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In 2022, the Editors of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering decided to award the Giovanni Barla Best Paper Award annually. 
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Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering publishes original research on the experimental and theoretical aspects of rock mechanics, including laboratory and field testing, computational methods, design principles and site investigation. Coverage also includes case histories on design and construction of structures in rock and review papers.
The journal maintains the strong link between engineering geology and rock engineering. It provides a bridge between fundamental developments and practical applications such as underground openings, large dam foundations, rock slopes.
Specific topics also include but are not restricted to energy related rock mechanics, petroleum engineering, geothermal systems, energy storage, greenhouse gas sequestration, and waste disposal.

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6.9 (2022)
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802,947 (2022)

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  • Giovanni Barla Best Paper Award

    In 2022, the Editors of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering decided to award the Giovanni Barla Best Paper Award annually. 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. Among the 424 papers published in the journal in 2022 (Volume 55), three contributions have been selected for the Best Paper Award and we are pleased to announce the winners for 2022.

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