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, one of the IGS Journals. 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 2019. 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 2019 is:
- A new generation of soil-geosynthetic interaction experimentation published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes 47(4):459-476 by A.M. Morsy, J.G. Zornberg, J. Han, D. Leshchinsky
Two papers also tied for Honourable Mention:
- Performance of geosynthetic-reinforced flexible pavements in full-scale field trials published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 47(2):217-229 by Thanongsak Imjai, Kypros Pilakoutas, Maurizio Guadagnini
- Investigating the mechanism of downslope bentonite erosion in GCL liners using X-Ray published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes 47(1):75-86 by T. Mukunoki, K. Sato, J. Fukushima, K. Shida, W.A. Take
The Honourable Mention papers are considered runners-up and, hence, have been judged to be amongst the four best papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2019. Congratulations to all of the authors for their very significant contribution to the geosynthetics discipline.
Kerry Rowe and Chungsik Yoo
Geotextiles and Geomembranes
c/- GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC
Department of Civil Engineering
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6
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