Thread: New community journal Seismica open for submissions

Started: 2022-07-05 14:08:19
Last activity: 2022-07-05 14:08:19
Hannah Mark
2022-07-05 14:08:19
Dear colleagues,

We are excited to announce the launch of Seismica, a new Diamond Open Access Journal
in Seismology and Earthquake Science. Seismica is an independent
journal, designed and built by a global team of researchers with the aim
of making research in science and engineering freely available, with no
publication or subscription fees.

Seismica publishes articles,
opinion articles, and a set of peer-reviewed reports including fast
reports, null results/failed experiments, software reports, and
instrument deployment/field campaign reports.  We accept papers within
the very broad scope of fault slip and earthquake source phenomena,
earthquake records, imaging the Earth, theoretical and computational
seismology, beyond Earth-tectonic applications, techniques and
instrumentation, earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, and
community engagement, communication, and outreach.

Seismica is led by aninternational team over 40
people spanning these disciplines, including experts in open science and
data, equity, diversity and inclusion, outreach and communication, and
digital media.  These volunteers cover the traditional editorial roles
like in any other journal as well as the journal’s full-time management
and operation (tech support, copy editing, branding and
communications).  As a community-run journal, we are designed to respond
to community needs, and will continue to build our author, reviewer, and
editor development programme over the coming months.

Seismica is hosted by the McGill University Library runs on the Open Journal Systems
platform, an open-source journal hosting system offered free by the
Public Knowledge Project McGill is supporting the
assignment of digital object identifiers (DOIs) to each article upon
acceptance, so Seismica’s articles are fully citable.

For more information, please visit our website at, sign up
to join the reviewer database (, or join our mailing list for
announcements (Seismica Mailchimp Link
You can alsofollow us on social media (@weareseismica).

Seismica Management Committee: Executive Editors:  Christie Rowe,
Community (McGill University), Kate Rychert, EDI (Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution), Sam Teplitzky, Open Science (University of
California Berkeley), Carmine Galasso, Operations (University College
London) and Gareth Funning, Production (University of California Riverside)

Team Chairs: Tran Huynh, Media & Branding (Southern California
Earthquake Center), Kiran Kumar Thingbaijam, Fast Reports (GNS Science),
Hannah Mark, Standards & Copy-Editing (Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution), Théa Ragon, Standards & Copy-Editing (Caltech), Martijn
van den Ende, Tech (Université Côte d’Azur), Thomas Lecocq, Tech (Royal
Observatory of Belgium), Greg Beroza, Editorial Mentoring (Stanford

Hannah Mark | she/her
Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI

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