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Executive editors: Engracia Madejón Rodríguez, John Quinton, Johan Six, Kristof Van Oost & Jeanette Whitaker
eISSN: SOIL 2199-398X, SOILD 2199-3998

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.).

IF value: 6.373
IF6.373
IF 5-year value: 6.843
IF 5-year6.843
CiteScore value: 7.2
CiteScore7.2
h5-index value: 27
h5-index27
Recent papers
29 Jul 2022
An open Soil Structure Library based on X-ray CT data
Ulrich Weller, Lukas Albrecht, Steffen Schlüter, and Hans-Jörg Vogel
SOIL, 8, 507–515, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-507-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-507-2022, 2022
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28 Jul 2022
Soil nutrient contents and stoichiometry within aggregate size classes varied with tea plantation age and soil depth in southern Guangxi in China
Ling Mao, Shaoming Ye, and Shengqiang Wang
SOIL, 8, 487–505, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-487-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-487-2022, 2022
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27 Jul 2022
Masked diversity and contrasting soil processes in tropical seagrass meadows: the control of environmental settings
Gabriel Nuto Nóbrega, Xosé L. Otero, Danilo Jefferson Romero, Hermano Melo Queiroz, Daniel Gorman, Margareth da Silva Copertino, Marisa de Cássia Piccolo, and Tiago Osório Ferreira
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-466,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-466, 2022
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Jul 2022
Biotic factors dominantly determine soil inorganic carbon stock across Tibetan alpine grasslands
Junxiao Pan, Jinsong Wang, Dashuan Tian, Ruiyang Zhang, Yang Li, Lei Song, Jiaming Yang, Chunxue Wei, and Shuli Niu
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-562,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-562, 2022
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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18 Jul 2022
Miniaturised visible and near-infrared spectrometers for assessing soil health indicators in mine site rehabilitation
Zefang Shen, Haylee D'Agui, Lewis Walden, Mingxi Zhang, Tsoek Man Yiu, Kingsley Dixon, Paul Nevill, Adam Cross, Mohana Matangulu, Yang Hu, and Raphael A. Viscarra Rossel
SOIL, 8, 467–486, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-467-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-467-2022, 2022
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Highlight articles
20 Jan 2022
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Rhizodeposition efficiency of pearl millet genotypes assessed on a short growing period by carbon isotopes (δ13C and F14C)
Papa Mamadou Sitor Ndour, Christine Hatté, Wafa Achouak, Thierry Heulin, and Laurent Cournac
SOIL, 8, 49–57, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-49-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-49-2022, 2022
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29 Jun 2021
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Continental-scale controls on soil organic carbon across sub-Saharan Africa
Sophie F. von Fromm, Alison M. Hoyt, Markus Lange, Gifty E. Acquah, Ermias Aynekulu, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Stephan M. Haefele, Steve P. McGrath, Keith D. Shepherd, Andrew M. Sila, Johan Six, Erick K. Towett, Susan E. Trumbore, Tor-G. Vågen, Elvis Weullow, Leigh A. Winowiecki, and Sebastian Doetterl
SOIL, 7, 305–332, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-305-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-305-2021, 2021
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14 Jun 2021
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SoilGrids 2.0: producing soil information for the globe with quantified spatial uncertainty
Laura Poggio, Luis M. de Sousa, Niels H. Batjes, Gerard B. M. Heuvelink, Bas Kempen, Eloi Ribeiro, and David Rossiter
SOIL, 7, 217–240, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-217-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-217-2021, 2021
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02 Jun 2021
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Oxygen isotope exchange between water and carbon dioxide in soils is controlled by pH, nitrate and microbial biomass through links to carbonic anhydrase activity
Sam P. Jones, Aurore Kaisermann, Jérôme Ogée, Steven Wohl, Alexander W. Cheesman, Lucas A. Cernusak, and Lisa Wingate
SOIL, 7, 145–159, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-145-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-145-2021, 2021
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07 Dec 2020
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Iron and aluminum association with microbially processed organic matter via meso-density aggregate formation across soils: organo-metallic glue hypothesis
Rota Wagai, Masako Kajiura, and Maki Asano
SOIL, 6, 597–627, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-597-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-597-2020, 2020
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News
14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

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

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

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

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

07 Jun 2022 EGU and Copernicus announce new inclusive name change policy for all EGU journals

Today the European Geosciences Union and Copernicus Publications are announcing sweeping new changes, that will give our authors the ability to make vital alterations to their names in previously published scientific literature. This new policy will allow authors to retrospectively update previous publications with their current names, including conference abstracts, preprints, and peer-reviewed articles.

Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.