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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.).

IF value: 3.343
IF3.343
IF 5-year value: 4.963
IF 5-year4.963
CiteScore value: 9.6
CiteScore9.6
Recent papers
26 Feb 2021
Aluminous clay and pedogenic Fe oxides modulate aggregation and related carbon contents in soils of the humid tropics
Maximilian Kirsten, Robert Mikutta, Didas N. Kimaro, Karl-Heinz Feger, and Karsten Kalbitz
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-98,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-98, 2021
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22 Feb 2021
Developing the Swiss soil spectral library for local estimation and monitoring
Philipp Baumann, Anatol Helfenstein, Andreas Gubler, Armin Keller, Reto Giulio Meuli, Daniel Wächter, Juhwan Lee, Raphael Viscarra Rossel, and Johan Six
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-105,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-105, 2021
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22 Feb 2021
Impact of freeze-thaw cycles on soil structure and soil hydraulic properties
Frederic Leuther and Steffen Schlüter
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-13,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-13, 2021
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16 Feb 2021
Whole soil warming decreases abundance and modifies community structure of microorganisms in subsoil but not in surface soil
Cyrill U. Zosso, Nicholas O. E. Ofiti, Jennifer L. Soong, Emily F. Solly, Margaret S. Torn, Arnaud Huguet, Guido L. B. Wiesenberg, and Michael W. I. Schmidt
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-14,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-14, 2021
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12 Feb 2021
Nonlinear turnover rates of soil carbon following cultivation of native grasslands and subsequent afforestation of croplands
Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez, Thomas J. Sauer, Yury G. Chendev, and Alexander N. Gennadiev
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-5,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-5, 2021
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Highlight articles
07 Dec 2020
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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05 Nov 2020
Soil: the great connector of our lives now and beyond COVID-19
Rosa M. Poch, Lucia H. C. dos Anjos, Rafla Attia, Megan Balks, Adalberto Benavides-Mendoza, Martha M. Bolaños-Benavides, Costanza Calzolari, Lydia M. Chabala, Peter C. de Ruiter, Samuel Francke-Campaña, Fernando García Préchac, Ellen R. Graber, Siosiua Halavatau, Kutaiba M. Hassan, Edmond Hien, Ke Jin, Mohammad Khan, Maria Konyushkova, David A. Lobb, Matshwene E. Moshia, Jun Murase, Generose Nziguheba, Ashok K. Patra, Gary Pierzynski, Natalia Rodríguez Eugenio, and Ronald Vargas Rojas
SOIL, 6, 541–547, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-541-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-541-2020, 2020
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08 Sep 2020
Using constructed soils for green infrastructure – challenges and limitations
Maha Deeb, Peter M. Groffman, Manuel Blouin, Sara Perl Egendorf, Alan Vergnes, Viacheslav Vasenev, Donna L. Cao, Daniel Walsh, Tatiana Morin, and Geoffroy Séré
SOIL, 6, 413–434, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-413-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-413-2020, 2020
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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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News
29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

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.