All accepted abstracts will be published online on the Clay Conference 2017 website.

Publication of full papers (after the conference)
As was the case for the previous conferences, the Scientific Committee will continue the tradition of working towards publishing full papers in special issues of scientific journals, after a classical review process.

All contributions (both poster and oral presentations) may qualify for publication. These should be submitted as full papers no later than 1 December 2017 and will be subject to the journal-specific review process.

Four journals have expressed interest in publishing selected papers from the conference:

  • Clay Minerals, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Associate Guest Editor: R. Dohrmann(and team).
  • Geological Society of London, Special Publications. Guest Editor S. Norris (and team).
  • Geomechanics for energy and the Environment (Elsevier). Managing/Associate Guest Editor A. Gens (and team).

Please let us know no later than Friday, 15 September if you would like to submit a paper for publication, indicating a provisional title, a list of co-authors if applicable and the journal of your choice.

Clay Conference 2015: Current status of publication
Clay Minerals, 51(2) includes 13 papers presented in Brussels, together with a preface putting the various topics into context. Full papers are available free of charge at

Furthermore, papers have been published in the Special publication SP 443 of the Geological Society of London entitled “Radioactive Waste Confinement: Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers”.

The abstracts are available at Full papers are available to subscribers as well as on a pay-per-view basis.