Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.
Peer review under the responsibility of Institute of Seismology, China Earthquake Administration
Open access funded by Institute of Seismology, China Earthquake Administration

User Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately free for everyone to read, download, copy, and distribute. Permitted third party reuse is defined by your choice of one of the following user licenses/the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):
Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

Open Access Publication Fee
As an open access journal with no subscription charges, a fee is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures the article will be immediately free to access by everyone. The journal is currently free to the authors and readers.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Institute of Seismology, China Earthquake Administration, but will have the right to reuse the article on the terms of their selected end user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights. For more information about copyright please find the details on

Publishing Schedule
This journal publishes bi-monthly.

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