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Guidelines for authors

Please read our guidelines before writing your paper.
(click here to download the guidelines in PDF file)

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 either a single-blind or double-blind peer-review process, as the authors choose. The journal’s policy of screening for plagiarism includes the use of a plagiarism checker on all submitted manuscripts.

Soils and Rocks provides a manuscript template available HERE.

A template for cover letter can be found HERE.

Authors and reviewers: find and remove hidden data and personal information HERE.

Soils and Rocks embraces the international Open Science program and is striving to meet all the recommendations. However, at this moment, the journal is not yet accepting preprints and open data, and has not adopted open peer reviews.

1 - Category of Papers

2 - Paper length

3 - Scientific style

4 - Submission requirements and contents

4.1 - Cover letter

4.2 - Title page

4.3 - Permissions

4.4 - Declaration of interest

4.5 - Authors' contributions

5 - Plagiarism checking

6 - Formatting instructions

6.1 - Citation

6.2 - References

6.3 - Artwork and Illustrations

6.4 - Tables

6.5 - Mathematical equations

7 - Reviewing procedures

8 - Instructions for authors opting for a double-blind evaluation procedure