Earthquake Science

ISSN: 1674-4519 (Print) 1867-8777 (Online)


Earthquake Science is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It publishes results of scientific and technical research in seismology as well as papers in geophysics, tectonics and engineering that are related to earthquake studies. The journal also discusses differences of scientific points of view in seismology; present status and significant advances in seismology research; relevant comments and discussion; recent trends of science and technology in seismology, and more. The journal is intended for scientists and engineers, teachers and students engaged in seismology and geophysics in China and abroad.

The publication costs are covered by the Seismological Society of China so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

The journal operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

Earthquake Science became open access in 2015. All articles published by then are freely available online.

All articles published are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at

As authors of articles published in Earthquake Science you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement (

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