Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG)

The JEEG; ISSN 1083-1363) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS). JEEG welcomes manuscripts on new developments in near-surface geophysics applied to environmental, engineering, and mining issues as well as novel near-surface geophysics case histories. JEEG is published four times a year and is delivered, in print, to EEGS members.  It is also available online.  It is listed in the Science Citation Index.  JEEG's Journal Impact Factor: 1.52 (SCIMAGO) and 1.39 (SCOPUS), JEEG's highest since inception.  

JEEG Editor-in Chief
The current JEEG Editor is Dale Rucker.  Any questions related to content, schedule, or production, can be relayed to him: [email protected].  

Call for Papers for the special issue on Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies in the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG)

Dear Colleagues:

As the Guest Editors, Profs. Lanbo Liu (UConn) and Rongyi Qian (CUG-Beijing) invite you to submit papers under the theme of “Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies” (GUUSS) to be published as a special issue in Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG, 2017 Impact Factor:1.52) for its June 2019 issue.

All papers on planning and design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation pertinent to the development of Urban Underground Space are welcome. All papers presented at the special session on ‘Urban Underground Space’ sessions of SAGEEP2018 are encouraged to submit, with the expansion and completion with more rigorous description of the development of the algorithm with case study support. Research papers on this topic which did not presented at SAGEEP2018 are also welcome to submit.

The authors can submit their manuscript to The author should state in the cover letter that the manuscript is for the special issue: “Geophysics for Urban Underground Space Studies”. All submitted papers will be reviewed by two peers and one of the guest editors to assure high standard set by JEEG. The review process for this special issue is quicker than the regular issues and we expect fast turn-around and the wrap-up by the end of 2018.

The authors should be aware that JEEG charges for color figures ($100 USD per figure), so there should be a statement in the cover letter to make it clear that the authors are willing to pay the color figure fee. Otherwise, grayscale figures are free.

There are two options for publication, both of which are a peer reviewed publication with all of the privileges held by such: A regular research article of at least 3000 words and generally 1-2x figures per 1000 words; and a Near Surface Geophysical Letter (NSGL), a shorter communication that advances emerging research and case studies. We ask that for NSGL, the size be limited to 2000 words and up to 4 figures.

The First Submission: August 31, 2018
The Second, Revisied Submission: November 30, 2018
Final acceptance date: December 31, 2018.

Dale Rucker, JEEG Editor

Manuscript Submission Site
2017 JEEG Production Schedule
Scientific Writing Workshop: How to Publish your Findings Presented at SAGEEP 2017 by Dale Rucker, Editor, JEEG

Color Figures in Manuscripts
The costs for printing figures in color will be passed on to the authors. There are two options for color: 1) online only and 2) hard copy print. A completed order form and payment must be submitted to the EEGS business office no later than 10 days after the first galley proof corrections are submitted. Print and Online Color Figure(s) Order Form.

Author Information Packet
The online manuscript submission and publication process is handled by Allen Press. Submit your article to Other important documents for publication are available below:

JEEG Style Guide alt
Copyright release form alt
Color figure order form alt
Allen Press Guide for Figures alt
Allen Press Verifig figure verification instructions alt
Keyword form alt
Example manuscript submission alt (note headings, references, figure creation with grayscale contours, author information, line numbers, page numbers)

Author Benefits and Awards

JEEG presents two opportunities for published authors: a free membership to EEGS and an opportunity to win the yearly Best Paper Award in honor of Alan Witten. The free membership is given at the time of the notification and is limited to three authors per paper. For work to be published in the March, June, or September issues, membership is provided for the calendar year of the issue. For work published in the December issue, membership begins the following calendar year. The Best Paper Award is decided by the EEGS board of directors after a recommendation from the current JEEG editor. The award is presented yearly at SAGEEP.