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The Seismic Record

The Seismic Record (TSR) is an open-access, online-only journal publishing short form papers covering the entire spectrum of seismological science. The journal provides an outlet to cover recent events and current topics of strong significance, warranting rapid peer review and publication within 60 days of submission. Papers must be no more than 3500 words and include no more than 30 references.

All articles must include a data availability statement with links to publicly archived datasets generated during or analyzed as part of the research. Supplemental material may be accepted at the discretion of the Editor. Authors will retain copyright, and articles will publish under a CC-BY license.

TSR is owned and published by the Seismological Society of America.

Established in 2021
Editor-in-Chief: Keith Koper
Online ISSN: 2694-4006
Open Access
Frequency: Four issues/year
Continuous article publication

TSR is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals and by Scopus.

Our Publishing Policies

Copyright, access, permissions and embargoes for our journals.

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Our Publishing Program

The SSA journals program is key to the Society’s core purpose of advancing seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society. Our publications help us advance scientific integrity, encourage scientific collaboration, and foster the professional development of scientists and engineers.

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Give your institution’s researchers current, relevant information on seismic tools, technology and research authored by leaders in the field.

Key Contacts for SSA Journals

Contacting Our Journals

To get in touch with the leads at our journals, please use the email addresses in this section.

Becky Ham

Press Relations

Matt Jozwiak

Publishing Director

BSSA Editorial Office

BSSA Editors

TSR Editorial Office

TSR Editors

SRL Editorial Office

SRL Editors


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