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Earth, Isotopes and Organics

Edited by:
Yoshinori Takano, PhD, JAMSTEC, Japan
Yoshito Chikaraishi, PhD, Hokkaido University, Japan

Thomas Blattmann, PhD, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Mark Lever, PhD, University of Texas, USA
Kensei Kobayashi, PhD, Yokohama National University, Japan
Yusuke Okazaki, PhD, Kyushu University, Japan


Submission Start: March 1 2024 |   Submission Deadline: August 31 2024

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science is calling for submissions to our Collection on the latest scientific findings in the issues of “Earth, Isotopes and Organics”.

Image credits: Yoshinori Takano, JAMSTEC & NASA

About the Collection

This special issue highlights the latest scientific findings in the issues and key words of “Earth, Isotopes and Organics.” The Earth harbors the diverse elements that make up organic molecules with Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H), Nitrogen (N), Oxygen (O), Sulfur (S), and Phosphorus (P). Major inorganic elements represented by magnesium (Mg) and iron (Fe) also have important roles for biosphere. Those diverse elements have also stable and radioactive isotopes in their natural compositions. Standardization through international standard references is underway to develop highly accurate and precise analytical methodology. These highly precise isotope measurements are robust chemical tools in deciphering the interaction between biotic and abiotic factors. Therefore, this special issue can be defined as the understanding of the life science and chemistry on the Earth (e.g., biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere) through the representation of essential elements associated with inorganic and organic molecules in nature. In this special issues, further perspectives for state-of-the-art developments in compound-specific isotope analysis will be overviewed for next decadal progresses.

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Article, Methodology, Review, Paper with Full Data Attached, and Comment. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Editorial Manager. Please, select the appropriate Collection title “Earth, Isotopes and Organics" under the “Details” tab during the submission stage.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.