Ahead of print articles

Soils and Rocks now makes available articles ahead of print.

8th Victor de Mello Lecture

The guest for the 8th edition of the emblematic lecture is Prof. Ian Schumann Marques Martins, professor at the Coordination of Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ).

Released papers

Soil and Rocks publishes the articles in continuous flow. Do not miss out on the newly included papers in the ongoing issues.

About the Journal

The first issue of the journal was released in 1978, under the name Solos e Rochas. The journal was originally published by the Graduate School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 1980, the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering took over the editorial and publishing responsibilities of Solos e Rochas, increasing its reach. In 2007, the journal acquired the status of an international journal, being since then published by the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Portuguese Geotechnical Society under the title Soils and Rocks.

Aims And Scope

The aim of Soils and Rocks is to publish and disseminate basic and applied research in Geoengineering. Soils and Rocks publishes original and innovative peer reviewed articles, technical notes, case studies, reviews and discussions in the fields of Soil and Rock Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Environmental Engineering.

The Journal adopts continuous publication of papers with 4 issues per year in printed (ISSN 1980-9743) and electronic (ISSN-e 2675-5475) version.


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY. The online journal is free and open access. As an open access journal, the authors agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Reusers have the permission to share, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format as long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Submissions to the journal are completely free of charges and all published papers are free to use. The journal has the rights for first publication. Articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author.


Manuscripts submitted to Soils and Rocks cannot have already been published or submitted elsewhere. All authors have to approve the manuscript prior submission.

Soils and Rocks operates either single or double blind review process. All contributions are initially assessed by the editor. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor´s decision is final.


The authors must disclose any financial, commercial, political, academic, and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. These should be declared in the cover letter of the submission. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, payment fees, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

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Latest Papers

14 Mar 2024

Influence of the addition of carbon nanotube on the physical behavior of a lateritic soil from the southwest Amazon

Marcelo Victor de Assis Morais, Marcelo Ramon da Silva Nunes, Carlos Drumond do Nascimento Morais, Ricardo Ribeiro do Nascimento, Anselmo Fortunato Ruiz Rodriguez

In this work we evaluate the physical-mechanical behavior of lateritic soil with addition of carbon nanotubes. The soil was collected in a co...

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14 Mar 2024

Analysis of the modification of piping channels on kaolinitic clayey samples in the pinhole test

Juan Carlos Ruge, Henry Giovanni Martínez, Eliana Martínez Rojas

Dispersivity is a severe pathology that occurs mainly in clay soils and is usually catastrophic in geotechnical structures susceptible to thi...

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14 Mar 2024

Pull-out response of a geogrid buried in recycled sands

Priscila F. S. Oliveira, Eder C. G. Santos, Ennio M. Palmeira

Recycled construction and demolition waste (RCDW) has demonstrated geotechnical properties that encourage it to be used in reinforced soil st...

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14 Mar 2024

Emerging technologies and advanced analyses for non-invasive near-surface site characterization

Aser Abbas, Mauro Aimar, Michael Yust, Brady R. Cox, Sebastiano Foti

The in-situ small-strain shear modulus of soil and rock materials is a parameter of paramount importance in geotechnical modeling. It can be ...

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14 Mar 2024

Investigating the Martian soil at the InSight landing site

Pierre Delage, Bernardo Caicedo, Matt Golombek, Tilman Spohn, Cédric Schmelzbach, Nienke Brinkman, Eloise Marteau, Naomi Murdoch, Nicholas Warner, Véronique Ansan, Bruce Banerdt, Juan-Pablo Castillo-Betancourt, Pascal Edme, Annabel Gomez, Matthias Grott, Ken Hurst, Mark Lemmon, Philippe Lognonné, Sylvain Piqueux, Johann Robertsson, David Sollberger, Simon Stähler, Nicolas Verdier, Christos Vrettos, Nathan Williams

The InSight mission is a geophysical mission aimed at better understanding the structure of Mars and of the other rocky planets of the solar ...

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14 Mar 2024

The 7th Bishop Lecture: The mechanics of coarse-grained geomaterials at meso- and micro-scales

Matthew Coop

In order to move towards discrete analyses of soil behaviour, we need to develop a new range of apparatus and testing techniques. The lecture...

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Soils and Rocks is an international scientific journal published by the Brazilian Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ABMS) and by the Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG). The aim of the journal is to publish original papers on all branches of Geotechnical Engineering. Each manuscript is subjected to a single-blind peer-review process. The journal´s policy of screening for plagiarism includes the use of a plagiarism checker on all submitted manuscripts.

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The Journal is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December. The journal is open access

The members of ABMS and SPG can receive the printed version of the journal after subscription