Call for papers


It is open the call for papers of the Special Issue ‘The contribution of multidisciplinary approaches for supporting slope stability models and enhancing their reliability’ that will be issued on Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica in 2017.

The topic of this special issue is of high relevance in geomorphological, engineering geological and geotechnical research and practice concerning slope stability assessment and its reliability. As a matter of fact, the information abundance of geomorphological and hydro-physio-mechanical data drawn from many different methods and devices (e.g., field investigations, satellite and photographic data) poses the need of multidisciplinary approaches to manage large datasets, their spatial distribution and the related uncertainties. For a comprehensive understanding of slope instability causes and evolution, multidisciplinary procedures are needed to combine different types of measures and stability calculation methodologies as well as to estimate the reliability of slope models and the stability assessments.

Who are interested in submitting their contributions they have to pass the following steps:

  1. To go on the journal website: http://www.editorialsystem.com/sgem
  2. To start submitting the paper by choosing the name of the special issue
  3. Complete the on-line submission

Due to copyright considerations, the paper you submit to this Special Issue should be original. Each paper will go through the standard procedures set by the journal: rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees.

We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with all of you.