Llanegwad, Carmarthenshire on the A40 by Terradat

Guidance for Paper Submission

Abstract submission for the Geo-Resilience 2023 Conference is now closed. 

Full Paper submission for the Geo-Resilience 2023 Conference is now closed. 

Authors experiencing problems with the submission process should contact

  • All submissions will be peer reviewed.
  • Authors will be notified of paper acceptance or rejection, together with any required revisions, by 16th January 2023.
  • Authors having to undertake revisions following review will need to complete these by 30th January 2023.


At least one author from each accepted final paper must register for the conference prior to publication.

The proceedings will be published in electronic format, thus forming a substantial on-line reference document for geotechnical engineering related to Geo-Resilience.

Instructions to Submitting Authors

  1. A paper must be prepared using the Geo-Resilience 2023 MS word template, which can be downloaded from this page.
  2. Authors should follow the instructions for authors, which can be read further down on this page. Papers are limited to 7 pages of text and figures. Papers which do not meet the formatting or page length requirements will be rejected.


By submitting a paper, the authors accept the following terms of copyright:

  1. The copyright of the papers shall be vested in the paper authors,
  2. The Proceedings Publisher has the sole and exclusive right and license to produce and publish in both conventional and electronic formats themselves and further to license the Proceedings for sale in all languages in the United Kingdom and throughout the world for the legal term of the copyright;
  3. After 12 months from the date of the conference, the BGA has the right to make the papers available to BGA members via the BGA website; and
  4. After 12 months from the date of the conference the BGA has the right to make the papers available via an Open Access arrangement.

A copyright agreement form will be later provided to authors and must be submitted at the time of acceptance of revised papers.

Guidelines for Papers

A paper template can be downloaded here: Geo-Resilience 2023 Paper Template

Paper submissions must be done via the full paper submission site, papers not submitted via the site by the deadline will not be accepted. 

Full Paper Format

All papers must be written in English, and follow this paper template (Microsoft Word file), which can be downloaded here.

All papers should include a title, author names and affiliations, and a corresponding author. The paper must have an abstract 200 to 300 words in length, and should have an introduction, main body, conclusions, and (as appropriate) references, tables and figures. Papers must not exceed seven pages in length. Using the full seven pages and the set paper template, papers will be around 3000 words with associated figures, tables and references. A single column format has been adopted to encourage use of larger full-page-width figures and graphs to illustrate monitoring data and results.

Following this template, papers must use 10-point Calibri font, with a justified format, single line spacing and 6-point gap after each paragraph. Papers should be formatted to an A4 paper size (21.0 x 29.7 cm), with 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins around the full page. Referencing should follow the Harvard style (see examples at the end of the template). Figures and tables should be placed as close to their reference point in the text as possible. All figures and tables must have titles and must be referenced from within the text. The length and formatting guidelines will be strictly enforced. Before submitting your paper, please ensure that it has been carefully read for typographical and grammatical errors.

Completed papers should be submitted to the conference website by Monday 12th December 2022, 10am GMT. Each paper will undergo peer review, and the submitting author will be contacted with any revisions and amendments that need to be made. Papers will be made available electronically to participants during the symposium, and after the event will be electronically published in pdf form and become publicly available. If you have any queries regarding your paper, please contact the Geo-Resilience2023 organising team at

If you have any queries please contact the conference organizing committee via