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About the Journal

Soil Health is an international peer-reviewed, open access, online journal.

Aims and Scope

Soil Health aims that scientists embrace soil health as an overarching principle that contributes to sustainability goals, rather than only one or several properties to measure. Soil Health publishes peer-reviewed articles in soil quality, soil water, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil fertility, soil microbiology, ecosystem services, rangeland issues, water management and reuse, water quality and scarcity, and use of brackish and produced waters for agriculture productivity and sustainability and their impacts on soil health. The Journal publishes original basic and applied research, reviews, notes, letters, and book reviews. Invited papers can be solicited from known experts.

The Journal provides opportunities for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary publications at multiple scales for soil, plant, and water researchers and students, including, agronomists, biogeochemists, chemists, ecologists, engineers, environmentalists, extension experts, geologists, horticulturists, hydrologists, pedologists, practitioners, soil physicists, and water managers. All papers submitted to the Journal undergo a thorough peer-review prior to being accepted for publication by the editorial board of the Journal.

Ownership

The journal is owned by OAE Publishing Inc.

Publishing Model

Gold open access. All articles published by Soil Health are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately from the date of publication. For further information, please refer to Open Access.

Copyright and License to Publish

Articles in Soil Health are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The CC BY 4.0 allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution for any purposes, even commercially, provided that the users appropriately acknowledge the original authors and the source.

Copyright is retained by authors. Authors are required to sign a License to Publish (which can be downloaded from the journal's Author Instructions), granting Soil Health, which identifies itself as the original publisher, exclusive rights to publish their articles, and granting any third party the right to use the articles freely as long as the integrity is maintained and the original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Editorial Board

For more information about the editorial team, please refer to Editorial Board.

Editorial Policies

All manuscripts submitted to Soil Health should adhere to Soil Health's Editorial Policies.

Peer Review

The journal adheres to rigorous peer review and undergoes single-blind peer review. For more details, please refer to Editorial Process and Peer Review Guidelines.

Publication Ethics Statement

Soil Health fully adheres to the Code of Conduct and the Best Practice Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to guarantee to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of Soil Health take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Journal Information and Statistics

  • Publication model: Open access
  • Frequency: Quarterly

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