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Executive editors: Jorge Mataix-Solera, Lily Pereg (deceased), John Quinton, Johan Six & Kristof Van Oost

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
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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10 Feb 2020
Multi-cooperation of soil biota in the plough layer is the key for conservation tillage to improve N availability and crop yield
Shixiu Zhang, Liang Chang, Neil B. McLaughlin, Shuyan Cui, Haitao Wu, Donghui Wu, Wenju Liang, and Aizhen Liang
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-2,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-2, 2020
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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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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05 Feb 2020
Monitoring soil salinity using time-lapse electromagnetic conductivity imaging
Maria Catarina Paz, Mohammad Farzamian, Ana Marta Paz, Nádia Luísa Castanheira, Maria Conceição Gonçalves, and Fernando Monteiro Santos
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-99,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-99, 2020
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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04 Feb 2020
Management-intensive Grazing Affects Soil Health
Casey Shawver, James A. Ippolito, Joe Brummer, Jason Ahola, and Ryan Rhoades
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-91,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-91, 2020
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
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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12 Dec 2019
Effectiveness of landscape decontamination following the Fukushima nuclear accident: a review
Olivier Evrard, J. Patrick Laceby, and Atsushi Nakao
SOIL, 5, 333–350, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-333-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-333-2019, 2019
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10 Jan 2019
Refining physical aspects of soil quality and soil health when exploring the effects of soil degradation and climate change on biomass production: an Italian case study
Antonello Bonfante, Fabio Terribile, and Johan Bouma
SOIL, 5, 1–14, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-1-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-1-2019, 2019
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News
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.

12 Dec 2019 Press Release: Fukushima – lessons learnt from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination

Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers more than 9,000 km2. On December 12, 2019, with most of this work having been completed, SOIL is publishing a synthesis of approximately sixty scientific publications that together provide an overview of the decontamination strategies used and their effectiveness, with a focus on radiocesium.

12 Dec 2019 Press Release: Fukushima – lessons learnt from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination

Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers more than 9,000 km2. On December 12, 2019, with most of this work having been completed, SOIL is publishing a synthesis of approximately sixty scientific publications that together provide an overview of the decontamination strategies used and their effectiveness, with a focus on radiocesium.

03 Dec 2019 SOIL introduces reduced article processing charges

SOIL introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 January 2020.

03 Dec 2019 SOIL introduces reduced article processing charges

SOIL introduces reduced article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by the authors (or their institution) for any manuscripts submitted from 1 January 2020.

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