The world's premier geotechnics journal, publishing since 1948.

ISSN: 0016-8505
eISSN: 1751-7656

Aims and scope

Established in 1948, Géotechnique is the world's premier geotechnics journal, publishing research of the highest quality on all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Géotechnique provides access to rigorously refereed, current, innovative and authoritative research and practical papers, across the fields of soil and rock mechanics, engineering geology and environmental geotechnics.

Awards: Each year, the paper rated best by the Editorial Board is given the Geotechnical Research Medal

To submit to this journal is free. Papers appear Ahead of Print (below) as soon as they are ready to be published. Ahead of print articles are fully citable using the DOI system.

Open access: This is a Plan S compliant journal through its zero-month embargo period. This is a hybrid journal allowing for green or gold open access. Find out more about publishing open access with us, our article processing charges (APCs) and generous waivers. 


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
Find out about our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal