Following the Editorial Board meeting held in Yokohama in September 2006 it was decided that it would be desirable to recognise some of the best papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes. We started with Volume 23 and have selected the Best paper in each subsequent year. This year the Editorial Board were charged with selecting what they considered to be the “Best Paper” published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2016. Papers were considered for their contribution to the discipline in terms of providing significant new insights and/or of being of high potential impact on the discipline. All Technical Articles, except those co-authored by the Editor, were eligible. The selection of wining papers was decided based on a vote of the Editorial Board members.
Following a rigorous review of the papers I am pleased announce that the winner for the Best Paper for 2016 was:
Electrokinetic strengthening of slopes Case history
- Lamont-Black, C.J.F.P. Jones, D. Alder, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44(3):319-331 Two papers were selected for Honourable Mention
Investigations of geomembrane integrity within a 25-year old landfill capping
Eugene M. Gallagher, David M. Tonks, John Shevelan, Andrew R. Belton, Ria E. Blackmore, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44(5):770-780
A review of the performance of geosynthetics for environmental protection
- Touze-Foltz, H. Bannour, C. Barral, G. Stoltz, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44(5):656-672
as runners-up and hence being judged to be amongst the three best papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2016. Congratulations to all of the authors for their very significant contribution to the geosynthetics discipline.