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.

COPYRIGHT AND OPEN ACCESS

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.

PEER REVIEW

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.

DECLARATION OF COMPETING INTERESTS

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

07 Feb 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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07 Feb 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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07 Feb 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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07 Feb 2024

Micro to macro investigation of clays advising their constitutive modelling - part I

Federica Cotecchia, Simona Guglielmi, Francesco Cafaro, Antonio Gens


This keynote lecture discusses the results of a long lasting experimental research, devoted to the investigation of clay microstructure and i...

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19 Oct 2023

What kinds of educational material are useful for and desired by university instructors? The case of Geotechnical Engineering

Marina Pantazidou, Michele Calvello


Αn online questionnaire was developed to find out (i) whether geotechnical engineering instructors have available a variety of sati...

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19 Oct 2023

An international initiative on geosynthetic education

Maria das Graças Gardoni Almeida, Jorge G. Zornberg, Ennio Marques Palmeira, Nathalie Touze


An international educational initiative to facilitate the exposure of geosynthetics to  undergraduate civil engineering students has...

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Guidelines for authors

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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Subscriptions

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

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