The International Journal of Geohazards and Environment provides an international open forum for researchers and practitioners to publish scholarly and high quality original papers, state-of-the-art reviews and case studies on a wide range of topics relevant to geological and geotechnical hazards, occurring naturally or associated with human activities both on the earth surface and below the ground, and the associated environmental issues.

Topics covered

Topics in natural geohazards:

  • Avalanches, Landslides, Slope Failures and Rockfalls
  • Coast Erosion and Effects of Climate Change and Permafrost Thaw
  • Debris Flows
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Subsidence and Sinkholes
  • Volcanos
  • other natural geo-hazards.

We invite papers on:

  • hypotheses of occurrence
  • experiment and simulation
  • field assessment
  • field monitoring and detection
  • risk management and mitigation
  • preparedness and remediation
  • technologies
  • reviews

Topics in human activity related geohazards:

  • slope instability in surface mining and geotechnical engineering
  • foundation instability in constructions
  • ground failure and rockbursts in underground mining and excavations
  • ground instability in tunneling and well drilling

 We invite papers on:

  • ground failure mechanisms
  • engineering design and stability control
  • numerical modeling
  • field monitoring and measurement
  • ground support and stabilization
  • technologies
  • reviews

Papers on real-life case studies, reduction of geohazards damages and protection of infrastructure and the living environment are particularly invited. We also encourage publication of special issues or theme issues with focus on specific themes, regions, topics, events, etc. However, all papers must meet the journal requirements.


The International Journal of Geohazards and Environment is multiple disciplinary covering a wide range of topics related to geohazards and protection of the earth environment. The content is of great interest to a broad range of readers from academics and researchers to policy makers, management and professionals working in the relevant fields. The journal will help participants disseminate and exchange information from their work and learn from each others cross multiple disciplines. The readership is further increased by the free open access of the journal articles.

 Benefits to Authors
The benefits for publication with IJGE
are multi-folds: The articles are published online without holding period, providing the fastest venue to reach the readers and are openly accessible immediately free of charge, giving rise to increased readership and maximum impact to the society. Further more the journal will have short turn-around time from manuscript submission to decision making. Authors also benefit from earlier recognition and wider acceptance of their work because of the expanded readership in multiple disciplines, leading to earlier success in their career.