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 2017. 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 for which the Editor was corresponding or one of the first three authors, were eligible. The selection of winning papers was decided based on a vote of the Editorial Board members.
Following a rigorous review of the papers, I am pleased announce that there was a tie for Best Paper and thus the two winners for the Best Paper for 2017 were:
Limit state design framework for geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures by Dov Leshchinsky, Ben Leshchinsky & Ora Leshchinsky, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 45(6): 642-652
Serviceability design for geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments by Daniel J. King, Abdelmalek Bouazza, Joel R. Gniel, R.K. Rowe & H.H. Bui, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, G&G 45(4): 261-279
one paper was selected for Honourable Mention
Modelling interference between the geogrid bearing members under pullout loading conditions by G. Cardile, D. Gioffre, N. Moraci, L.S. Calvarano, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 45(3): 169-177
as runner-up and hence being judged to be amongst the three best papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2017. Congratulations to all of the authors for their very significant contribution to the geosynthetics discipline.
Kerry Rowe, OC
Geotextiles and Geomembranes
c/- GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC
Department of Civil Engineering
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
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