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SOIL An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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SOIL indexed in Scopus

07 Nov 2017

We are pleased to announce that Scopus has completed its evaluation of SOIL and announced that it will include the journal in its database.

Obituary for Dr Barry Rawlins

10 Oct 2017

SOIL readers and EGU members will be sad to learn that Dr Barry Rawlins died on Friday 29th September two years after being diagnosed with cancer.

Update of publication policy

04 Jul 2017

The updated publication policy now is extended by the journal's open access statement, its archiving and indexing scheme, and explicit policies on corrections and retractions.

Revision of editors', referees', and authors' obligations

29 Jun 2017

The general obligations for editors, referees, and authors have been revised to give advice for the appropriate handling of literature suggestions.

New licence & copyright agreement

06 Jun 2017

From 6 June onwards, all newly submitted articles, if accepted for publication, will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

New display and citation guidelines for DOIs

06 Jun 2017

To make it as easy as possible for users without technical knowledge to cut and paste or click to share DOIs, CrossRef has changed the display and citation guidelines for DOIs from "doi:10.5194/abcd" to "".

International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSN) now includable in article assets

19 May 2017

Since early 2016, Copernicus Publications has been enabling authors to connect their articles with underlying or related material such as research data, model code, or scientific videos. To enhance reproducibility it is now also possible to include International Geo Sample Numbers (IGSNs) as assets.

EGU journals: celebrations and growth

16 May 2017

In 2016, the 17 EGU–Copernicus peer-reviewed open-access journals experienced significant growth. We published over 3300 final-revised papers, corresponding to some 53,500 pages, a growth of about 10% compared to the previous year. These papers were downloaded over 645,000 times.

Eric Brevik resigns his position as executive editor of SOIL

02 Mar 2017

Eric Brevik leaves the editorial board of SOIL as of today. Please read his farewell address.

EGU-Copernicus report about citation stacking in the journals SE and SOIL

27 Feb 2017

EGU and Copernicus Publications carefully investigated the editorial and reviewing activities of all eight scientists accused in the anonymous "McDonald" report about an alleged "citation cartel". The report is available for download.

A case of editorial malpractice detected

13 Feb 2017

Recently we have become aware of a case of scientific malpractice by an editor of two of our journals (SOIL and SE) who used the position as editor and reviewer to disproportionately promote citations to personal papers and associated journals. Please read the published editorial.

Geographical distribution of views now available in journal ALMs

08 Sep 2016

Copernicus Publications has extended the article level metrics (ALMs) by showing the geographical distribution of views. This information is available for articles published after 3 August 2016.

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SOIL awarded DOAJ Seal

26 Jan 2016

SOIL has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and has received the DOAJ Seal which recognizes journals with an exceptionally high level of publishing standards and best practice.

Workflow of SOIL reorganized

10 Dec 2015

We have summarized the upcoming changes to SOIL by the end of the year.

Citable video publications for SOIL authors

29 Oct 2015

In cooperation with the TIB|AV-Portal SOIL authors can now add short, citable video abstracts and video supplements to their articles.

New library and payment concept

29 Sep 2015

From January 2016 onwards, SOIL will see changes to the way papers are archived and paid for.

Update data policy

29 Jun 2015

We have updated our data policy: it now also refers to the Data Citation Principles and stresses the necessity of data availability.

SOIL now member of COPE

22 May 2015

SOIL has become a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and thereby subscribes to the principles of COPE.

Website relaunch

16 Mar 2015

The SOIL website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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SOIL provides full-text XML

05 Nov 2014

SOIL has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

New EGU journal SOIL to be launched at the 2014 General Assembly

17 Dec 2013

SOIL, the newest interactive and open access journal of the EGU, is dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research in the field of soil system sciences.

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