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Executive editors: Jorge Mataix-Solera, John Quinton, Johan Six, Kristof Van Oost & Jeanette Whitaker

SOIL is a not-for-profit 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.).

Recent papers
03 Aug 2020
Modeling soil and landscape evolution – the effect of rainfall and land-use change on soil and landscape patterns
W. Marijn van der Meij, Arnaud J. A. M. Temme, Jakob Wallinga, and Michael Sommer
SOIL, 6, 337–358, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-337-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-337-2020, 2020
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23 Jul 2020
Effects of microplastic and microglass particles on soil microbial community structure in an arable soil (Chernozem)
Katja Wiedner and Steven Polifka
SOIL, 6, 315–324, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-315-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-315-2020, 2020
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23 Jul 2020
Soil fertility along toposequences of the East India Plateau and implications for productivity, fertiliser use, and sustainability
Peter S. Cornish, Ashok Kumar, and Sudipta Das
SOIL, 6, 325–336, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-325-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-325-2020, 2020
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23 Jul 2020
Oxygen isotope exchange between water and carbon dioxide in soils is controlled by pH, nitrate availability and microbial biomass through links to carbonic anhydrase activity
Sam P. Jones, Aurore Kaisermann, Jerome Ogee, Steven Wohl, Alexander W. Cheesman, Lucas A. Cernusak, and Lisa Wingate
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-44,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-44, 2020
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17 Jul 2020
Switch of fungal to bacterial degradation in natural, drained and rewetted oligotrophic peatlands reflected in δ15N and fatty acid composition
Miriam Groß-Schmölders, Pascal von Sengbusch, Jan Paul Krüger, Kristy Klein, Axel Birkholz, Jens Leifeld, and Christine Alewell
SOIL, 6, 299–313, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-299-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-299-2020, 2020
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Highlight articles
06 Apr 2020
Ramped thermal analysis for isolating biologically meaningful soil organic matter fractions with distinct residence times
Jonathan Sanderman and A. Stuart Grandy
SOIL, 6, 131–144, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-131-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-131-2020, 2020
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06 Mar 2020
Time-lapse monitoring of root water uptake using electrical resistivity tomography and mise-à-la-masse: a vineyard infiltration experiment
Benjamin Mary, Luca Peruzzo, Jacopo Boaga, Nicola Cenni, Myriam Schmutz, Yuxin Wu, Susan S. Hubbard, and Giorgio Cassiani
SOIL, 6, 95–114, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-95-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-95-2020, 2020
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11 Feb 2020
Variations in soil chemical and physical properties explain basin-wide Amazon forest soil carbon concentrations
Carlos Alberto Quesada, Claudia Paz, Erick Oblitas Mendoza, Oliver Lawrence Phillips, Gustavo Saiz, and Jon Lloyd
SOIL, 6, 53–88, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-53-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-53-2020, 2020
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06 Feb 2020
Machine learning and soil sciences: a review aided by machine learning tools
José Padarian, Budiman Minasny, and Alex B. McBratney
SOIL, 6, 35–52, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-35-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-35-2020, 2020
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31 Jan 2020
Identification of new microbial functional standards for soil quality assessment
Sören Thiele-Bruhn, Michael Schloter, Berndt-Michael Wilke, Lee A. Beaudette, Fabrice Martin-Laurent, Nathalie Cheviron, Christian Mougin, and Jörg Römbke
SOIL, 6, 17–34, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-17-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-17-2020, 2020
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News
09 Jul 2020 First Impact Factor for SOIL

We are delighted to announce that SOIL has received its first Impact Factor from Clarivate Analytics.

09 Jul 2020 First Impact Factor for SOIL

We are delighted to announce that SOIL has received its first Impact Factor from Clarivate Analytics.

29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

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