The Seismic Record Now Included in Elsevier’s Scopus

8 January 2024–The Seismological Society of America’s journal The Seismic Record (TSR) has been accepted in Scopus®, Elsevier’s comprehensive and multidisciplinary abstract and citation database.

Scopus® includes more than 1.8 billion references dating back to 1970, including journals, trade journals, conference proceedings and books. The Scopus® Content Selection & Advisory Board selects new journals to add to the database from thousands of new titles submitted each year. Only 33% of those titles meet the technical criteria needed for inclusion, and only 50% of those titles are accepted into the database.

Inclusion will have a significant impact on TSR’s visibility and provide the journal with access to the database’s advanced citation metrics, said SSA Publications Director Matt Jozwiak.

In their review of TSR, the Scopus® Content Selection Advisory Board said the journal “consistently includes articles that are academically sound and relevant to an international academic or professional audience in the field” and “has clear aims and scope/journal policies that are consistent with the journal’s content.”

Launched in 2021, The Seismic Record is an open-access, online-only journal publishing short form papers covering the entire spectrum of seismological and earthquake science. The journal provides an outlet to cover recent events and current topics of strong significance, warranting rapid peer review and publication within 60 days of submission. Papers must be no more than 3500 words and include no more than 30 references.

The SSA journals program is key to the Society’s core purpose of advancing seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society. The publications help SSA advance scientific integrity, encourage scientific collaboration and foster the professional development of scientists and engineers.

For more information about the journal, please visit The Seismic Record.