Preprint Policy

SSA will consider for publication research posted on not-for-profit preprint servers so long as the author retains copyright in their work and have not assigned a Creative Commons license 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.

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, SRL or TSR authors are requested to update any preprint versions with a link to the final published article.