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GSA obtains copyright for all publications. Authors receive a Transfer of Copyright to GSA form to sign and return before GSA publishes the work. Limited permission statements appear on the title page of most GSA publications defining acceptable uses. Requests for copyright permissions not included in those statements should be addressed to Copyright Permissions, GSA, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140, fax 303-357-1070, .


Mandatory Page Charges

The science editors encourage authors to be concise; please note that GSA Bulletin does not usually publish papers that are longer than 20 published pages. At the discretion of the science editors, however, special circumstances may allow longer papers. For each page over ten, a charge of $125 per page will be assessed.

Color Figures

Please submit your figures in black and white unless you are willing to be responsible for the cost of publishing in color. The cost for color is $800 per page. If you are willing to support this cost, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter.

Color artwork must be provided in CMYK format. The four-color printing process uses inks in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black), so any figures you have in RGB (red, green and blue) mode must be converted to CMYK in preparation for printing. Since the conversion often affects the appearance of images, we prefer authors to do this before submitting their figures. This way, you can see how the colors will be affected and, if necessary, make adjustments to ensure that no important detail is lost.

Loose Inserts / Supplements

Loose inserts/supplements (maps, seismic reflections, cross sections, etc.) may be included. Sheets may be printed on one or both sides. Authors must provide both electronic file and hardcopy, sized to the exact publication size. Two sizes of inserts are available. Authors must pay all costs for inserts. These costs include press preparation, printing, folding, handling, and inserting. For questions on loose inserts, contact Jennifer Olivarez, .

GSA Bulletin
Small 11×17" (10×16" image size) Large 25×38" (24×37" image size)
B/W 1 sided $600 1 sided $1165
B/W 2 sided $700 2 sided $1450
4C 1 sided $850 1 sided $2350
4C 2 sided $1050 2 sided $3355

Voluntary Page Contributions

As is customary with nonprofit organizations that publish scholarly books and periodicals, GSA requests contributions from its authors and/or sponsoring institutions to help defray publication costs. The suggested amount is $125 per printed page. Acceptance or rejection of manuscripts is NOT contingent on payment of page contributions.