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The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (ISSN 0037-1106) is the premier journal of advanced research in earthquake seismology and related disciplines. It first appeared in 1911 and was issued on a quarterly basis until 1963. Since 1963, it has appeared bimonthly (in February, April, June, August, October, and December). Each issue is composed of scientific papers on the various aspects of seismology, including investigation of specific earthquakes, theoretical and observational studies of seismic waves, inverse methods for determining the structure of the Earth or the dynamics of the earthquake source, seismometry, earthquake hazard and risk estimation, seismotectonics, and earthquake engineering. In addition to full-length papers, each issue contains a section of "Short Notes" for comments on previously published items or for brief, topical contributions.

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Beginning with the first issue of volume 100 (February 2010), the online edition of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) at and became the definitive edition of the Bulletin and the journal of record. Starting with volume 100, issue 3, authors were offered the option to save on color printing charges by publishing color figures online with grayscale versions in print. This means that some figures in the print edition are degraded compared to the online edition.  These figures are identified by captions that end with the sentence, “The color version of this figure is available only in the electronic edition.” Information for authors on these options can be found on the Art Guidelines and Publication Charges pages of the SSA website.

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