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Earthquake Spectra, the professional journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), is published quarterly in both printed and online editions in February, May, August, and November. The online edition is available free to EERI members who register for online access as part of their membership benefits. Institutional non-members may subscribe for $600; you may opt in to receive printed copies shipped via surface mail for the additional cost of $60 to domestic addresses and $100 to international addresses.   In addition, all past issues are available for purchase at You may download the 2018 price list. Subscription rate includes online access to all issues. For new subscribers, please fill out a Spectra Institutional Subscription Form and mail it to us along with payment as subscriptions must be prepaid. Payments received for new or renewal subscriptions for a current calendar year are not accepted after August 31st. The subscription would be entered for the following year if payment is received after August 31st. Click here to visit Spectra Online. If subscribers have any questions about registering or online access to the journal, please email EERI established Earthquake Spectra with the purpose of improving the practice of earthquake hazards mitigation, preparedness, and recovery. It is intended to serve the informational needs of the diverse professionals engaged in earthquake loss reduction: civil, geotechnical, mechanical, and structural engineers; geologists, seismologists, and other earth scientists; architects and city planners; public officials; social scientists; and researchers in all these disciplines. Earthquake Spectra serves as the publication of record for the development of earthquake engineering practice, earthquake codes and regulations, earthquake public policy, and earthquake investigation reports. Manuscripts published in Earthquake Spectra are peer reviewed. The manuscript submission and peer review process is handled electronically at, with authors, journal staff, the editorial board, and reviewers all participating. Periodically, EERI publishes special issues of Earthquake Spectra, either as theme issues or as reconnaissance reports on major earthquakes. All back issues can be viewed and searched from the EERI Knowledge Center and Online Store. Earthquake Spectra is indexed in the following sources:

  • Abstract Journal in Earthquake Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics Reviews
  • Bibliography and Index of Geology
  • BioEngineering Abstracts
  • Biotechnology & Bioengineering Abstracts
  • Engineering Index (CompendexPlus online)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts Database
  • Engineering Index Monthly
  • Geological Abstracts
  • Referativnyi Zhurnal
  • Science Citation Index
  • Web of Science
  • Current Contents
  • Engineering, Computing & Technology Research Alert of the Institute for Scientific Information

Scholars who need to properly format references or citations can download an Endnote library file with 949 papers published in Earthquake Spectra from Volume 1 Number 1 in 1984 through May 2006:

A PDF document listing of all 949 Earthquake Spectra articles through May 2006 by year and then alphabetically by author is also available: