SRL Call for Papers

Focus Section on the February 2023 SE Türkiye Earthquakes

On 6 February 2023 a magnitude Mw 7.8 and Mw 7.5 earthquake doublet occurred on the East Anatolian Fault Zone (EAFZ) resulting in massive destruction and loss of life in southeast-central Türkiye and northern Syria. As the vigorous earthquake sequence unfolded it became apparent that this was not a straightforward mainshock-aftershock sequence but involved activity on multiple fault segments. Seismological Research Letters is preparing a Focus Section dedicated to this earthquake sequence. This Focus Section aims to present the latest findings on the earthquake sequence covering multiple aspects of the earthquakes including seismological, geodetic, geological and engineering perspectives.

We invite submissions of original research articles on topics including but not limited to:

  • Seismological observations and analysis of the earthquake sequence, including waveform modeling, source mechanism, and ground motion characteristics and ground motion modeling (GMM).
  • Geodetic observations and analysis of the earthquake sequence, including InSAR and GPS data.
  • Geological observations and analysis of the earthquake sequence, including field mapping, geomorphological changes, interaction of faults, and fault zone analysis.
  • Engineering perspectives on the earthquake sequence, including performance of buildings, lifelines, and other infrastructure during the earthquake.
  • The impact of the earthquake on local communities, including losses, casualties, and recovery efforts
  • The integration of data from different sources and the development of multi-disciplinary models for the earthquake sequence.

Submissions to the Focus Section should be original, high-quality research articles that have not been previously published. Manuscripts should be submitted through the Seismological Research Letters Editorial Manager system (

Submission Deadline: Papers will be reviewed as they are received and published online as soon as they are ready and prior to the print issue. Early submission is encouraged. While published online soon after acceptance, the articles accepted to this Focus Section on February 2023 SE Türkiye Earthquakes will be collectively published in print in the March 2024 issue. To be included in the March 2024 print version of the focus section, all papers must be received no later than 15 August 2023.

Guest Editors:

Erol Kalkan, QuakeLogic, USA (

Aysegul Askan, Middle East Technical University, Türkiye (

Marco Bohnhoff, GFZ-Potsdam, Germany (

Semih Ergintav, Kandili Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Türkiye (

Ali Özgün Konca, Kandili Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Türkiye (

Tuncay Taymaz, Istanbul Technical University, Türkiye (

Kemal Önder Çetin, Middle East Technical University, Türkiye (

Yeşim Çubuk Sabuncu, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Iceland (

Zeynep Gulerce, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria (


In preparing manuscripts, authors must follow the SRL author guidelines at Papers must be submitted via the SRL online submission system ( under the category “February 2023 SE Türkiye Earthquakes.” Information on page charges and the SSA waiver policy may be found at

Please address questions about scientific issues to the guest editors or SRL Editor-in-Chief Allison Bent at  Submission-related questions should be addressed to the SRL Editorial Office at


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Research papers on early results are welcome at SSA’s short-form, open access journal The Seismic Record. In preparing manuscripts for TSR, authors must follow the TSR submission guidelines at Papers should be submitted via the TSR online submission system ( More information on publication fees, including the discounts and waivers policy, can be found at