Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering covers the experimental and theoretical aspects of rock mechanics, including laboratory and field testing, methods of computation and field observation of structural behavior. The journal maintains the strong link between engineering geology and rock engineering, providing a bridge between fundamental developments and practical application. Coverage includes case histories on design and construction of structures in rock such as underground openings, large dam foundations and rock slopes.

Fields of interest include rock mechanics in all its varied aspects including laboratory testing, field investigations, computational methods and design principles. The journal also reports on applications in tunneling, rock slopes, large dam foundations, mining, engineering and engineering geology.

  • Covers the experimental and theoretical aspects of rock mechanics
  • Examines laboratory and field testing, methods of computation and field observation of structural behavior
  • Maintains the links between engineering geology and rock engineering
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jean Sulem
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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4.140 (2019)
Impact factor
5.252 (2019)
Five year impact factor
60 days
Submission to first decision
259 days
Submission to acceptance
450,864 (2019)
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  1. Authors (first, second and last of 7)

    • Xiyang Xie
    • Andreas Bauer
    • Tron G. Kristiansen
    • Content type: Original Paper
    • Open Access
This journal has 83 open access articles

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