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Executive editors: Rémi Cardinael, Engracia Madejón Rodríguez, John Quinton, 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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CiteScore9.5
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Recent papers

22 Feb 2024
Mineral dust and pedogenesis in the alpine critical zone
Jeffrey S. Munroe, Abigail A. Santis, Elsa J. Soderstrom, Michael J. Tappa, and Ann M. Bauer
SOIL, 10, 167–187, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-167-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-167-2024, 2024
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21 Feb 2024
Insights into the prediction uncertainty of machine-learning-based digital soil mapping through a local attribution approach
Jeremy Rohmer, Stephane Belbeze, and Dominique Guyonnet
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-323,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-323, 2024
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Feb 2024
Mulch application as the overarching factor explaining increase in soil organic carbon stocks under conservation agriculture in two 8-year-old experiments in Zimbabwe
Armwell Shumba, Regis Chikowo, Christian Thierfelder, Marc Corbeels, Johan Six, and Rémi Cardinael
SOIL, 10, 151–165, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-151-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-151-2024, 2024
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15 Feb 2024
Cover crops improve soil structure and change organic carbon distribution in macroaggregate fractions
Norman Gentsch, Florin Laura Riechers, Jens Boy, Dörte Schweneker, Ulf Feuerstein, Diana Heuermann, and Georg Guggenberger
SOIL, 10, 139–150, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-139-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-139-2024, 2024
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13 Feb 2024
Sensitivity of source sediment fingerprinting to tracer selection methods
Thomas Chalaux-Clergue, Rémi Bizeul, Pedro V. G. Batista, Núria Martínez-Carreras, J. Patrick Laceby, and Olivier Evrard
SOIL, 10, 109–138, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-109-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-10-109-2024, 2024
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Highlight articles

10 Feb 2023
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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
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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
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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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29 Jun 2021
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Continental-scale controls on soil organic carbon across sub-Saharan Africa
Sophie F. von Fromm, Alison M. Hoyt, Markus Lange, Gifty E. Acquah, Ermias Aynekulu, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Stephan M. Haefele, Steve P. McGrath, Keith D. Shepherd, Andrew M. Sila, Johan Six, Erick K. Towett, Susan E. Trumbore, Tor-G. Vågen, Elvis Weullow, Leigh A. Winowiecki, and Sebastian Doetterl
SOIL, 7, 305–332, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-305-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-305-2021, 2021
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14 Jun 2021
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SoilGrids 2.0: producing soil information for the globe with quantified spatial uncertainty
Laura Poggio, Luis M. de Sousa, Niels H. Batjes, Gerard B. M. Heuvelink, Bas Kempen, Eloi Ribeiro, and David Rossiter
SOIL, 7, 217–240, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-217-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-217-2021, 2021
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News

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

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.