Special Issue on Laboratory and field testing for landslide risk analysis

Geoenvironmental Disasters welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Laboratory and field testing for landslide risk analysis.

"Laboratory and field testing for landslide risk analysis” is a special issue dealing with the recent enhancements and trends for the laboratory and field investigations of geomaterials (soil, debris, rocks and boulders) involved in catastrophic landslides such as flowslides, debris flows, rockfalls, rockslides and and similar phenomena like lahars. The main topics will be represented by standard and advanced tests on REV (Representative Element Volume) specimens of soils and rocks, physical modelling in reduced-scale slopes and investigation in the field. The added value of soil/rocks should be highlighted in the framework of landslide analysis.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • geotechnical testing
  • shear strength
  • hydraulic properties
  • rock properties
  • flume tests
  • stratigraphy
  • water table
  • source areas
  • deposition areas

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Geoenvironmental Disasters. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Geoenvironmental Disasters submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Laboratory and field testing for landslide risk analysis. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 


Deadline for submissions: 1st October 2017
Lead Guest Editors

Sabatino Cuomo, University of Salerno, Italy

Zeljko Arbanas, University of Rijeka, Croatia 


Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication: 

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient 
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed 

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