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This journal presents the highest quality fundamental and applied research on all aspects of geosynthetics and their applications, and a variety of ground improvement techniques to reinforce and densify grounds, soils and rocks. The ground engineering aspects that involve scientific principles of geophysics, geochemistry and geomechanics for providing new solutions to practical problems are also considered. The aim is to provide access to rigorously refereed, original and innovative papers across the journal subject fields applied to core civil engineering areas: geotechnical, geoenvironmental, environmental, transportation and hydraulic engineering, and other ground-related areas, such as mining engineering, agriculture, aquaculture and waste management. The journal focuses on the needs of developing economies especially with regard to the environmental sustainability aspects of ground engineering. The research contributions that help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) within the scope of this journal are also considered.

  • Presents fundamental and applied research on all aspects of geosynthetics and their applications
  • Explores ground improvement techniques to reinforce and densify grounds, soils and rocks
  • Includes the multidisciplinary aspects of ground engineering that involve scientific principles of geophysics, geochemistry and geomechanics for development of sustainable infrastructure
  • Focuses on developing economies, especially the environmental sustainability aspects of ground improvement, and use of geosynthetics and fibres
  • Considers the ground engineering-related research topics covering the UN SDGs, namely clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), clean energy (SDG 7), infrastructure (SDG 9), sustainable cities (SDG 11) , climate action (SDG 13), life below water (SDG 14) and life on land (SDG 15)
  • Published as a CAP (Continuous Article Publishing) journal  

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Sanjay Kumar Shukla
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66,353 (2020)
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  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Soft Ground Improvement

    Many big cities in the world are located in coastal areas where soft clays are deposited. Since soft clay deposits have low strength and high compressibility, for infrastructure constructions in those areas, ground improvement(s) is normally needed for increasing the strength and stiffness of the deposits. The objective of this special issue is to publish state-of-the-art research papers in soft ground improvement area, which will benefit both researchers and engineers working in this specific engineering field.

  • Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Durability of Geosynthetics

    The special issue on “Durability of Geosynthetics” aims to gather papers with relevant advances in the  knowledge  about  the  long-term  behaviour of geosynthetics.  The  degradation agents/mechanisms covered in the special issue include but are not limited to liquids, oxidation, weathering, biological agents, creep, abrasion, and installation damage.

  • 2020 Editor’s Choice Papers

    We are delighted to share with you the 5 Editor’s Choice articles for the 5 different fields published in the journal. 

      

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2199-9279
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2199-9260
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