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Executive editors: Engracia Madejón Rodríguez, 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: 5.841
IF5.841
IF 5-year value: 6.691
IF 5-year6.691
CiteScore value: 5.8
CiteScore5.8
Recent papers
13 Sep 2021
Estimating soil fungal abundance and diversity at a macroecological scale with deep learning spectrotransfer functions
Yuanyuan Yang, Zefang Shen, Andrew Bisset, and Raphael A. Viscarra Rossel
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-79,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-79, 2021
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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13 Sep 2021
How well does Predictive Soil Mapping represent soil geography? An investigation from the USA
David G. Rossiter, Laura Poggio, Dylan Beaudette, and Zamir Libohova
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-80,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-80, 2021
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10 Sep 2021
Potential effect of wetting agents added to agricultural sprays on the stability of soil aggregates
Antonín Kintl, Vítězslav Vlček, Martin Brtnický, Jan Nedělník, and Jakub Elbl
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-91,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-91, 2021
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09 Sep 2021
The role of ecosystem engineers in shaping the diversity and function of arid soil bacterial communities
Capucine Baubin, Arielle M. Farrell, Adam Št'ovíček, Lusine Ghazaryan, Itamar Giladi, and Osnat Gillor
SOIL, 7, 611–637, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-611-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-611-2021, 2021
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08 Sep 2021
Changes in soil physicochemical properties and bacterial communities at 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 Shangguan, Qingrui Chen, Hongzhu Fan, Shihua Tu, Mingjiang He, and Yusheng Qin
SOIL, 7, 595–609, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-595-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-595-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
29 Jun 2021
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
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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02 Jun 2021
Oxygen isotope exchange between water and carbon dioxide in soils is controlled by pH, nitrate and microbial biomass through links to carbonic anhydrase activity
Sam P. Jones, Aurore Kaisermann, Jérôme Ogée, Steven Wohl, Alexander W. Cheesman, Lucas A. Cernusak, and Lisa Wingate
SOIL, 7, 145–159, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-145-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-145-2021, 2021
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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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News
18 Aug 2021 Welcome to Engracia Madejón Rodríguez to the executive editor team of SOIL

The executive editors (EEs) of SOIL are delighted to welcome Engracia Madejón Rodríguez to the executive editor team of SOIL.

18 Aug 2021 Welcome to Engracia Madejón Rodríguez to the executive editor team of SOIL

The executive editors (EEs) of SOIL are delighted to welcome Engracia Madejón Rodríguez to the executive editor team of SOIL.

07 Jul 2021 Thank you to the SOIL community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, and SOIL has made a major leap forward in its impact factor from 3.343 last year to 5.841 this year. And SOIL is now ranked 5th in soil science!

07 Jul 2021 Thank you to the SOIL community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, and SOIL has made a major leap forward in its impact factor from 3.343 last year to 5.841 this year. And SOIL is now ranked 5th in soil science!

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.