Important deadlines

8 January 2021 – Notification to authors
25 February 2021 – Paper submissions due
8 April 2021 – Notifications to authors
25 April 2021 – Paper revisions due
10 May 2021 – Final decisions to authors

Paper submission

We are no longer accepting abstracts for the 55th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. Please follow the instructions below and use the provided templates to prepare and submit your paper(s).

Instructions to authors

Authors are required to submit papers by 25 February 2021. Please prepare your full paper and ensure that you upload it onto the submission site. You will also have to consent to the copyright release via the online paper system. Paper template and instructions can be found in the Paper Instruction Templates.

Notifications will be sent to the authors by 8 April 2021; at this point, papers can be (i) accepted, (ii) accepted with revisions, or (iii) rejected depending on technical quality, relevance to rock mechanics/geomechanics, and readability. Readability means understandable English. Papers requiring revisions must be resubmitted by 25 April 2021, and final decisions will be communicated to the authors by 10 May 2021.

Full delegate registration by at least one of the authors must be received by 10 May 2021 – papers for which no delegate payment has been received will not be included in the program or the proceedings. Individuals may register for up to two papers. Other symposium items such as technical tours or field trips may be added to the registration package at any time. A presentation slot – either oral on the podium or poster on the floor – will be assigned after submission and acceptance of the final paper and registration of the author.


Paper formatting guidelines (PDF)

Paper formatting guidelines (Word)

NOTE: The link to submit the full paper is provided in the abstract acceptance email sent out to authors.