Call for Spectra Papers on New Zealand Earthquakes

Through a collaboration between EERI and the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE), Earthquake Spectra will be publishing a special issue on the 2010-11 Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquakes. Papers are invited on the engineering seismology, geotechnical, lifelines, structural engineering, and social and economic sciences aspects of the earthquakes and their effects.

Abstracts must be submitted in advance of the papers. Abstracts will be reviewed for quality and compatibility with the scope of the special issue. The guest editors may recommend the modification or combination of abstracts for the purpose of maintaining the specific focus and length requirements of the issue. Papers must cover material beyond those published elsewhere, including but not limited to the NZSEE Bulletin and SSA Special Issues on the Canterbury earthquakes. Papers on topics such as research using data from the earthquakes, code and guideline development based on observations from the earthquakes, and new emerging lessons for policy and regulation are strongly encouraged.

Abstracts of one page or less must be submitted by September 20, 2012, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject indicating Abstract Submission for Canterbury Earthquakes Special Issue. Authors will be notified of decisions by October 20, 2012. Invited papers must be submitted online through the Earthquake Spectra manuscript submission web page by February 15, 2013. The special volume should appear in print in February 2014, the third anniversary of the 22 February 2011 event.

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact guest editors with expressions of interest, opportunities for collaboration with other authors and questions regarding scope. The Special Issue Guest Editors are

Structural Engineering:            Ken Elwood (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)            Stefano Pampanin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Geotechnical/Lifelines Engineering:            MiskoCubrinovski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)            Craig Davis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)            Thomas O'Rourke (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Social/Economical Impacts: Mary Comerio (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)            David Johnston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

If you have questions about the online manuscript submission process, contact EQS Managing Editor Liz Hogan Stalnaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..