SEG provides authors a variety of open-access publishing options, including some "green" and "gold" open-access options.
SEG provides the world's premier vehicles for knowledge exchange in applied geophysics. The Society's publishing program is one such vehicle. To help attract the best scholarship and disseminate it to the widest possible audience through journals, meetings papers, and books, SEG provides authors a variety of open-access publishing options. These include some "green" open-access options that long have been features of the traditional subscription-based business model that has sustained the Society's publishing program.
Authors of papers accepted for publication in an SEG journal may elect to have their papers made freely accessible indefinitely in SEG's online archives by paying an open-access fee and all mandatory charges. The open-access fee for papers originally submitted prior to 1 February 2020 is US$2,500. Papers originally submitted on or after 1 February 2020 must pay US$3,500 plus all mandatory charges for open-access publication. If an author paid US$1,000 for open-access publication of an SEG Expanded Abstract, the open-access fee for the expansion of that paper published in an SEG journal would be reduced by US$1,000 and charged US$2,500 plus all mandatory charges.
Here are features of open-access options available to authors, or in cases of works made for hire, their employers:
The policies herein described apply not only to material published by SEG alone but also to Interpretation, which SEG copublishes with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Questions about the applicability of these policies to other work SEG publishes with other organizations should be directed to the SEG publications director.
SEG shall annually examine whether gold open access adoption rates merit moderation or reduction in institutional subscription fees and adjust rates accordingly.
Last updated by the Publications Committee and the SEG Board of Directors in April 2020.
SEG Procedures Manual: Chapter IV. Section 6.A.9