Thank you to the SOIL community

7 July 2021

To SOIL authors, reviewers, editors, guest editors, and readers,

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!

This great success shows that SOIL is becoming a respected scientific journal in the soil science community. Such a result would not be possible without authors submitting their work to SOIL, reviewers and editors volunteering their time and striving to keep the high standards of SOIL, and our loyal readers who cite SOIL papers. SOIL is a team effort, and we are proud to collaborate with our dedicated editors and invited guest editors of SOIL, and equally as much with the superb Copernicus staff.

To all of you, a great and sincere thank you, and we look forward to your continuing support of SOIL.

Jeanette Whitaker, Kristof Van Oost, John Quinton, Jorge Mataix-Solera, and Johan Six (executive editors of SOIL)