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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
13 Dec 2019
Constructed Technosols are key to the sustainable development of urban green infrastructure
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 Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-85,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-85, 2019
Manuscript under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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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 Dec 2019
Base cations in the soil bank: non-exchangeable pools may sustain centuries of net loss to forestry and leaching
Nicholas P. Rosenstock, Johan Stendahl, Gregory van der Heijden, Lars Lundin, Eric McGivney, Kevin Bishop, and Stefan Löfgren
SOIL, 5, 351–366, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-351-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-351-2019, 2019
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04 Dec 2019
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 Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-88,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-88, 2019
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20 Nov 2019
Soil classification based on spectral and environmental variables
Andre Carnieletto Dotto, Jose A. M. Demattê, Raphael Viscarra Rossel, and Rodnei Rizzo
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-77,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-77, 2019
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Highlight articles
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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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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News
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.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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