Editorial Board Members needed for

Geomechanics and Geoengineering

31 August 2024

About the role

Geomechanics and Geoengineering is seeking distinguished scholars and experts to join our Editorial Board, as well as early career researchers to join our Early Career Editorial Board. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the shaping of scholarly discourse in the field of geo-materials, such as foundation engineering, slope engineering, tunneling, rock engineering, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering. Editorial Board Members are responsible for the following:

  • Assisting in peer review processes and providing reviews
  • Providing feedback and strategic suggestion to the Editor during journal board meetings or throughout the year; Editorial Board members are essential to creating a journal development plan and we hope that you will be part of the collaborative effort to improve the quality and reputation of our publication.
  • Suggesting special issues and trending topical articles for consideration to the Editor-in-Chief or submitting papers on such topics to help improve the impact and reputation of the journal.
  • Encouraging quality contributions to Geomechanics and Geoengineering from your students, colleagues, and those within your network to submit their latest research.
  • Encouraging the usage of the Journal by your faculty, students, and others in your network.

About the journal

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Geomechanics and Geoengineering is a major publication channel for research in the areas of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical and geological engineering, engineering geology, geo-environmental engineering and all geo-material related engineering and science disciplines. The Journal provides an international forum for the exchange of innovative ideas, especially between researchers in Asia and the rest of the world.

The Journal welcomes papers concerned with any aspect of geomechanics and geoengineering, including material behaviour, analysis procedures, design and construction. Papers published may take one of the following forms: practioners’ detailed records of construction and performance (case studies), academic research studies, state-of-the-art reviews by invited authors, symposia in print, technical notes and discussion. The Journal is committed to publishing high quality papers from all parts of the world.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The capacity to attend Editorial Board meetings annually or bi-annually.
  • A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
  • A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.


Key Subject Areas

Though expertise in other areas is welcome, we are especially interested in increasing our representation of the following research topics:

  • Machine Learning and AI in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Biogeotechnics

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV and Cover Letter. Your Cover Letter should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Your interest in joining the board and how you see your contribution to the journal
  • Highlight your specific subject expertise, the regions you are connected with, and the unique perspectives you can represent

For any questions, please contact Maddie Felps ([email protected])


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The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.