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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
21 Jan 2020
Soil fertility along toposequences of the East India Plateau and implications for productivity and sustainability
Peter S. Cornish, Ashok Kumar, and Sudipta Das
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-92,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-92, 2020
Manuscript under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Jan 2020
Evaluating soil erosion and sediment deposition rates by the 137Cs fingerprinting technique at karst gabin basin in Yunnan Province, southwest China
Yanqing Li, Zhongcheng Jiang, Zhihua Chen, Yang Yu, Funing Lan, Xiangfei Yue, Peng Liu, and Jesús Rodrigo-Comino
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-94,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-94, 2020
Manuscript under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
08 Jan 2020
Soil Aggregate Stability of Forest Islands and Adjacent Ecosystems in West Africa
Amelie Baomalgré Bougma, Korodjouma Ouattara, Halidou Compaore, Hassan Bismarck Nacro, Caleb Melenya, Samuel Ayodele Mesele, Vincent Logah, Azeez Jamiu Oladipupo, Elmar Veenendaal, and Jonathan Lloyd
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-87,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-87, 2020
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19 Dec 2019
Identifying and quantifying geogenic organic carbon in soils – the case of graphite
Jeroen H. T. Zethof, Martin Leue, Cordula Vogel, Shane W. Stoner, and Karsten Kalbitz
SOIL, 5, 383–398, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-383-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-383-2019, 2019
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19 Dec 2019
The soil fertility and leaf nutrient status in enset gardens in different altitude zones of the Gamo highlands, Ethiopia and inferences for Xanthomonas wilt prevalence
Sabura Shara, Rony Swennen, Jozef Deckers, Fantahun Weldesenbet, Laura Vercammen, Fassil Eshetu, Feleke Woldeyes, Guy Blomme, Roeland Merckx, and Karen Vancampenhout
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-78,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2019-78, 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
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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