Copyright Transfer Policy

Upon submission of a manuscript to BSSA or SRL, the corresponding author must complete a copyright transfer agreement form.

When transferring copyright to SSA, the authors affirm that the article has not been previously copyrighted and has not been and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by the journal. With assignment of copyright, the Seismological Society of America holds the exclusive right to publish and reproduce the article, or any part of the article, in print, electronic and all other media (whether now known or later developed) in any form, in all languages, throughout the world; and the right to license to others to do the same, effective when the article is accepted for publication. If an article incorporates text passages, figures, data or other material from the works of others, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain necessary permission and supply them to the journal.