About this Journal
This journal is published in six issues per year. Some issues, in whole or in part, may be Special Issues focused on a topic of interest to our readers.
The purpose of the Geotechnical Testing Journal is (1) to provide a high-quality publication that informs the profession of new developments in soil and rock testing and related fields; (2) to provide a forum for the exchange of information, particularly that which leads to the development of new test procedures; and (3) to stimulate active participation of the profession in the work of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock and related information.
Contributions include papers, technical notes, letters to the editor, discussions of previously published papers, and book reviews. The editorial scope of this journal covers test methods for soil and rock, sampling, nomenclature, and practices relating to the determination of properties and behavior of soil and rock for engineering purposes, and for soil as a medium for plant growth. Topics of interest include: new testing equipment, apparatus, and procedures for both field and laboratory applications; evaluation of existing ASTM International standards and recommendations for new standards for apparatus or test procedures; and test results that give insights into test procedures, techniques, and data interpretation. Topics must be related to soil and rock but may include use and testing of geosynthetic materials in conjunction with soil and rock, highway materials testing such as aggregate properties or pavement performance measurement, geophysical exploration, marine sediments, groundwater investigations, testing and stabilization of contaminated soils, and soil and rock engineering related to waste management.