Instructions to Authors

Paper Contribution, Technical notes and Discussions – Instructions to Authors

SEAGS & AGSSEA encourage the submission of scholarly and practice-oriented articles to its journal. The journal is published quarterly. Both sponsors of the journal, the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society and the Association of Geotechnical Societies in Southeast Asia, promote the ideals and goals of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechhnical Engineering in fostering communications, developing insights and enabling the advancement of the geotechnical engineering discipline. Thus the publishing ethics followed is similar to other leading geotechnical journals. Standard ethical behaviour of the authors, the editor and his editorial panel, the reviewers and the publishers is followed.

Before you submit an article, please review the guidelines stated herein for the manuscript preparation and submission procedures. Paper template is available upon request. Geotechnical Engineering Journal accepts submissions via electronic.

The manuscript file (text, tables and figures) in both words and pdf format together with the submission letter should be submitted to the Secretariat and copied to the Editor-in-Chief, Geotechnical Engineering Journal, c/o School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Room no. 211, AIT Library, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand. Email: Papers under review, accepted for publication or published elsewhere are not accepted.

The guidelines for authors are as follows:

1. The manuscript including abstract of not more than 150 words and references must be typed in Times New Roman 9 on one side of A4 paper with a margin of 25 mm on each side. The abstract should be written clearly stating the purpose, scope of work and procedure adopted together with the major findings including a summary of the conclusions.

2. The paper title must not exceed 50 characters including spaces.

3. The maximum length of papers in the print format of the Journal is 12 two-column pages in single-spaced in Tines New Roman 9 including figures and tables. A Journal page contains approximately 1,040 words. Authors can approximate manuscript length by counting the number of words on a typical manuscript page and multiplying that by the number of total pages (except for tables and figures). Add word-equivalents for figures and tables by estimating the portion of the journal page each will occupy when reduced to fit on a 160 mm x 240 mm journal page. A figure reduced to one-quarter of a page would be 260 word-equivalents. When reduced, the figure must be legible and its type size no smaller than 6 point font (after reduction).

4. Figures: Line art should be submitted in black ink or laser printed; halftones and color should be original glossy art. Figures should be submitted at final width i.e. 90 mm for one column and 185 mm for two columns. The font of the legends should be in Times New Roman and should use capital letters for the first letter of the first word only and use lower case for the rest of the words. Background screening and grids are not acceptable.

5. Each table must be typed on one side of a single sheet of paper.

6. All mathematics must be typewritten and special symbols identified. Letter symbols should be defined when they first appear.

7. The paper must have an introduction and end with a set of conclusions.

8. Practical applications should be included, if appropriate.

9. If experimental data and/or relations fitted to measurements are presented, the uncertainty of the results must be stated. The uncertainty must include both systematic (bias) errors and imprecisions.

10. Authors need not be Society members. Each author’s full name, Society membership grade (if applicable), present title and affiliation and complete mailing address must appear as a footnote at the bottom of the first page of the paper.

11. Journal papers submitted are subject to peer review before acceptance for publication.

12. Each author must use SI (International System) units and units acceptable in SI. Other units may be given in parentheses or in an appendix.

13. Maximum of five keywords should be given.


American Petroleum Institute (API) (1993). Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and
Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms – Working Stress Design, API Recommended Practice
2AWSD (RP 2A-WSD), 20th edition, 1993, p191

Earth, J.B., and Geo, W.P. (2011) “Asian Geotechnical amongst Authors of Conference Publications”,
Proceedings of Int. Conference on Asian Geotechnical, publisher, city, pp 133-137.

Finn WDL and Fujita N. (2002) “Piles in liquefiable soils: seismic analysis and design issues,
“Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 22, Issues 9-12, pp731-742

15. Discussions on a published paper shall be made in the same format and submitted within six months of its appearance and closing discussion will be published within twelve months.

Template for Preparation of Full Paper

Guide for Publication of Discussion and Authors’ Replies for Papers on the SEAGS & AGSSEA Journal

template-full-paperThis template provides you with an example of the layout and style, which we wish you to adopt during the preparation of your paper. Please, make an abstract as short as possible (5~8 lines). Authors of papers to proceedings have to type these in a form suitable for direct photographic reproduction by the publisher. In order to ensure uniform style throughout the volume, all the papers have to be prepared strictly according to the instructions set in this template.

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For additional information, please write to:

The Secretariat, SEAGS
Room 211, AIT Library
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120, THAILAND

Ir. Kenny Yee
Hon. Secretary General
Association of Geotechnical Societies in Southeast Asia
c/o Menard Geosystems Sdn Bhd
No. 15-2 Jalan USJ 10/1E
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Tel: (60) 03 5632 1581
Fax: (60) 03 5632 1582

IEM Training Centre Sdn. Bhd.
No. 33-1A, Jalan SS 52/18
P.O. Box 224 (Jalan Sultan)
46200 Petaling Jaya, SelangorDarul Ehsan, MALAYSIA
Tel: (60) 03 7958 6851
Fax: (60) 03 79582851

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