To submit your article to Open Geomechanics please click here and create an account.

We only accept papers as LaTeX documents for ease of formatting and due to our hosting platform. If you use the online LaTeX editor Overleaf, you can find our template here, please make a copy of this template and edit as appropriate. An offline version of the template will be available soon.

Accepted papers will be distributed with a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA license, and LaTeX sources are made available to readers, to facilitate accessibility.

Author's rights are retained by authors.


Open Geomechanics takes reviewing seriously. We use a double blind review system, where the author information is hidden from reviewers, and vice versa. However, this anonymity exists only until a paper is accepted. After acceptance, any reviewers who recommend the paper for publication can have their names displayed on the paper (or can choose to remain anonymous). Additionally, an edited version of the reviews themselves will be attached to the paper upon publication.

Style guide

There is an Open Geomechanics latex style (see Overleaf above).

Paper layout

There are no minimum or maximum page or figure numbers for publication in Open Geomechanics. 

Image formats

We prefer vector graphics, such as the pdf and eps file formats, but will take anything that compiles into the LaTeX source code and is legible, clear and informative.

Cover image for use on website

Please select one of your figures, or an additional figure, to be used as a cover image on the website as a graphical abstract. The number of browsers who read your paper is likely to be proportional to the quality of this image.


To be considered for authorship of a paper, we have adopted the ICMJE recommendations, which state that all authors must satisfy all four of:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.