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Executive editors: Engracia Madejón Rodríguez, 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
03 Dec 2021
Dynamic and migration characteristics of soil free amino acids during the whole growth period of rice after application of milk vetch
Jing Yang, Yi Lin, Christopher Rensing, Liming Zhang, Biqing Zhou, Shihe Xing, and Wenhao Yang
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-130,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-130, 2021
Preprint under review for SOIL (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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30 Nov 2021
The effect of tillage depth and traffic management on soil properties and root development during two growth stages of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
David Hobson, Mary Harty, Saoirse Tracy, and Kevin McDonnell
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-129,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-129, 2021
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30 Nov 2021
Combined application of animal manure and straw benefit soil fauna community in dryland farming
Ling Sun and Jinggui Wu
SOIL Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-132,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2021-132, 2021
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25 Nov 2021
Assessing soil and land health across two landscapes in eastern Rwanda to inform restoration activities
Leigh Ann Winowiecki, Aida Bargués-Tobella, Athanase Mukuralinda, Providence Mujawamariya, Elisée Bahati Ntawuhiganayo, Alex Billy Mugayi, Susan Chomba, and Tor-Gunnar Vågen
SOIL, 7, 767–783, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-767-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-767-2021, 2021
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25 Nov 2021
Transformation of n-alkanes from plant to soil: a review
Carrie L. Thomas, Boris Jansen, E. Emiel van Loon, and Guido L. B. Wiesenberg
SOIL, 7, 785–809, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-785-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-785-2021, 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
01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

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!