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Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering - Giovanni Barla Best Paper Award 2023

Each year, the editors of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering annually present the Giovanni Barla Best Paper Award. This award is named in honor of the late Giovanni Barla, Editor-in-Chief from 2001 to 2019, in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the journal.

The selection panel is composed of the Editor-in-Chief, the Co-Editor and Associate Editors and we are pleased to announce the winners for 2023.

Congratulations to the authors: 

Ludmány, B., Pérez-Rey, I., Domokos, G., Muñiz-Menéndez, M., Alejano L.R., Sipos, A. Á. A New Insight into the Stability of Precariously Balanced Rocks. Rock Mech Rock Eng 56, 3539–3550 (2023).

Knox, G., Hadjigeorgiou, J. Performance of Conventional and Energy-Absorbing Self-Drilling Hollow Core Rockbolts Under Controlled Laboratory Conditions. Rock Mech Rock Eng 56, 4363–4378 (2023).