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Permission to Reproduce Material from SSA Publications

Permissions policy

The Seismological Society of America (SSA) no longer requires that permission be obtained from SSA or the author(s) to reprint tables, figures, or short extracts of papers published in SSA journals, provided that the source be appropriately and accurately cited. However, the author's permission must be obtained for modifying the material in any way beyond simple redrawing.

Permission is granted to authors to mount their own papers on their personal web site, with the proviso that the journal be properly cited.  If any changes are made to update the paper on the web, authors must indicate that it is a modified version of the paper that appeared in BSSA or SRL.  Authors are asked to establish a link to the SSA web site.

An institutional archive may not post the entire version of a paper on an archive that has general access.  However, it is allowed to post the abstract and the DOI of the paper, and links to the electronic  edition where full papers are available to subscribers or by a modest charge for pay-per-view.

SSA does require that the article be published by SSA before any material may be reprinted therefrom.

Credit citation

SSA recommends that the credit line read "authors, article title, journal title, volume number, page number(s), year, (c) Seismological Society of America."


Authorization to photocopy items for internal or personal use, or for the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by SSA provided that the appropriate fee of $3 per copy of each article (or part thereof) is paid directly to Copyright Clearance Center, ISSN 0895-0695, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, USA; telephone +1-978-750-8400. Prior to photocopying items for educational classroom use, please contact Copyright Clearance Center at the above address. Consent for reproduction as described above does not extend to other types of copying, such as copying for general distribution, for advertising or promotional purposes, for creating new collective works, or for resale.

Last Modified: 2014 May 12