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The journals of the nonprofit Seismological Society of America (SSA) are the definitive sources of information for earthquake science.

The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) and Seismological Research Letters (SRL) give your researchers current, relevant information on seismic tools, technology, basic research and events authored by leaders in the field.

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The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) is the premier journal of advanced research in earthquake seismology and related disciplines. BSSA publishes original papers advancing our understanding of seismology and seismic hazard analyses, as well as review articles summarizing important research topics. BSSA’s format allows papers to fully explore research topics in detail.

With input from the community, BSSA publishes special issues on major recent and historical earthquakes, as well as other critical topics. It first appeared in 1911 and was issued on a quarterly basis until 1963. Since 1963, BSSA has appeared bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, December). Subscriptions are sold only by the annual volume (January to December).

Print ISSN: 0037-1106  Online ISSN: 1943-3573
2020 Journal Impact Factor: 2.910

Volume 112 – 2022 Subscription Rates

Includes online access during the subscription period to the entire BSSA electronic edition (1911 to present)

Seismological Research Letters (SRL) is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish informative articles for a broad scientific audience, highlighting recent seismic events and contemporary topics (e.g., induced seismicity, large-N deployments, nuclear tests). SRL also features topics relevant to the seismology of central and eastern North America and intraplate tectonics. Periodic “Focus Sections” present a collection of papers on topics of special and timely interest to the community.

Papers published by BSSA and SRL may cover similar topics, such as ground motion, sources or Earth structure. They differ in their treatment of the topics and in their target audiences. SRL papers are intended to reach a broad geoscience audience and to bridge the gap between subspecialties to support the sharing of earthquake science. SRL publishes timely articles that are generally more observational than theoretical in nature, and seeks to publish articles that represent a service to the SSA community.

Print ISSN: 0895-0695  Online ISSN: 1938-2057
2020 Journal Impact Factor: 3.754

Volume 93 – 2022 Subscription Rates

Includes online access during the subscription period to the entire SRL electronic edition (1929 to present)

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Please contact to subscribe to BSSA and SRL. Subscribers that order BSSA and SRL together are eligible for a $25 discount. We can provide you with a proforma invoice and payment instructions to help you start your subscription right away.

If you would like to subscribe to BSSA and SRL for the remainder of 2021, please see subscription rates here, and contact to purchase a subscription.

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All prices above are per-site. Standard shipping is included. Subscribers that order BSSA and SRL together are eligible for a $25 discount.

FTE includes all students of your institution, regardless of area of study, and faculty. If your institution is not an academic institution, FTE is calculated by the number of employees at the facility.

Prepayment is required. All prices are net to the Society. Please do not send cash. Checks must be drawn on US banks in US dollars. All checks should be made payable to the Seismological Society of America.

To pay by check, please write the subscription type (BSSA and/or SRL, and institution size) in the check memo and mail it to: 

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Albany, CA 94706-1375 USA 

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The claim period lasts 120 days following the original shipping date of the issue. Claims will be accepted only 2 times per journal issue. If a claim is submitted for an issue after the claim period has closed, or the number of claims exceeds the 2-claim per journal issue limit, the claim will not be accepted.

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