The aim of the Journal is to publish research results of the highest quality and of lasting importance on the subject of geomechanics, with the focus on applications to geological energy production and storage, and the interaction of soils and rocks with the natural and engineered environment. Special attention is given to concepts and developments of new energy geotechnologies that comprise intrinsic mechanisms protecting the environment against a potential engineering induced damage, hence warranting sustainable usage of energy resources.

The scope of the journal is broad, including fundamental concepts in geomechanics and mechanics of porous media, the experiments and analysis of novel phenomena and applications. Of special interest are issues resulting from coupling of particular physics, chemistry and biology of external forcings, as well as of pore fluid/gas and minerals to the solid mechanics of the medium skeleton and pore fluid mechanics. The multi-scale and inter-scale interactions between the phenomena and the behavior representations are also of particular interest. Contributions to general theoretical approach to these issues, but of potential reference to geomechanics in its context of energy and the environment are also most welcome.

The purpose of the Journal is to foster scientific understanding of various processes in geomaterials, both induced by technology and natural, and their relationship to the underlying mechanisms. The intrinsic nature of coupling of chemical, biological, thermal and mechanical properties, variables and fields distinguishes the related problems from those in classical geomechanics. Thus, emphasis is placed on the development and fusion of fundamental concepts in mechanics, physics, geochemistry and geo-biology and applications of such concepts to novel technologies related to geological energy production and storage as well as to the prevention of the damage to the environment, in which solid and fluid mechanics of geomaterials is of relevance.

Writers and Readers
Geo-scientists, civil -, petroleum-, geotechnical - geological - mining- and rock- engineers, hydrologists, soil physicists, geophysicists.

Editorial board


  • Professor Lyesse Laloui
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Professor Tomasz Hueckel
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States

Editorial Policy Advisors

  • Professor E. Alonso
    Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr. J. Birkholzer
    E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Professor E. Detournay
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Professor A. Gens
    Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Professor J. F. Labuz
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Professor K. Rowe
    Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Professor A.P.S. Selvadurai
    McGill University, Montréal, Canada, <br /> The Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications</BR>
  • Dr. J. Sulem
    National College of Civil Engineering, Marne La Vallee, France

Editorial Advisors

  • Professor R.I. Borja
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States
  • Prof P. Bourne-Webb
    University of Lisbon Higher Technical Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Dr. D. Dewhurst
    CSIRO Australian Resources Research Centre, Bentley, Australia
  • Dr. R. Ewy
    Chevron Energy Technology Co, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Professor A. Ferrari
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Professor A. Gajo
    University of Trento, Trento, Italy
  • Professor E. C. Leong
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor J.S. McCartney
    University of California San Diego Department of Structural Engineering, San Diego, California, United States
  • Professor R.L. Michalowski
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Professor C. Ng
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Professor E. Papamichos
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Civil Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Professor P. Papanastasiou
    University of Cyprus Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Professor J-M. Pereira
    National College of Civil Engineering, Marne La Vallee, France
  • Professor S. Pietruszczak
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Professor E. Romero Morales
    Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr. J. Rutqvist
    E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Professor M. Sanchez
    Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, Texas, United States
  • Professor K. Soga
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Dr. S. Tripathy PhD
    Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Dr. M. Villar
    Research Centre for Energy Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain
  • Professor R. Wan
    University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Early Career Editorial Associate

  • Dr. Guillermo A. Narsilio
    The University of Melbourne Melbourne School of Engineering, Melbourne, South Australia, Australia
  • Professor Alessandro F. Rotta Loria
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Dr. Dimitrios Terzis PhD
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland