The Seismic Record Publication Fees

The Seismic Record is an open access journal, which is distributed freely online to readers. Authors pay a publication fee or article processing charge (APC).

Article Publication Charge

  • The Seismic Record is a gold open access journal, which is distributed freely online to readers. Authors are responsible for paying a publication fee or article processing charge (APC). If you received a grant to fund your research, the cost of the APC may be included in that grant. The APC for The Seismic Record is $3,500, reflecting SSA’s quality editorial and technical processes, market conditions, competitive landscape, and other costs associated with the Society. However, to support the journal and offer researchers an early opportunity to publish in The Seismic Record, the following discounts have been set:
    • For 2022 article submissions, a 50% discount on the APC will automatically apply. All authors submitting to The Seismic Record in 2022 will be charged $1,750 per article.
    • SSA members who are the corresponding author may also receive an additional 10% discount.
    • If supplemental online material is allowed by the Editor-in-Chief, then there is a $120 charge, as with BSSA and SRL.

Discounts and Waivers

    • Automatic waivers: The Seismic Record offers waivers to corresponding authors who live in low-income and middle-income countries, as defined by Research4Life.
      • Corresponding authors residing in Group A receive a complete waiver (100%).
      • Corresponding authors residing in Group B receive an additional 15% percent discount to the automatic 50% discount for 2022.  (This discount cannot be combined with the SSA member discount.)
    • The editorial team for The Seismic Record is not involved in the automatic APC discounts available to authors.  All questions should be directed to

APC Refunds

  • Authors will not be eligible for an APC refund if their article is retracted or removed. SSA has already provided full editorial and publishing services to these published articles, the APC covers this investment and a retraction or removal does not detract from this.

Questions about Billing

Copyright Licenses & Compliancy

    • Authors who publish their research in The Seismic Record retain all copyright to their work. Authors will be required to grant SSA a license to publish the article and be identified as the original publisher. The Seismic Record publishes articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License which permits use, redistribution, and reproduction in any format provided the original work is properly cited.
    • Articles published in The Seismic Record are freely available to read, download, and share via the GeoScienceWorld platform.
    • The Seismic Record  strives to be fully compliant with funding body and institutional mandates that may require you to publish your research in a fully open access journal. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns.