From 1970 to 2020: 50th Anniversary of “Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment” – the IAEG’s Scientific Journal
Reşat Ulusay, Louis N. Y. Wong
Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment
“Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology” and “Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment”, as its previous and recent names, respectively, is the official journal of the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) and created in 1970, six years after the establishment of IAEG. Since only a few international associations have their own scientific and technical journals, the value of the Bulletin increased day by day. Starting as a simple artisanal publication, the Bulletin became a scientific reference among the most respected journals in the fields of engineering geology, the environment and other geoscience. This year, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Bulletin. It has been great honor and pleasure for the two Editors-in-Chief of the Bulletin, to have compiled and written this article celebrating its 50th Anniversary.
In this article, following section 2 on the brief history of the Bulletin, the purpose and scope of the Bulletin are described in section 3. A brief history of the Editors-in-Chief (EiC) of the Bulletin and its Editorial Board through 50 years and the distribution of the Editorial Board members with respect to countries/regions are given in section 4. Section 5 includes brief information on the Hans Cloos Medal (the most prestigious medal given by IAEG) Lecture Papers published in the Bulletin. In section 6, the A&I services covering the Bulletin, and the impact of the Bulletin are provided. The Impact Factors (IFs) of the Bulletin are compared against some other well-known journals in Engineering-Geological category. The paper submission and evaluation procedures are described in section 7. Finally, in section 8, some statistical assessments on the submissions and the publication plan for the Bulletin are given and briefly discussed.