Our intention is not just to establish another journal. We aim to provide the engineer of practice and the researchers a useful, high-quality and free tool for his work. We keep the positive characteristics of the best journals in the field and combine those with the opportunities provided by the internet to create something different.
There are various features that make this effort unique:
Access to high quality resources and professional papers is an important tool for the engineer to do his job right and it needs to be easy and cheap. Therefore, unrestricted access to the papers and the data published in the journal is provided at no cost. This guarantees maximum exposure to the published papers. Anyone interested will be able to download and read your paper.
Papers published in the journal will be multi-colored. This is particularly important for publications on case histories, as typically photos are not well reproduced in black and white and important details are lost.
Papers are published in each issue individually as soon as they are accepted by the editorial board. Thus, time from submission to publication is minimized. The review process however, mimics that of the most prestigious journals in our field to ensure the quality of the publication.
An international group of some of the most appreciated engineers of our field is participating in the effort to guarantee the quality of the journal and its international character.
Data presented in the papers are provided in accompanying excel spreadsheets. The data are requested by the reviewers during the review process of the manuscript. The accompanying data, can be used for research by any parties interested. That way, a database of geotechnical information is compiled to the interest of the Profession giving the appropriate credit and exposure to the authors of the papers.
Additional unlimited web space can be provided on accepted papers/topics in collaboration with the Geoengineer Website to supplement information presented on the paper as well as photos. Links between the paper and the web space can be established and are guaranteed to remain active. The space will be provided at no cost and no obligation.
All papers are directly searchable by search engines, making them more accessible to internet users.
The effort is not financially motivated. The journal will remain free intending to become a very useful, free tool for the engineer of practice. Funding for the effort is covered by sponsors.
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