JEEG Report, Regular Columns, Vol 25.3

JEEG Report – September 2020

The Journal of Environmental & Engineering GEOPHYSICS

It almost feels like the summer that never was. While in most years we use the summer break from school to conduct field experiments, this year has been a  complete dud. At least   it has been for me, as I have been sitting here in the spare bedroom/makeshift office for the past six months. It has been difficult to get in the field with all of the restrictions over the pandemic. The restrictions, of course, are justified; no one wants to catch the Coronavirus. I can already start to see the effects of the restrictions and lower than  normal field  work as papers covering field case studies start to go down and those describing numerical and laboratory experiments go up. Personally, that has been my focus, along with combing through old datasets to tease out even more detail than the first go-around of investigations. Regardless if  your dataset  is old or new, if you have a novel approach of modeling and interpretation, we would gladly host it in JEEG.

I would also like to take this space in the journal to remind everyone about the Near Surface Geophysical Letter (NSGL) option for publishing in JEEG. The NSGL is a short communication typically slated for rapidly evolving research or case studies that may not be extremely novel, but interesting nonetheless. Another advantage of  publishing with a  NSGL  is that reviews occur relatively rapidly with a short publication cycle. For example, a NSGL recently submitted in early August received reviews back in less than 30 days and you will likely see it in print for the December issue. There are a few restrictions for the NSGL, such as the word and figure count which cannot exceed 2000 and 4, respectively. Converting an old SAGEEP extended abstract is also an easy way to publish a NSGL in JEEG.

Dale Rucker, Editor.

Editor’s Note

Dale Rucker, PhD
JEEG Editor-in-Chief Chief
Technical Officer,
Tucson, AZ

The Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG), published four times each year, is the EEGS peer reviewed and Science Citation Index (SCI®)-listed journal dedicated to near-surface geophysics. It is available in print by subscription, and is one of a select group of journals available through GeoScienceWorld ( It is also available to EEGS members who select the membership type that includes a printed JEEG. Also the pub is available via SEG’s Digital Library. Under Editor’s note, the URL for submitting is JEEG is one of

the major benefits of an EEGS membership. Information regarding preparing and submitting JEEG articles is available at

The Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) is the flagship publication of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS). All topics related to geophysics are viable candidates for publication in JEEG, although its primary emphasis is on the theory and application of geophysical techniques

for environmental, engineering, and mining applications.

There is no page limit, and no page charges  for the first ten journal pages of an article. The review process is relatively quick; articles are often published within a year of submission.

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