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EERI Earthquake Spectra Call for Papers: Special Issue on the Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake

Earthquake Spectra will be publishing a special issue on the March 2011 Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake. Papers are invited on the earth science, engineering, and social and economic sciences aspects of the earthquake and its aftermath. All papers should be submitted online through the Earthquake Spectra manuscript submission web page: When the manuscript is uploaded, authors must select “Tohoku Earthquake” from the drop-down list for special issues.

The cover letter accompanying your manuscript should clearly indicate that the paper is being submitted for review and possible publication in this special issue. All papers to be reviewed must be received by April 1, 2012. We expect to have preliminary review decisions by July 1, 2012 and revised papers accepted for publication by October 31, 2012. The special volume should appear in print in March 2013, the second anniversary of the event. Papers without a clear link to the Tohoku earthquake or not complying with Earthquake Spectra’s instructions to authors will not be reviewed for this issue.

Questions regarding paper content should be directed to the guest editors for the special volume, Rich Eisner ( and James Mori ( Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to send abstracts of their articles by email to the guest editors prior to formal manuscript submission so that the suitability of the paper topic for the special issue can be evaluated. If you have questions about using the online manuscript submission system, please contact EQS’s Managing Editor Liz Hogan Stalnaker at