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Geotextiles and Geomembranes: Best papers in 2020

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 Associate Editors and Editorial Board were charged with selecting what they considered to be the “Best Paper” published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2020.  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 where the Editor is corresponding author, 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 we are pleased announce that the winner of the Best Paper Award for 2020 was:

    • Geosynthetic clay liners: Perceptions and misconceptions published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes 48(2):137-156 by R. Kerry Rowe

Two papers also tied for Honourable Mention:

    • Lifetime assessment of exposed PVC-P geomembranes installed on Italian dams published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 48(2):130-136 D. Cazzuffi, D. Gioffrè


    • Geosynthetic liner integrity and stability analysis for a waste containment facility with a preferential slip plane within the liner system published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes 48(5):634-646 by Yan Yu, R. Kerry Rowe​

as runner-up and hence being judged to be amongst the four best papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2020. Congratulations to all of the authors for their very significant contribution to the geosynthetics discipline.

Chungsik Yoo
Editor-in Chief
Geotextiles and Geomembranes
School of Civil, Architectural Engineering and Landscape Architecture
Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 16419
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