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Executive editors: Jorge Mataix-Solera, Lily Pereg, John Quinton, Johan Six & Kristof Van Oost
SOIL is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research in the field of soil system sciences.
SOIL is at the interface between the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. SOIL publishes scientific research that contributes to understanding the soil system and its interaction with humans and the entire Earth system. The scope of the journal includes all topics that fall within the study of soil science as a discipline, with an emphasis on studies that integrate soil science with other sciences (hydrology, agronomy, socio-economics, health sciences, atmospheric sciences, etc.).
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16 Nov 2018
Multi-source data integration for soil mapping using deep learning
Alexandre M. J.-C. Wadoux, José Padarian, and Budiman Minasny
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2018-39,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2018-39, 2018
Manuscript under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
07 Nov 2018
Spatial assessments of soil organic carbon for stakeholder decision-making – a case study from Kenya
Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Leigh Ann Winowiecki, Constance Neely, Sabrina Chesterman, and Mieke Bourne
SOIL, 4, 259-266, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-259-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-259-2018, 2018
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01 Nov 2018
Effect of deforestation and subsequent land use management on soil carbon stocks in the South American Chaco
Natalia Andrea Osinaga, Carina Rosa Álvarez, and Miguel Angel Taboada
SOIL, 4, 251-257, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-251-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-251-2018, 2018
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01 Nov 2018
Soil lacquer peel DIY: simply capturing beauty
Cathelijne R. Stoof, Jasper H. J. Candel, Laszlo van der Wal, and Gert Peek
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2018-27,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2018-27, 2018
Manuscript under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Oct 2018
Aluminium and base cation chemistry in dynamic acidification models – need for a reappraisal?
Jon Petter Gustafsson, Salim Belyazid, Eric McGivney, and Stefan Löfgren
SOIL, 4, 237-250, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-237-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-237-2018, 2018
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Highlight articles
07 Nov 2018
Spatial assessments of soil organic carbon for stakeholder decision-making – a case study from Kenya
Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Leigh Ann Winowiecki, Constance Neely, Sabrina Chesterman, and Mieke Bourne
SOIL, 4, 259-266, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-259-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-259-2018, 2018
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15 Mar 2018
A systemic approach for modeling soil functions
Hans-Jörg Vogel, Stephan Bartke, Katrin Daedlow, Katharina Helming, Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Birgit Lang, Eva Rabot, David Russell, Bastian Stößel, Ulrich Weller, Martin Wiesmeier, and Ute Wollschläger
SOIL, 4, 83-92, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-83-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-83-2018, 2018
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01 Mar 2017
Soil conservation in the 21st century: why we need smart agricultural intensification
Gerard Govers, Roel Merckx, Bas van Wesemael, and Kristof Van Oost
SOIL, 3, 45-59, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-45-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-45-2017, 2017
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25 Oct 2016
Leaf waxes in litter and topsoils along a European transect
Imke K. Schäfer, Verena Lanny, Jörg Franke, Timothy I. Eglinton, Michael Zech, Barbora Vysloužilová, and Roland Zech
SOIL, 2, 551-564, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-551-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-551-2016, 2016
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04 Jul 2016
The impact of ancestral heath management on soils and landscapes: a reconstruction based on paleoecological analyses of soil records in the central and southeastern Netherlands
Marieke Doorenbosch and Jan M. van Mourik
SOIL, 2, 311-324, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-311-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-311-2016, 2016
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News
05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space,
and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) - not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space,
and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) - not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

07 Nov 2017 SOIL indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of SOIL and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

07 Nov 2017 SOIL indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of SOIL and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

10 Oct 2017 Obituary for Dr Barry Rawlins

SOIL readers and EGU members will be sad to learn that Dr Barry Rawlins died on Friday 29th September two years after being diagnosed with cancer.

10 Oct 2017 Obituary for Dr Barry Rawlins

SOIL readers and EGU members will be sad to learn that Dr Barry Rawlins died on Friday 29th September two years after being diagnosed with cancer.

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