European Journal of Soil Science

Cover image for Vol. 67 Issue 5

Edited By: M. Oliver

Impact Factor: 3.425

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 3/34 (Soil Science)

Online ISSN: 1365-2389

Associated Title(s): Soil Use and Management


Aims and Scope

The European Journal of Soil Science is an international journal that publishes outstanding papers that contain one or more of the following: new knowledge, new concepts, new understanding or novel technology.

Original research papers must include some novel concepts and be scientifically sound and of good scientific quality. Review and position papers that cover aspects of soil science are also considered.

The remit of the EJSS is to be broadened; the aims are as follows:

• further our understanding of chemical, physical and biological processes and their interactions which define and control soil function, development and distribution
• explain the detailed processes and mechanisms by which the soil reacts to, and interacts with, change imposed by the wider environment or direct human intervention (e.g. climate change, pollution)
• develop novel approaches, techniques and methods to obtain new understanding of the soil in relation to current and future demands for land-use policies, food and water security, and ecosystem services
• illustrate applications of ‘the latest’ methods of proximal sensing, pedometrics, metagenomics and so on to further understanding of the soil
• assess soil biodiversity, its functions and interactions with microbial genetics.
• contribute to interdisciplinary understanding and aspects of soil function in ecosystem services within a wider, global context
• understand the role of soil in human health, as a source of new antibiotics, and in the management of metabolites and nanoparticles from applications of waste water, organic and inorganic amendments to the soil.


european journal of soil science, agriculture, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, geology, mineralogy, soil science

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