The DFI Journal is an international peer-reviewed publication that supports authors whose research and practice covers a broad range of subjects on deep foundation engineering and construction. We take a particular interest in research and case studies related to all systems designed and constructed for the support of heavy structures and excavations.
Topics we publish include:
- Driven and drilled piling systems
- Slurry walls
- Ground improvement geosystems
- Soil mixing
- Soil nailing and anchors
We also welcome papers that explore emerging topics related to:
- Innovative construction technologies
- Marine foundations
- Innovative retaining systems
- Cutoff wall systems
- Seismic retrofit
Submissions can take the form of case histories, state-of-the-practice reviews and innovative applications.
We support all submissions though a single-blind peer review process. For more information on contributing a manuscript visit our Instructions for Authors page.
DFI Journal articles are abstracted and indexed in Scopus, meaning your research will be available in one of the world's most prestigious databases.
The DFI Journal is an official journal of the Deep Foundations Institute meaning your research will be available to all their international members.
The prestigious and experienced members of our international Editorial Board will guide you from submission to publication.
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The Journal is available online to DFI members at no cost by signing-in to MyDFI. Members and nonmembers can order printed copies of the 2007-2013 volumes of the Journal from the publications page of www.dfi.org; members at preferential rates. Subscriptions to the Journal are available.
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