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Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology is owned by the Geological Society of London and published by the Geological Society Publishing House.

Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology (QJEGH) is an established peer reviewed international journal featuring papers on geology as applied to civil engineering mining practice and water resources. Papers are invited from, and about, all areas of the world on engineering geology and hydrogeology topics.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Applied geophysics
  • Engineering geomorphology
  • Environmental geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Groundwater quality
  • Ground source heat
  • Contaminated land
  • Waste management
  • Land use planning
  • Geotechnics
  • Rock mechanics
  • Geomaterials
  • Geological hazards

The journal publishes the prestigious Glossop and Ineson lectures, research papers, case studies, review articles, technical notes, photographic features, thematic sets, discussion papers, editorial opinion and book reviews.

Chief & Assistant Editors

The Chief Editor, Prof Cherith Moses (Edge Hill University, UK) is supported by four Assistant Editors: Dr Colin Serridge, Tritech Ground Engineering Ltd., UK (engineering geology); Dr Fleur Loveridge, University of Leeds, UK (geomaterials); Mr Stuart Millis, Arup, Hong Kong (geotechnical) and Prof Jonathan Smith, Shell Global Solutions, UK (hydrogeology) and an international editorial board.

Online in the Lyell Collection

All journal content is hosted online and accessible via the Lyell Collection (see link above). The journal publishes 4 issues per year.

Print journal

Online only and continuous publication

From 2021, the journal is published online only. Following acceptance, the accepted manuscript version of the article is made available online immediately. After completion of the production process, the final Version of Record is published directly in an issue. All accepted manuscripts and versions of record are hosted and accessible via the Lyell Collection.

The journal is abstracted and/or indexed in:

  • Current Contents
  • ASCA
  • Science Citation Index
  • Groundwater On-Line
  • Geological Abstracts
  • International Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Geotechnical Abstracts
  • GeoArchive
  • GeoRef
  • Geobase

QJEGH Online

The Lyell Collection

Access the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology (QJEGH) in the Lyell Collection


  • Impact Factor: 1.364
  • 5yr IF: 1.349
  • SJR: 0.438
  • SNIP: 0.769

Metrics should be viewed in context here: Metrics