Earthquake Spectra is the professional peer-reviewed journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), published by SAGE.  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. The journal is published quarterly in both printed and online editions in February, May, August, and November, with additional special edition issues.

EERI established Earthquake Spectra with the purpose of improving the practice of earthquake hazards mitigation, preparedness, and recovery — serving the informational needs of the diverse professionals engaged in earthquake risk reduction: civil, geotechnical, mechanical, and structural engineers; geologists, seismologists, and other earth scientists; architects and city planners; public officials; social scientists; and researchers.

Access for EERI members

Access for institutions

We provide libraries, universities, and public agencies with an online subscription to Earthquake Spectra. To inquire about the subscription, please contact your regional SAGE office.

How to submit a paper

Submit a paper on our online manuscript submission, after reviewing the submission guidelines.

Partnership with SAGE

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with SAGE Publishing beginning in January 2020. SAGE will publish the first issue of Earthquake Spectra in February 2020 (Issue 1, Volume 36). Please click here for a comprehensive FAQ covering the transition.