Seismic Instruments

ISSN: 0747-9239 (Print) 1934-7871 (Online)


Seismic Instruments examines a wide diversity of geophysical instruments: seismometers, computerized digital seismic stations, ocean bottom and borehole seismic stations, automation of geophysical monitoring, strainmeters and tiltmeters, gravimeters, magnetometers, digital resistivity variometers and more. It encompasses all aspects of metrology, calibration and performance analysis of these instruments and different seismometric channels, signal detection and noise suppression. The journal provides a base for interaction among engineers and scientists working in geosciences, to facilitate exchange of information across the disciplines and among universities, research laboratories and industrial companies.

Founded in 1961, Seismic Instruments is a journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Seismic Instruments is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 36 reviewers, both internal and external (43%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 63 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 35 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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