Institutional Subscribers

Institutional subscribers are libraries, companies, or other institutions that subscribe to the SSA journals: The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) or Seismological Research Letters (SRL). The electronic editions of BSSA and SRL are available to our institutional subscribers by IP address.

BSSA and SRL Subscriptions

View subscription terms and rates for BSSA and SRL.

BSSA Online Activation Instructions

If you are a current BSSA institutional subscriber (paid through the current calendar year), then you have access to the online BSSA journal. The account is available, but each subscriber must activate their own online subscription.

Instructions are as follows:

  1. Enter http://www.bssaonline.org to get to the BSSA Online home page.
  2. Click on the SUBSCRIPTIONS link in the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. Click on “ACTIVATE your institutional subscription”.
  4. Enter your customer number. This is a 5-digit number assigned by SSA. It appears on your BSSA mailing label. If you don’t have the label and need to know the customer number, contact subscriptions@seismosoc.org.
  5. Follow the additional instructions provided on the activation site. You will need to complete the online form, select an Administrator Username and password, and register the IP addresses for your facility. IP addresses may be added or updated at anytime after your subscription has been activated.

If you have problems within the BSSAonline.org site, please click on “Help” from the orange menu bars at the top and bottom. Then find the place (just above the list of browsers) that links you to the feedback form. Fill out the form describing what you are trying to do and what has occurred including any error messages. Submit the form and someone will get back to you to help you resolve your problem.

BSSA IP Address Update Instructions

Subscribers may add or delete IP addresses at any time. Such updates are the responsibility of the subscriber's administrator. Instructions for making these updates are as follows:

  1. Go to http://www.bssaonline.org
  2. Click on “Subscriptions” from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on “Manage” (5th item in list of subjects)
  4. Click on “How to View or Change your subscription information"
  5. You will need to sign in using the administrator id and password that you set up for yourself. If you cannot remember them, you will need to go back to the “Managing Your Subscription” page and select “What to do if you forget the administrator user name and/or password."
  6. Once you sign in, click on “View/Change IP Addresses."
  7. In section 2 of the resulting page, enter or correct the IP addresses and click on “Save."

If you have problems within the BSSAonline.org site, please click on “Help” from the orange menu bars at the top and bottom. Then find the place (just above the list of browsers) that links you to the feedback form. Fill out the form describing what you are trying to do and what has occurred including any error messages. Submit the form and someone will get back to you to help you resolve your problem.

SRL Online Activation and IP Address Update Instructions

Access to SRL Online is available via GeoScienceWorld.org. Please note that while this website contains other Journals’ content, you will have access only to Seismological Research Letters.

New subscribers must activate their account and add IP addresses. All subscribers may update information (including IP addresses) at any time. Such updates are the responsibility of the subscriber's administrator. Instructions for making these updates are as follows:

Activate New Subscription

  1. Gather your institutions IP addresses
  2. Go to http://www.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/changeuserinfo.
  3. Enter your customer number.  This is a 5-digit number assigned by SSA. If you get print journals, your id number appears on your SRL mailing label. If you don’t have the label and need to know the customer number, contact subscriptions@seismosoc.org. 
  4. Review the information and update if required.  
  5. Set a username and password and click “Send Form.”
  6. Click on “Register my institution’s IP addresses.”
  7. Enter the IP addresses and click “Save.”
  8. Sign out.
  9. Go to http://www.srl.geoscienceworld.org to access SRL content.

IP Address Update Instructions

Subscribers may add or delete IP addresses at any time. Such updates are the responsibility of the subscriber's administrator. Instructions for making these updates are as follows:

  1. Go to http://www.geoscienceworld.org/site/subscriptions/
  2. Click on “How to view or change your Subscription Information
  3. Sign in using the administrator ID and password.  These were established when you activated your account.
  4. Click on View/Change IP Addresses
  5. Enter or correct the IP addresses and click on “Save”.
  6. If you want to change other contact information, click on “View/Change User Info” from brown bar at top of screen.
  7. Make the changes you want and click “Send Update.”
  8. Sign out.

Help is Available

If you have problems updating your contact information or IP Addresses, please email gswinfo@geoscienceworld.org, see help at http://www.geoscienceworld.org/help/ or complete the contact form at http://www.geoscienceworld.org/feedback