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Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology is owned by the Geological Society of London and published by the Geological Society Publishing House. 

Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology (QJEGH) is an established peer reviewed international journal featuring papers on geology as applied to civil engineering mining practice and water resources. Papers are invited from, and about, all areas of the world on engineering geology and hydrogeology topics. This includes but is not limited to: applied geophysics, engineering geomorphology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, groundwater quality, ground source heat, contaminated land, waste management, land use planning, geotechnics, rock mechanics, geomaterials and geological hazards. 

The journal publishes the prestigious Glossop and Ineson lectures, research papers, case histories, review articles, technical notes, photographic features, thematic sets, discussion papers, editorial opinion and book reviews.

Chief & Assistant Scientific Editors

The Chief Scientific Editor, Jane Dottridge, Mott MacDonald, UK, is supported by Assistant Scientific Editor (engineering geology) Professor Cherith Moses, University of Sussex, UK; Assistant Scientific Editor (geomaterials) Dr Jamie Standing, Imperial College London and Assistant Scientific Editor (hydrogeology) Dr Stephen Buss, Environmental Consulting and an international editorial board. 

Online in the Lyell Collection

The journal is included the Lyell Collection and articles appear online soon after they have been accepted for publication and ahead of the printed volume or issue. From May 2018 journal articles will be posted as accepted manuscripts and then replaced by the published article (the version of record). The journal is easily accessible on mobile devices.

Print journal

The journal is published in print in February, May, August and November.

The journal is abstracted and/or indexed in:

  • Current Contents
  • ASCA
  • Science Citation Index
  • Groundwater On-Line
  • Geological Abstracts
  • International Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Geotechnical Abstracts
  • GeoArchive
  • GeoRef
  • Geobase

Developments in Measurement and Monitoring – CALL FOR PAPERS


Digital, real-time, acquisition of environmental data, and the computing capacity to process those data, have revolutionized the way that environmental science can be undertaken. All these data streams rely on sensors and monitoring installations for the raw inputs. QJEGH proposes to publish a thematic set of papers that explores the range of methods and instrumentation now available to engineering geologists and hydrogeologists. These might include, for example:

  • Remote sensing (satellite data, LIDAR, or drone-acquired data)
  • Real-time monitoring of pore water pressures, or groundwater level
  • monitoring
  • Real-time and novel monitoring of displacements, strains, or total
  • stresses
  • Real-time and novel monitoring of water quality
  • Novel methods for borehole water sampling
  • Novel geophysical methods
  • Sensors to enable monitoring via the internet and control within smart cities and infrastructure
Papers will form a thematic set in the Journal, with the aim to be published in August 2019.

All accepted papers will be published online first, ahead of the printed issue.

Abstracts of suitable papers should be sent no later than 30th March 2018 to: Helen Floyd-Walker, QJEGH Production Editor.

Authors will be contacted by early April 2018 to confirm the suitability of their abstracts. For those deemed suitable, full papers should then be prepared in accordance with the normal QJEGH guidelines

And submitted for review no later than 31st August 2018.

QJEGH Online

The Lyell Collection

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Journal Metrics

  • Impact Factor: 1.102
  • 5yr IF: 1.036
  • SJR: 0.671
  • h5-index: 13

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