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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
25 May 2020
Targeting the soil quality and soil health concepts when aiming for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Green Deal
Antonello Bonfante, Angelo Basile, and Johan Bouma
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-28,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-28, 2020
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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25 May 2020
Modelling of long term Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb dynamics from soils fertilized with organic amendments
Claudia Cagnarini, Stephen Lofts, Luigi Paolo D'Acqui, Jochen Mayer, Roman Grüter, Susan Tandy, Rainer Schulin, Benjamin Costerousse, Simone Orlandini, and Giancarlo Renella
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-21,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-21, 2020
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18 May 2020
Nitrogen availability determines the long-term impact of land-use change on soil carbon stocks in grasslands of southern Ghana
John Kormla Nyameasem, Thorsten Reinsch, Friedhelm Taube, Charles Yaw Fosu Domozoro, Esther Marfo-Ahenkora, Iraj Emadodin, and Carsten Stefan Malisch
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-18,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2020-18, 2020
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15 May 2020
Variation of soil organic carbon, stable isotopes, and soil quality indicators across an erosion–deposition catena in a historical Spanish olive orchard
José A. Gómez, Gema Guzmán, Arsenio Toloza, Christian Resch, Roberto García-Ruíz, and Lionel Mabit
SOIL, 6, 179–194, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-179-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-179-2020, 2020
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15 May 2020
Boreal-forest soil chemistry drives soil organic carbon bioreactivity along a 314-year fire chronosequence
Benjamin Andrieux, David Paré, Julien Beguin, Pierre Grondin, and Yves Bergeron
SOIL, 6, 195–213, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-195-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-195-2020, 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
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.

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.

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