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This journal publishes original research, new developments, and case studies in the field of geomechanics and geophysics, with special application to energy and resources in the Earth’s subsurface. Coverage spans the full scope of geomechanics and geophysics including theory and analysis, laboratory and field experiments, numerical methods and modeling techniques, and engineering applications and technology development related to energy and resources. This includes such topics as discovery and recovery of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, mining and resources engineering, natural and enhanced geothermal energy, geotechnical engineering of energy storage, geological solutions for energy and resources including geological disposal of energy wastes including sequestration of carbon dioxide.

The journal’s objectives are also to enhance the sustainability of the resources sector in line with the UN sustainable development goals 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), and 13 (Climate Action).

  • Offers research, new developments and case studies spanning the fields of geomechanics and geophysics
  • Includes theory and analysis, lab and field experiments, numerical methods and modeling, engineering applications and technology development
  • Covers geothermal energy, unconventional oil and gas, geological disposal of energy wastes, carbon sequestration and much more
  • Published as a CAP (Continuous Article Publishing) journal as per 2020

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  • Derek Elsworth,
  • Herbert Huppert,
  • JianChun Li,
  • P.G. Ranjith,
  • Heping Xie
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2.224 (2019)
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70 days
Submission to first decision
185 days
Submission to acceptance
45,663 (2019)

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