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Word Manuscript Template for EPP

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Please use the .docx format if possible (all versions of Word after 2007). This document contains pre-set styles that apply to each manuscript element. These styles are listed below. Please keep these styles by pasting into your document, or applying these styles in your document using the style pane or organizer.

A article should include the following sections:




Key Points



Text (including Figure or Table Captions)

Headings (Main and secondary)

Appendix (sometimes)


More specific formatting instructions are provided in the actual template below.

Enter your title here

(A title should be specific, informative, and brief. Use abbreviations only if they are defined in the abstract. Titles that start with general terms then specific results are optimized in searches.)

Enter authors here: FirstName LastName1, FirstName LastName2*, and FirstName LastName3

(List authors by first name followed by last name and separated by commas. Use superscript numbers to link affiliations, and symbols * for author notes.  For Chinese authors, all the characters of the given name should be spelled out with the first letter in capital. For example, Qing Wang1, XiaoDong Song2,3*and JianYe Ren4.)

1Affiliation for author 1

2Affiliation for author 2

3Affiliation for author 3

(Affiliations should be preceded by superscript numbers corresponding to the author list. Each affiliation is a single line, which ended by semicolon expect the last line.)

Correspondence to: abbreviation of the full first name and followed by last name.

For example, X. D. Song,

 (Correspondence information should include name and email addresses of the corresponding author. More than one corresponding author is allowed in the submission and publication.) 

Key Points:

•  List up to three key points (at least one is required).

•  Key Points summarize the main points and conclusions of the article.

•  Each must be 140 characters or less with no special characters or acronyms.


The abstract should be a single-paragraph of less than 500 words. A good abstract sets the general question or topic that you are studying for the general audiencs, provides background on the specific question or problem, briefly describes key data or analyses, and describes the key results and uncertainties. Please avoid acronyms or if used, define them.


The journal uses a list of keywords. You may have up to six key words in your paper.

1 Introduction

The main text should start with an introduction. Except for short manuscripts (such as comments and replies), the text should be divided into sections, each with its own heading. Sections are numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). A maximum of four levels of heads may be used, with subsections numbered 1.1., 1.2.; 1.1.1., 1.2.1;, and so on. Headings should be sentence fragments.

2 Materials and Methods

3 Data,or a descriptive heading about data

4 Results, or a descriptive heading about the results

5 Conclusions

(All figures and tables should be cited in order. For initial submission, please embed figures, tables, and their captions within the main text near where they are cited.)

(The figure caption should begin with an overall descriptive statement of the figure followed by additional text. They should be immediately after each figure. Figure parts are indicated with lower-case letters (a, b, c…).)

(The table caption with a short description of your table. Format tables using the Word Table commands and structures. Do not create tables using spaces or tabs characters. Please place the table in the text near where they are cited rather than at the end of the file.)

(References should use a name-date format, not numbers. Enclose citations in brackets with authors as in: (Smith et al., 2009) or Smith et al(2009). Chinese authors are cited with abbreviation of the full given name: e.g., (Zheng TY et al., 2017) rather than (Zheng et al., 2017) and (Song XD and Richards, 1996) rather than (Song and Richards, 1996).


The text ends with an acknowledgment section and statement that includes:

  • Any real or perceived financial conflicts of interests for any author.
  • Other affiliations for any author that may be perceived as having a conflict of interest with respect to the results of this paper.
  • A statement that indicates to the reader where the data supporting the conclusions can be obtained (for example, in the references, tables, supplementary materials, and other databases).


All sources cited in text, tables, and figures must appear in the main reference list, and all entries in the reference list must be cited in main text. In addition, references that are cited in supplementary materials should also be included in the reference list of the main text.

All references must be available to readers at the time of publication; there should be no “unpublished” or “in press” references.

An example of references is as follows:

Wang, Q.,  Song, X. D.,  and  Ren, J. Y. (2017). Ambient noise surface wave tomography of marginal seas in east Asia. Earth Planet. Phys., 1, 13-25. doi:10.26464/epp2017003

Supplementary Materials

Long tables or other supplementary materials that are not essential should be placed after the main text. Supplementary materials can be cited, as Figure S1 or Table S1 for example. If supplementary materials is very long (e.g., over 10 pages) it will be published online, following the main text, but will not be published in print.

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