The International Journal of Georesources and Environment (IJGE) is multidisciplinary and encompasses science, engineering and technology. It provides an international open forum for researchers and practitioners to publish scholarly and high quality original papers, state-of-the-art reviews and case studies in a wide range of topics relevant to development and use of natural resources existing on the Earth and associated environmental issues.
    
SCOPE: Within the scope of IJGE, georesources refer to the natural resources available on the Earth's surface and in its crust (e.g., minerals, fossil fuels and land) that serve as the basis to support modern life. Environmental issues include those associated with the development and use of the geo-resources (e.g., natural geohazards and induced ground failure and safety issues).
    IJGE invites submissions in and related to the above areas, analytical and/or experimental research; field investigation, monitoring and assessment; regulations, engineering and technologies. Papers will be published in the following dedicated sections:

Section - Minerals Resources Extraction
    This section covers topics related to discovery and exploitation of minerals, fossil fuels and other natural raw materials, encompassing mining and petroleum engineering and relevant technologies.
    Surface mine slope design, ground stability in underground mining and well drilling are also included.

Section - Materials Processing and Utilization
    This section covers topics related to processing and utilization of raw geo-materials and derivatives (e.g., ore and mineral processing, fossil treatment, concrete and composites), encompassing development, analysis and technologies.

SectionGeo-Construction Engineering 
    This section covers topics in geotechnical engineering design and construction, related to infrastructures (tunnels, highways, bridges, etc.), underground spaces, foundations and slopes.

Section - Geohazards and Related Geo-Environment
    This section covers topics related to:
a) natural geohazards, e.g. avalanches, landslides, and rockfalls; coast erosion, effects of climate change and permafrost thaw; debris flows; earthquakes and tsunamis; sinkholes and volcanoes, monitoring and protection.
b) induced ground failure and safety issues associated to the development and use of the natural resources, e.g. slope failure, ground caving, subsidence, roof failure, rock-bursts, ground support, monitoring and prevention.

    We invite original research papers in various categories, including but not limited to, design, planning, analysis, experimentation, simulation, field investigation, monitoring, regulations, technologies, etc. Papers on real-life case studies and the state-of-the-art reviews are particularly welcome. 
    We also encourage publication of special / theme issues with focus on specific themes, regions, topics, events, etc. However, all papers must meet the journal standards of quality.
    For more details, please see links at the bottom of the page or contact us.