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Underground Space

Underground Space, an international journal serving as a scientific forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of underground engineering, welcomes manuscripts that deal with original theories, methods, technologies, and important applications throughout the life-cycle of underground projects, including planning, design, operation and maintenance, disaster prevention, and demolition. The journal is particularly interested in manuscripts related to the latest development of smart underground engineering from the perspectives of resilience, resources saving, environmental friendliness, humanity, and artificial intelligence. The manuscripts are expected to have significant innovation and potential impact in the field of underground engineering, and should have clear association with or application in underground projects. The following are some examples about whether or not a manuscript is considered within the scope of this journal:

  • A manuscript on constitutive modeling with no significant connection with underground space is out of the scope of the journal, but a manuscript about constitutive modeling for solving underground space problems such as predicting tunnel deformation and stability is considered within the scope of the journal.
  • A manuscript on piling engineering with no significant connection with underground space is out of the scope of the journal, but a manuscript about the interactions between piles and underground structures such as tunnels is considered within the scope of the journal.
  • A manuscript on slope stability with no significant connection with underground space is out of the scope of the journal, but a manuscript about the interaction between slopes and underground structures such as tunnels is considered within the scope of the journal.

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Editor-in-Chief: Hehua Zhu, Antonio Bobet, Teruo Nakai
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Journal Metrics
CiteScore: 3.0
CiteScore:
: 3.0
CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g. 2016-2019) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of these documents in these same four years (e.g. 2016 – 19).
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.830
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
2019: 1.830
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.666
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
2019: 0.666
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Imprint: KeAi
ISSN: 2096-2754
e-ISSN: 2467-9674
CN: 31-2130
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