Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG)

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Current Issue December 2020 Vol. 25.4

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Editor's Foreword

Well, it’s here - my last Editor’s Foreword after four years of being the editor in chief of the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics. My tenure will expire at the end of 2020, at which time two new co-editors will take the reins and continue moving forward in expanding the journal’s prestige, outreach, and influence on the near surface geophysical community across the globe. I feel very honored to have held the title of editor and to have worked to improve the journal in every way that I could.  

When I started this position, a main focus was on timely publication of articles, starting with getting the first review completed within 30 days. On average, the 365 papers submitted between mid-2016 through the end of 2019, had the first review completed in 34 days thanks to the time volunteered by associate editors and reviewers. I did miss my goal but can say that 34 days is a notable improvement that carried over to more authors' willingness to trust JEEG with their manuscripts. Submissions grew nearly every year, with 2018 having the most at 116 unique papers (i.e., not counting revisions). As submissions grew, so did the impact factor, which now stands at 3.3 (https://www. scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q 64002&tip sid&clean 0). With these analytics, I have learned a valuable lesson, in that working tirelessly to improve the condition of the journal, while at times seemed thankless, will have a positive impact. There was no instant gratification that we may expect from social media posts. The improvement was slow (4 years!) and required a lot of work. And it was all worth it.

In January, Aleksandra Varnavina and Afshin Aghayan will be the new co-editors in chief. I have no doubt that they will do a fantastic job and continue the growth of the journal. I look forward to continued reading of ground breaking science and interesting case studies in their care.

Dale Rucker, 2020 JEEG Editor

JEEG December, 2020 Articles Published Online

Victor E. Infante-Pacheco, Juan C. Montalvo-Arrieta, Ignacio Navarro de Leo´n and Fernando Velasco-Tapia
Improvement of Shallow Seismic Characterization Using the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD)
Method in Seismic Data Inversion: A Case Study of a Site in Northeast Mexico

Ata Eshaghzadeh and Alireza Hajian
Multivariable Modified Teaching Learning Based Optimization (MM-TLBO) Algorithm for Inverse
Modeling of Residual Gravity Anomaly Generated by Simple Geometric Shapes

Laura Sherrod, Heather Willever, Kim Shollenberger, Corey Potter, Roger Thorne and Ann Kline
Geophysical Investigations of United States Revolutionary War Era (1777–1778) Mass Burial Sites in Pennsylvania, USA

Jiawei Li, Zhenzhu Xi, Xingpeng Chen, He Wang, Xia Long, Sheng Zhou and Liang Wang
Ultralow Noise Low Offset Chopper Amplifier for Induction Coil Sensor to Detect Geomagnetic Field of 1
mHz to 1 kHz

Milad Mosharafi, SeyedBijan Mahbaz and Maurice B. Dusseault
Magnetic Data Pattern Features at Longitudinal Defect Sites in Rebars Scanned by a Passive Magnetic Inspection Technology

Xian-Xiang Wang and Ju-Zhi Deng
A Comparative Study on the Difference between the Multi-dipole Sources and Vector Synthesis Source

Mustafa Saribudak, Dale F. Rucker and Allan Haas
Electrical Resistivity Imaging near Abandoned Steel Oil Wells: Five Case Studies, USA

Mohammad Ali Iravani, Jacques Deparis, Hossein Davarzani, Ste´fan Colombano, Roger Gue´rin and Alexis Maineult
Complex Electrical Resistivity and Dielectric Permittivity Responses to Dense Non-aqueous Phase
Liquids’ Imbibition and Drainage in Porous Media: A Laboratory Study

Lichao Nie, Junfeng Shen, Pengfei Zhou, Zhengyu Liu, Yonghao Pang, Wei Zhou and Andong Chen
Cross-hole ERT Configuration Assessment for Boulder Detection: A Full-scale Physical Model Test

Near Surface Geophysical Letters

Weston J. Koehn, Stacey E. Tucker-Kulesza and David R. Steward
Characterizing Riverbed Heterogeneity across Shifts in River Discharge through Temporal Changes in Electrical Resistivity

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