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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
19 Apr 2021
Changes in soil physicochemical properties and bacterial communities among different soil depths after long-term straw mulching under a no-till system
Zijun Zhou, Zengqiang Li, Kun Chen, Zhaoming Chen, Xiangzhong Zeng, Hua Yu, Song Guo, Yuxian Shanguan, Qingrui Chen, Hongzhu Fan, Shihua Tu, Mingjiang He, and Yusheng Qin
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-25,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-25, 2021
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15 Apr 2021
The role of ecosystem engineers in shaping the diversity and function of arid soil bacterial communities
Capucine Baubin, Arielle M. Farrell, Adam Šťovíček, Lusine Ghazaryan, Itamar Giladi, and Osnat Gillor
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-29,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-29, 2021
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14 Apr 2021
The effects of sealing on urban soil carbon and nutrients
Roisin O'Riordan, Jess Davies, Carly Stevens, and John N. Quinton
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-18,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-18, 2021
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01 Apr 2021
Soil properties after 36 years of N fertilization under continuous corn and corn-soybean management
Nakian Kim, Gevan D. Behnke, and María B. Villamil
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-26,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-26, 2021
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30 Mar 2021
Stable isotope signatures of soil nitrogen on an environmental–geomorphic gradient within the Congo Basin
Simon Baumgartner, Marijn Bauters, Matti Barthel, Travis W. Drake, Landry C. Ntaboba, Basile M. Bazirake, Johan Six, Pascal Boeckx, and Kristof Van Oost
SOIL, 7, 83–94, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-83-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-83-2021, 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.