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SOIL An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Executive editors: Jorge Mataix-Solera, Lily Pereg, John Quinton, Johan Six & Kristof Van Oost
SOIL is an 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.).
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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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07 Nov 2018
Spatial assessments of soil organic carbon for stakeholder decision-making – a case study from Kenya
Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Leigh Ann Winowiecki, Constance Neely, Sabrina Chesterman, and Mieke Bourne
SOIL, 4, 259-266, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-259-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-259-2018, 2018
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15 Mar 2018
A systemic approach for modeling soil functions
Hans-Jörg Vogel, Stephan Bartke, Katrin Daedlow, Katharina Helming, Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Birgit Lang, Eva Rabot, David Russell, Bastian Stößel, Ulrich Weller, Martin Wiesmeier, and Ute Wollschläger
SOIL, 4, 83-92, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-83-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-83-2018, 2018
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01 Mar 2017
Soil conservation in the 21st century: why we need smart agricultural intensification
Gerard Govers, Roel Merckx, Bas van Wesemael, and Kristof Van Oost
SOIL, 3, 45-59, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-45-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-3-45-2017, 2017
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25 Oct 2016
Leaf waxes in litter and topsoils along a European transect
Imke K. Schäfer, Verena Lanny, Jörg Franke, Timothy I. Eglinton, Michael Zech, Barbora Vysloužilová, and Roland Zech
SOIL, 2, 551-564, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-551-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-551-2016, 2016
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News
27 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the SOIL website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading SOIL articles.

27 Nov 2018 Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

Copernicus Publications recently launched its full-text HTML workflow and optimized the SOIL website for mobile devices. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading SOIL articles.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space,
and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) - not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

05 Nov 2018 Copernicus Publications signed Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement in the Earth, Space,
and Environmental Sciences and updated data policy and author guidelines

Data underpinning any research finding should be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) - not only for humans, but also for machines. Therefore, Copernicus Publications requests that such data are available upon publication of an article.

07 Nov 2017 SOIL indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of SOIL and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

07 Nov 2017 SOIL indexed in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of SOIL and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

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