Associate Editors:

Executive Director:

  • Maryam Khaledi, IIEES
  • Mohammad Eslami, IIEES

Editorial Board Committee

  • Baziar, M.H., Professor, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  • Ghaemaghamian, M.R., Associate Professor, IIEES, Iran
  • Hamzehloo, H., Associate Professor, IIEES, Iran
  • Hosseini, M., Associate Professor, IIEES, Iran
  • Izadkhah, Y.O., Assistant Professor, IIEES, Iran
  • Mahdavifar, M.R., Assistant Professor, IIEES, Iran
  • Mirhosseini, S.M., Associate Professor, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  • Shakib, H., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Soroush, A. Associate Professor, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  • Tasnimi, A.A., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University and IIEES, Iran
  • Yassaghi, A. Associate Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Zahrai, A. Associate Professor, University of Tehran, Iran
  • Zare, M., Associate Professor, IIEES, Iran
  • Ziyaeifar, M., Associate Professor, IIEES, Iran

Editorial Advisory Board:

  • Abbassi, M.R., IIEES, Iran
  • Aghakouchak, A.A., Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Ahmadi, G., Clarkson University, USA
  • Ahmadi, M.T., Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Alexander, D., Florence University, Italy
  • Ambraseys, N.N., Imperial College of Science and Tech., UK
  • Amini Hosseini, K., IIEES, Iran
  • Anvar, A., Shiraz University, Iran
  • Arya, A.S., University of Roorkee, India
  • Askari, F. IIEES, Iran
  • Bard, P.Y., LDG Interne Et Tectonophysique, France
  • Bayer, R., DST University, France
  • Baziar, M.H., University of Science and Tech., Iran
  • Bellier, O., Universite Paul Cezane, France
  • Bergman, E.A., University of Colorado, USA
  • Bertero, V., University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Bonin, J., University of Strasbourg, France
  • Bormann, P., GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany
  • Bouchon, M., Grenoble University, France
  • Chen, Y.T., Inst. of Geophy., China EQ. Adm. Bureau, China
  • Cotton, F., Lab. De Geophy. Interne Et Tectonophysique, France
  • Danesh, F., Khaje-Nasir Toosi University, Iran
  • Davis, I., Cranfield University, UK
  • Davoodi, M., IIEES, Iran
  • Engdahl, B., IASPEI, USA
  • Erdik, M., Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Eshghi, S., IIEES, Iran
  • Eslami, A.A., IIEES, Iran
  • Esteva, L., Instituto De Engenieria UNAM, Mexico
  • Fajfar, P., Univerza V Ljubljani, Slovenija
  • Fatemi Aghda, S.M., Tarbiat Moallem University, Iran
  • Gatmiri, B., University of Tehran, Iran
  • Ghahramani, A., Shiraz University, Iran
  • Ghayamghamian, M.R., IIEES, Iran
  • Gheitanchi, M.R., Inst. of Geophysics, Iran
  • Ghobarah, A., McMaster University, Canada
  • Ghoreishi, M., Geological Survey, Iran
  • Gupta, V.K., IIT, India
  • Hamzehloo, H., IIEES, Iran
  • Hatzfeld, D., Lab. De Geophy. Interne Et Tectonophysique, France
  • Hays, W.W., U.S. Geological Survey, USA
  • Haeri, M., Sharif University, Iran
  • Hessami Azar, Kh., IIEES, Iran
  • Hinderer, J., Strasbourg University, France
  • Hori, M., ERI, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Hosseini, M., IIEES, Iran
  • Hosseini, M., TDMMO, Iran
  • Jafari, M.K., IIEES, Iran
  • Jangid, R.S., Indian Inst. of Tech., India
  • Javan Dolloei, Gh., IIEES, Iran
  • Kameda, H., Kyoto University, Japan
  • Kayal, J.R., Geological Survey of India, India
  • Kijko, A., Geological Survey, South Africa
  • Komakpanah, A., Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Kusky, T., St. Louis Univ., USA
  • Liam Finn, W.D., The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Mahdavifar, M.R., IIEES, Iran
  • Maheri, M.R., Shiraz University, Iran
  • Mansouri, B., IIEES, Iran
  • Manzari, N.T., The George Washington Univ., USA
  • Meguro, K., The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Memarian, H., Tehran University, Iran
  • Mirhosseini, S.M., Amir Kabir University, Iran
  • Miyata, T., Kobe University, Japan
  • Moghaddam, H.A., Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Morikawa, H., Kobe University, Japan
  • Mostafazadeh, M., IIEES, Iran
  • Naeim, F., John A. Martin & Associates, Inc., USA
  • Nateghi-A., F., IIEES, Iran
  • Nigg, J.M., University of Delaware, USA
  • Panza, G.F., ICTP and University of Trieste, Italy
  • Pourkermani, M., Shahid Beheshti Univ., Iran
  • Rahimzadeh Rofooei, F., Sharif University, Iran
  • Romanelli, F., University of Trieste, Italy
  • Saatcioglu, M., University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Shafiee, A., IIEES, Iran
  • Shakib, H., Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Tanaka, Y., Kobe University, Japan
  • Tasnimi, A.A., IIEES and Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
  • Tehranizadeh, M., Amir Kabir University, Iran
  • Villaverde, R., University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Wu, Z., Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Zare, M., IIEES, Iran
  • Zhu, Ch., Secretary-General, Chinese Nat. Com. for IUGG, China
  • Ziyaeifar, M., IIEES, Iran


Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering is a quarterly journal that provides a forum for the publication of original papers in five general areas of Structural Earthquake Engineering, Seismology, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Seismotectonics, and Risk Management. The editor’s policy is to include at least one paper on each of the aforementioned topics as well as providing a balance between theoretic and design oriented contributions in each journal issue.


All contributions to be considered for publication should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief. Authors should make every effort to conform to the guidelines given below for the preparation of their manuscripts:
  1. Types of contributions are research papers, technical notes and discussions.
  2. Three copies should be provided in double spaced typing on pages of uniform size, with a wide margin on the left.
  3. Generally, the size of the manuscript should not exceed 7500 words for papers, 3500 words for technical notes and 1500 words for discussions.
  4. Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 150-200 words, reporting concisely on the purpose and results of the paper.
  5. The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data; if in certain instances, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses.
  6. Tables, references and legends to illustrations should be typed on separate sheets and placed at the end of the paper.
  7. Mathematical expressions and equations should be clearly printed. Particular care should be used in identifying unusual symbols or notations and to upper or lower case letters. Awkward mathematical notations and nonstandard symbols should be avoided.
  8. References to published work should be numbered sequentially in order of citation and given in the text by a numeral within brackets, with a reference list, in numerical order at the end of the paper. Some examples are given below:

5. Berberian, M. (1995). “Natural Hazard and the First Earthquake Catalogue of Iran. Vol. I.. Historical Hazards in Iran Prior to J 990 “. IIEES, Tehran, Iran

10. KaYllia, A.M. (1993). “Stochastic Response of Pile Foundations”, IIEES Report No. 72-93-2. International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Tehran, Iran.

Journal Articles
12. Miller, R.K., Masri, S.F., Dehghanyar, T.J., and Caughey, T.K. (1988). “Active Control of Large Civil Structures” ,J. Engr: Mech., ASCE, 114(3), 1542-1570.


For papers produced use a well-known word processor, preferably Word 2003 or please submit a CD with the final revised version of the manuscript. The file on CD should correspond exactly to the hard copy. If the CD and the paper copy differ, the paper copy will be treated as the accepted version. The preferred medium for CD submittal is in PC-Windows environment. Illustrations may be submitted in the required form, provided that the file format and the program used to produce them is clearly indicated and a hard copy is also supplied.


The original and two copies of each illustration, which may be of reduced size should be provided. Line drawings may be submitted in any medium provided that the image is black and very sharp. They should preferably require the same degree of reduction; large diagrams, more than four times the final size, are discouraged due to handling difficulties. Lettering should be large enough to be legible after reduction of the illustration to fit (ideally 7pt. lettering after reduction). Photographs should be submitted as contrasting black and white prints on glossy paper. The illustration can also be given in a diskette. Each illustration must be clearly numbered and the name (s) of the author (s) of the paper written on the reverse side.


The author (or the selected author where several are included) will receive a set of proofs for checking. No new material may be inserted in the text at the time of proof-reading unless accepted by the editors. All joint communications must indicate the name and full postal address of the author to whom proofs should be sent.