Preprint Policy

BSSA and SRL will consider for publication research posted on not-for-profit preprint servers so long as the author retains copyright in their work when posting to a preprint server. Submissions that have been assigned a Creative Commons license or the copyright has been transferred to a 3rd party will not be considered for publication. SSA requires transfer of copyright to all articles published in the journals. During the submission process, authors will be asked if the submission, or any significant portions thereof, are posted to a preprint server and will ask authors to confirm the copyright status of the work. Following publication in BSSA or SRL, authors are requested to update any preprint versions with a link to the final published article.