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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
17 Nov 2022
Improving models to predict holocellulose and Klason lignin contents for peat soil organic matter with mid-infrared spectra
Henning Teickner and Klaus-Holger Knorr
SOIL, 8, 699–715, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-699-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-699-2022, 2022
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11 Nov 2022
Soil minerals mediate climatic control of soil C cycling on annual to centennial timescales
Jeffrey Prescott Beem-Miller, Craig Rasmussen, Alison May Hoyt, Marion Schrumpf, Georg Guggenberger, and Susan Trumbore
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1083,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1083, 2022
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04 Nov 2022
Biochar promotes soil aggregate stability and associated organic carbon sequestration, and regulates microbial community structures in Mollisols from Northeast China
Jing Sun, Xinrui Lu, Guoshuang Chen, Nana Luo, Qilin Zhang, and Xiujun Li
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1084,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1084, 2022
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04 Nov 2022
Quantification of the effects of long-term straw return on soil organic matter spatiotemporal variation: A case study in typical black soil region
Yang Yan, Wenjun Ji, Baoguo Li, Guiman Wang, Songchao Chen, Dehai Zhu, and Zhong Liu
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-963,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-963, 2022
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03 Nov 2022
Elemental stoichiometry and Rock-Eval® thermal stability of organic matter in French topsoils
Amicie A. Delahaie, Pierre Barré, François Baudin, Dominique Arrouays, Antonio Bispo, Line Boulonne, Claire Chenu, Claudy Jolivet, Manuel P. Martin, Céline Ratié, Nicolas P. A. Saby, Florence Savignac, and Lauric Cécillon
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1130,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-1130, 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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