The DFI Journal: Call for Papers 

January 15, 2013, Hawthorne NJ: The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is issuing a call for papers for The DFI Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of practice-oriented, high quality papers related to the broad area of deep foundations engineering. The DFI Journal is in its seventh year of publication.

Original papers are welcome on topics of interest to the geo-professional community related to all systems designed and constructed for the support of heavy structures and excavations including different piling systems, drilled shafts, slurry walls, ground improvement systems, soil mixing, soil nailing and anchors. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on new and emerging topics related to innovative construction technologies, marine foundations, retaining systems, cutoff wall systems, and seismic retrofit.Case studies involving foundation systems with technical data support are encouraged. Other principal types of papers include practice-oriented papers, opinion papers, technical notes, discussions and book reviews.

Full draft papers up to 20 pages in length (after formatting) can be submitted to for review. The DFI Journal Editorial Board reviews submitted papers and contacts authors whose papers are being considered for publication in current or future editions of the DFI Journal; arranging full reviews and edits in order to complete their final paper. Authors of papers accepted for publication are required to sign a copyright license agreement.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.