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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

Cover Photo Competition

Enter your photo into our competition to appear on the cover of Volume 52 of the journal throughout 2019.

The photo must be in landscape format and approx. 2-3MB in file size (170x124mm actual size @300dpi). The image should be directly relevant to the world of engineering geology and/or hydrogeology. You must have copyright permission and it must not display any unsafe working practices. Please also include a 50-word description of the image with your entry.

Please send your photos to QJEGH Production Editor Helen, at: by 19 October 2018

QJEGH Online

The Lyell Collection

Access the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology (QJEGH) in the Lyell Collection

Journal Metrics

  • Impact Factor: 0.818
  • 5yr IF: 1.163
  • SJR: 0.428
  • SNIP: 0.812

Information on Metrics