Geophysics Print Advertising


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2015 Media Guide


Geophysics, published by SEG since 1936, is an archival journal encompassing all aspects of research, exploration, and education in applied geophysics. Geophysics, a bimonthly publication, provides theoretical and mathematical tools needed to reproduce depicted work, encouraging further development and research.

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2015 Editorial Calendar

Some issues of Geophysics feature a section of solicited papers on a particular subject of current interest.


Special Section Theme

Space Reservation Deadline

Ad Material Deadline

January – February




March – April




May – June




July – August




September – October




November – December

  • Taking signal and noise to new dimensions
  • Microseismic Monitoring



Dates subject to change. Publisher reserves right to reject ad cancellation requests after closing date. Advertisers assume full responsibility for ad quality on all materials received after normal closing date.

2015 Advertising Space Rates

(Note: Prices listed are gross USD and subject to a 15% advertising agency commission allowance)

Black & White





Full Page Spread





Full Page





Half Page





1/3 Page





Quarter Page





1/8 Page





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2015 Advertising Color Rates
Single Process Colors

Black & White Rate + $395 Per Color

Standard, Matched, Custom or Metallic Colors

Black & White Rate + $500 Per Color

Full Color

Black & White Rate + $999 Per Page

Full Color Spread

Black & White Rate + $1,840 Per Page

2015 Advertising Special Position Rates
Second Cover (Inside Front) with a 12x commitment


Third Cover (Inside Back) with a 12x commitment


Fourth Cover (Back) with a 12x commitment


First Ad Page


First Spread


Consecutive or Alternating Pages


Advertisers occupying special positions will be provided first right of refusal. Other advertisers will be placed on a waiting list for specific special positions upon request.

Insert, Bellyband, and Other Special Advertising Opportunities

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SEG Print Advertising Policy

Frequency Discounts: The earned frequency rate is based upon the total number of insertions within a 12-month period in any SEG publication. A spread counts as two insertions. Space purchased by a parent company and its divisions or subsidiaries is combined to determine the earned frequency rate.

Terms: Net 30 days from publication date of distribution. 15% agency commission allowance provided to recognized advertising agencies on space, color, and position charges unless otherwise noted. Tip-in charges, artwork, printing, or other miscellaneous charges are not commissionable. Agency commissions on invoices unpaid 60 days after invoicing date will be revoked. Publisher reserves the right to hold the advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly and severable liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher. Insertion requests from accounts over 90 days old are subject to refusal,and accounts over 120 days old are subject to cancellation procedures. All pricing,specifications, and dates are subject to change at the publisher's discretion. Publisher reserves the right to reject ad cancellation requests after the ad closing date.

Short Rates and Rebates: Advertisers will be short-rated (invoiced the difference between the discounted amount contracted and the discounted amount earned) if, within a 12-month period from the date of their first insertion, they place fewer than the amount of ads contracted. Orders may be cancelled without incurring a short rate adjustment provided the discount rate has been earned up to the date of cancellation. Advertising invoices will automatically reflect earned frequency rates as those levels are reached (no contract). In this case, rebates will not be granted for previous ad insertions placed before such frequency levels were reached.

Copy Policy: All advertising is subject to publisher approval. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising that does not conform to publication standards. Advertising which simulates editorial content will not be accepted. Advertisers and their agencies assume liability for all content of advertisements printed (including text, representations, illustrations, or any sketch, map, label,trademark or other copyrighted material).

Submitting Materials

SEG prefers ad material be supplied as press-quality PDFs but also accepts ads built as EPS, TIF, or JPG files. All supplied material should be in 300 DPI CMYK format.

Upload ads to our FTP site at or email ads to


Questions regarding ad sales and ad material submission should be direct to Geophysics ad sales representative Amy Haggard at or 918-497-5524.