Open Access

This journal is a peer reviewed, subsidized open access journal where Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering pays for the publishing costs incurred by the journal. Authors do not have to pay any Article Processing Charge or Open Access Publication Fee. Peer review under the responsibility of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering.

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0):
Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering, but will have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

Publishing Schedule
This journal is published quarterly per year.

Contact Detail
Editorial Office of Rock Mechanics Bulletin
Dr. Fengshou Zhang
Phone: +86-10-62660939
Address: Suite A2, Baoyuan Apartment, 16 Qinghuadong Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China

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