Vol 1 No 1 (2011)
Issue Description
Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

 As Editor-In-Chief of the SJSS, I welcome you to this full, open access, electronic journal of soil science. This journal has been created to provide a reference point in the scientific literature for this specific area of knowledge.


Within its scope, the journal will therefore endea- vour to publish original, relevant, and high-quality research.

This will be possible thanks to the collaboration of the publisher Universia and the scientific knowledge provided by its predecessors: the journals Anales de Edafología y Agrobiología, Suelo y Planta, and Edafología, which have allowed the dissemination of advances in soil science in Spanish.

We offer a new platform for showcasing the latest advances in soil science, within a framework ap- propriate for digital distribution technologies, which provides wide accessibility for both authors and readers. The contributions are to be mainly presen- ted in English, in order to achieve optimal disse- mination, although there will also be contributions in Spanish and Portuguese. Finally, I would like to stress that, from the very beginning, the Spanish Journal of Soil Science (SJSS) plans to meet the quality requirements of international scientific publi- cations. Its content will therefore be evaluated with a view to indexing the publication and incorporating it into the main catalogues and databases within the shortest possible time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Best wishes,

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Dr. Rosa M. Poch

Organic components of soils, organic matter stabilization and biogeochemical clycle of nutrients

Ángela Martín, Tarsy Carballas, Montserrat Díaz-Raviña
Seasonal Changes in the Carbohydrate Pool of an Atlantic Forest Soil under Different Vegetation Types .
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Nuria Blanco-Moure, Ana Bielsa, Ricardo Gracia, María Victoria López
Long-term effect of no-tillage on soil organic matter fractions in rainfed Aragon (NE Spain) .
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Soil Chemistry: physico-chemical and chemical properties and soil behaviour

F.A. Vega, M. L. Andrade, E. F. Covelo
Applying Freundlich, Langmuir and Temkin models in Cu and Pb soil sorption experiments
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María de las Mercedes Ron, María Ester Mandolesi, Luciano Orden, Roberto Jürgen Kiessling
Spatial variability of soil fertility in a block design .
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Soil quality, soils and environmental quality, soil use, soil use changes and sustainability

Axel Mentler, Herwig Mayer, Winfried E. H. Blum, Jasmin Schomakers, Nina Degischer
Measurement of soil aggregate stability using low intensity ultrasonic vibration
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Jaume Porta, Rosa María Poch
DPSIR analysis of land and soil degradation in response to changes in land use .
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Soil management and land degradation, soil contamination, soil technology, protection and remediation

Pavel Krasilnikov, Norma Eugenia García Calderón, Rosalía Ramos Bello, Héctor Manuel Ortega Escobar
Artificial chinampas soils of Mexico City: their properties and salinization hazards .
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José A. Acosta, Ángel Faz Cano, María Ángeles Muñoz, Ricardo Vera, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, Rocío MIllán, Tania Terán
Characterization of the potential mercury contamination in the Apolobamba gold mining area, Bolivia .
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