SOIL Studies

About Journal

"Soil Studies (SoilSt)” is the successor to the “Soil Water Journal (Toprak Su Dergisi)” which has been published since 2012. Based on the experience and strengths of its predecessor, SoilSt has been developed to create a truly international forum for the communication of research in soil science. SoilSt is a refereed academic journal has been published free of charge and open accessed by Soil, Fertilizer and Water Resources Central Research Institute. The journal will be published 2 issues (July & December) starting from 2022. It covers research and requirements of all works within the areas of soil.

Aims and Scope
Soil Studies is an international peer reviewed journal that aims to rapidly publish high-quality, novel research of studies on fertility, management, conservation, and remediation, physics, chemistry, biology, genesis, and geography of soils. In addition, the main purpose of Soil Studies is to reveal the influences of environmental and climate changes on agroecosystems and agricultural production. In this context, Soil Studies publishes international studies address these impact factors through interdisciplinary studies. In the journal, articles on hypothesis-based experimental observation of the interactions of all components of agricultural ecosystems, field trials, greenhouse or laboratory-based studies, economic impact assessments, agricultural technologies, and natural resources management will be accepted within the peer-reviewed process. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Soil management
  • Soil health, quality and security
  • Soil hydrology
  • Soil pollution
  • Soil fertility and productivity and environmental soil chemistry
  • Environmental soil physics and biophysics
  • Soil microbiology, biodiversity and biotechnology
  • Soil mineralogy and micromorphology
  • Soil ecology and agroecosystems
  • Soil degradation and conservation/restoration
  • Organic farming, conservation agriculture and sustainability
  • Best management practices in agricultural production
  • Soil-water-plant relations and agricultural water management
  • Cop water relations, crop yields and water productivity
  • Soil and society
  • Climate/environmental changes and sustainable agriculture
  • Digital soil mapping
  • Soil economy and agricultural production-environment policies
  • Conservation agriculture systems and its impacts on soil
  • Soil regeneration
  • Land management
  • Environmental stress on soil and plants
  • Physiology and metabolism of plants
  • Diversity and sustainability of agricultural systems
  • Organic and inorganic fertilization in relation to their impact on yields
  • Quality of plants and ecological systems