Open Access Policy

The Seismological Society of America (SSA) offers a green open access option for articles published in BSSA and SRL. Authors may post a copy of the final, accepted (post peer review) version of their manuscript in an institutional repository or to their personal website 12 months following online publication. It is recommended that the full citation and link to the openly accessible abstract of the final published article on the BSSA ( and SRL ( be included. Posting of the final, published PDF of the article in a repository or website is not permitted by SSA. If an embargo shorter than 12 months is required by governmental or funding bodies, please contact the journal to request an exemption.