Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal. This is for publications from January 1, 2020 onwards.

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

User Rights
Permitted reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):
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 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

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Open Access Publication Fee
A fee of USD 1,000 (excluding taxes) is payable by the author or research funder to cover the costs associated with publication. Please submit a signed Open Access Policy Agreement with your manuscript.

Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees by their funding body.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to the Japanese Geotechnical Society, 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.

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