The Sedimentary Record

The Sedimentary Record is published quarterly in online and paper formats by SEPM. It contains peer-reviewed science articles on topics of broad and current interest to the membership of SEPM, as well as shorter, editor-reviewed articles addressing a variety of topics, including Society business and media reviews.

We welcome contributions from members of the Society for inclusion in the journal. We also welcome suggestions concerning how The Sedimentary Record should evolve to meet its goals of serving as:

Quarterly submission deadlines are Mar 1, June 1, Sept 1,and Dec 1 for publication 3 months later in the following issue (June 1, Sept1, Dec 1 and Mar 1, respectively).

Submitted manuscripts need to meet these criteria:

  1. Topic of general interest to sedimentary geologists
  2. Full color figures
  3. 3,000words recommended including references and figure captions (4,000 max), 3 – 4 figures can be included and
    Use Times New Roman, Font size 11 
  4. The submitted manuscript will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers.  

 Benefits of publishing in the Sedimentary Record

  1. Full Color at no charge
  2. Open Access at no charge 
  3. Quick Turnaround

Submit manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format with images in jpg or pdf format at print resolution (at least 300 dpi for their anticipated size) to the editor of The Sedimentary Record, Lauren Birgenheier, at

This series also incudes:

Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted to the editors in electronic format, preferably by e-mail.


The Sedimentary Record (PDF)