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Executive editors: Rémi Cardinael, Engracia Madejón Rodríguez, Kristof Van Oost & Jeanette Whitaker
eISSN: SOIL 2199-398X, SOILD 2199-3998

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.).

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JIF6.8
JIF 5-year
JIF 5-year6.9
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CiteScore10.8
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Recent papers

12 Jun 2024
Evaluating the Tea Bag Index approach for different management practices in agroecosystems using long-term field experiments in Austria and Sweden
Maria Regina Gmach, Martin Anders Bolinder, Lorenzo Menichetti, Thomas Kätterer, Heide Spiegel, Olle Åkesson, Jürgen Kurt Friedel, Andreas Surböck, Agnes Schweinzer, and Taru Sandén
SOIL, 10, 407–423, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-407-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-407-2024, 2024
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12 Jun 2024
Soil respiration across a variety of tree-covered urban green spaces in Helsinki, Finland
Esko Karvinen, Leif Backman, Leena Järvi, and Liisa Kulmala
SOIL, 10, 381–406, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-381-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-381-2024, 2024
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11 Jun 2024
Effect of colloidal particle size on physicochemical properties and aggregation behaviors of two alkaline soils
Yuyang Yan, Xinran Zhang, Chenyang Xu, Junjun Liu, Feinan Hu, and Zengchao Geng
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1266,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1266, 2024
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 Jun 2024
Estimations of soil metal accumulation or leaching potentials under climate change scenarios: the example of copper on a European scale
Laura Sereni, Julie-Maï Paris, Isabelle Lamy, and Bertrand Guenet
SOIL, 10, 367–380, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-367-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-367-2024, 2024
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04 Jun 2024
The limited effect of deforestation on stabilized subsoil organic carbon in a subtropical catchment
Claude Raoul Müller, Johan Six, Liesa Brosens, Philipp Baumann, Jean Paolo Gomes Minella, Gerard Govers, and Marijn Van de Broek
SOIL, 10, 349–365, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-349-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-349-2024, 2024
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Highlight articles

11 Apr 2024
Unraveling biogeographical patterns and environmental drivers of soil fungal diversity at the French national scale
Christophe Djemiel, Samuel Dequiedt, Walid Horrigue, Arthur Bailly, Mélanie Lelièvre, Julie Tripied, Charles Guilland, Solène Perrin, Gwendoline Comment, Nicolas P. A. Saby, Claudy Jolivet, Antonio Bispo, Line Boulonne, Antoine Pierart, Patrick Wincker, Corinne Cruaud, Pierre-Alain Maron, Sébastien Terrat, and Lionel Ranjard
SOIL, 10, 251–273, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-251-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-251-2024, 2024
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10 Feb 2023
Semantics about soil organic carbon storage: DATA4C+, a comprehensive thesaurus and classification of management practices in agriculture and forestry
Kenji Fujisaki, Tiphaine Chevallier, Antonio Bispo, Jean-Baptiste Laurent, François Thevenin, Lydie Chapuis-Lardy, Rémi Cardinael, Christine Le Bas, Vincent Freycon, Fabrice Bénédet, Vincent Blanfort, Michel Brossard, Marie Tella, and Julien Demenois
SOIL, 9, 89–100, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-9-89-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-9-89-2023, 2023
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04 Jan 2023
Soil and crop management practices and the water regulation functions of soils: a qualitative synthesis of meta-analyses relevant to European agriculture
Guillaume Blanchy, Gilberto Bragato, Claudia Di Bene, Nicholas Jarvis, Mats Larsbo, Katharina Meurer, and Sarah Garré
SOIL, 9, 1–20, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-9-1-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-9-1-2023, 2023
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20 Jan 2022
Rhizodeposition efficiency of pearl millet genotypes assessed on a short growing period by carbon isotopes (δ13C and F14C)
Papa Mamadou Sitor Ndour, Christine Hatté, Wafa Achouak, Thierry Heulin, and Laurent Cournac
SOIL, 8, 49–57, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-49-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-49-2022, 2022
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News

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

15 Apr 2024 New SOIL Letter: The six rights of how and when to test for soil C saturation

Soil C saturation has been tested in several recent studies and led to a debate about its existence. The authors argue that, to test C saturation, one should pay attention to six fundamental principles: the right measures, the right units, the right dispersive energy and application, the right soil type, the right clay type, and the right saturation level. Read more.

15 Apr 2024 New SOIL Letter: The six rights of how and when to test for soil C saturation

Soil C saturation has been tested in several recent studies and led to a debate about its existence. The authors argue that, to test C saturation, one should pay attention to six fundamental principles: the right measures, the right units, the right dispersive energy and application, the right soil type, the right clay type, and the right saturation level. Read more.

05 Apr 2024 10 years of SOIL: journal reception at EGU24

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of SOIL, we invite you to a reception at the EGU General Assembly 2024 in Vienna, taking place in room K2 on Thursday, 18 April at 20:00. We look forward to seeing you!

05 Apr 2024 10 years of SOIL: journal reception at EGU24

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of SOIL, we invite you to a reception at the EGU General Assembly 2024 in Vienna, taking place in room K2 on Thursday, 18 April at 20:00. We look forward to seeing you!

Notice on the current situation in Ukraine

To show our support for Ukraine, all fees for papers from authors (first or corresponding authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception will be if the corresponding author or first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.