Oxford, October 8, 2013 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, today announced the launch of a new journal Transportation Geotechnics. The international journal will publish high quality, theoretical and applied research papers on all aspects of geotechnics for roads, highways, railways, airfields and waterways.
"With most transportation facilities rapidly aging and exposed to effects of varying traffic loads and changing climates, the need for building a strong and stable transportation foundation has become more critical than ever for today's sustainable engineering practices," explained Co-Editor of the journal, Professor Antonio Gomes-Correia of the University of Minho, Portugal, "As geotechnical engineering greatly influences the alignment, planning, design, construction, performance and maintenance of all traffic and transportation arteries, there is a need for a broad engineering forum that bridges the gap between transportation engineering and geotechnical engineering. Transportation Geotechnics will provide that forum."
Joe d'Angelo, Publisher for the Civil Engineering journals at Elsevier said, "With the recent major investment in, and increasing public attention on, high speed rail in China, the US, the UK and many other countries, geotechnical engineering relating to transportation is becoming increasingly important. Currently, there is no available outlet specifically covering research on Transportation Geotechnics and this journal will provide a dedicated forum for researchers and practitioners to present their work and keep up to date with the latest advances in the field."
The journal offers options for open access publishing of research papers. It also follows the article based publishing model which allows for immediate publication of the final version of a paper without waiting for other articles to be compiled into a full issue.
For more information or to submit an article, go to: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transportation-geotechnics
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