The latest and most innovative geotechnical research and practice.

ISSN: 2045-2543
eISSN: 2045-2543

Aims and scope

Géotechnique Letters provides a vehicle for the rapid international dissemination of the latest and most innovative geotechnical research and practice. As an online journal, it is aimed at publishing short papers, intending to foster the quick exchange of the latest advances and most current ideas without the delays imposed by printed journals, whilst still maintaining rigorous peer reviewing standards.

Papers are limited to 2,000 words (main text only, excluding article title, 200-word abstract, figures, tables, figure captions and references).

To suit the scope of the journal and the size of the letter, it is expected that contributions will describe the context of the work and contain novel content, the validity of which can be neatly provided in a concise paper. For example, a letter could address a specific aspect dealt with in a wider study, which is worth being published on its own, or alternatively new ideas, whose validity can be clearly envisaged through an initial scientifically sound study, which may be further developed afterwards. Another possibility is a synthesis of already published studies, whose results have required further elaboration to provide new findings and understanding. Given these possibilities, letters can cover a very wide range of topics in geotechnical engineering. In all cases it is important that the content is set in the proper background context and the letters contain sufficient information for the readers to critically review the conclusions. 


This journal is aligned with our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.

SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable & clean energy
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
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