. Full details, as well as a checklist are available online, in particular:
    • Use either European A4 or US Letter sized paper with at least a 25-mm white space margin all around the page.
    • Ensure that the paper includes an abstract, even if short.
    • Do not add any page numbers, headers or footers to your paper, as these will be added during the publication process.
  • Any multimedia files you wish to publish online
    • EES encourages authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of published research articles. Multimedia guidelines are included with the Word and LaTeX2e templates. Send the files to your responsible guest editor.


If you have any scientific questions or questions about the publication process, please contact Thorsten Kiefer or your responsible guest editor.

If you have any technical questions about formatting or templates, please contact Jacky Mucklow, Production Editor, EES.

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