Print ISSN: 1937-5247 Online ISSN: 1937-5255

Frequency: Bi-annually and continuously as preprint online

Print ISSN: 1937-5247 Online ISSN: 1937-5255

Frequency: Bi-annually and continuously as preprint online

DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute

Book Review Guidelines

The DFI Journal welcomes reviews pertaining to technical literature within the general scope of topics presented in the DFI Journal. This includes reviews of books, reports, white papers, guidance documents, online and in-print media, and others. Please note that reviews or discussions of technical journal papers (i.e., Research Papers) are to be submitted as “Discussion” and do not fall into the category of “Reviews”.

Reviews should offer a focused critical discussion that is informative and engaging. In the case of any visual media, innovative presentational formats, including good quality images or web-links to online audio/visual material, are encouraged. Please consider the international and diverse readership of the DFI Journal.

Style Guidance:
A review should be between 1000-2000 words, and up to 5 figures or tables (as needed). The authors of a review submission are asked to follow the same formatting guidelines as authors of DFI Journal papers (see author guidelines). This includes full author information as indicated in this template, presentation of figures and tables, and formatting of references.

Content Guidance:
Authors are asked to follow the general guidance to prepare their review by:

  • Introducing the book/report/document.
  • Outlining its contents.
  • Highlighting parts of the publication by selecting particular chapters or themes.
  • Presenting the contribution, the publication makes to current state of art and state of practice.
  • Identifying any controversial positions taken by the author/s.
  • Discussing the level of expertise and knowledge required by the reader to appreciate the book’s (or piece’s) content.
  • Giving a detailed summary.

Submission Process:
Please submit your review to the journal using the online submission process:
Please login using your author credentials (or create an author account if you are not registered with the Editorial Manager). Please select “Review” as your paper type when submitting.

Anne Lemnitzer.
Associate Professor, University of California Irvine, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 4135 Engineering Gateway, Irvine, CA, 92617, Email:

Tim Siegel.
CEO and Senior Principal, Dan Brown and Associates, 6424 Baum Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919, Email: