Geosynthetics International is an official journal of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and serves the mandate of the society to disseminate important technical developments to its members.
We are delighted to announce the best paper in Volume 21 (2014) based on votes cast by the Editorial Board Members. In this annual competition, the Editor and Editorial Board Chairman are not eligible for this award and do not vote.
The “Best Geosynthetics International Paper for 2014” award goes to:
- Kuwano, J., Miyata, Y. & Koseki, J. (2014). Performance of reinforced soil walls during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Geosynthetics International, 21, No. 3, 179–196.
The following two papers were selected for runner-up and thus both receive honourable mention as “one of the best papers published in Geosynthetics International in 2014”:
- Blanc, M., Thorel, L., Girout R. and Almeida, M. (2014). Geosynthetic reinforcement of a granular load transfer platform above rigid inclusions: comparison between centrifuge testing and analytical modelling. Geosynthetics International, 21, No. 1, 37–52.
- Abdelaal, F. B., Rowe, R. K. and Brachman, R. W. I. (2014). Brittle rupture of an aged HPDE geomembrane at local gravel indentations under simulated field conditions. Geosynthetics International, 21, No. 1, 1–23.
We thank the members of the Editorial Board for participating in the best paper selection process and congratulate the authors of these excellent papers. Each paper reflects the high standards of the Journal and is an important contribution to our geosynthetics discipline. All IGS members have free access to these papers, as they have free access to all papers published in the Journal.
Geosynthetics International is published by Thomas Telford Ltd.
R.J. Bathurst, Editor
J.P. Giroud, Chairman of the Editorial Board