Vol 5 No 3 (2015)
Issue Description

Letter of the Editor-In-Chief

I welcome you to the latest issue of Volume 5 of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science. This issue comprises eight articles from different countries, on different subjects ranging from the dynamics of organic and inorganic contaminants to parameters for soil microbial quality, organic matter and paleoenvironmental indicators.

It is a pleasure to announce that the articles of SJSS are being indexed in Scopus from this year, and within 6-8 weeks the platform will be indexing the rest of the articles from the beginning of the Journal in 2011. The visibility the SJSS in Scopus is a step in the recognition of the rigorous scientific and editing work of both authors and reviewers, and the careful and enthusiastic work of the Universia.

We are confidant this good work will continue to ensure the quality of the Journal, the submission of quality manuscripts and, ultimately, their full visibility in international indexing databases.


Rosa M. Poch

Soil quality, soils and environmental quality, soil use, soil use changes and sustainability

María Jesús Calderón, Elena De Luna, José Alfonso Gómez, María del Carmen Hermosín
Seasonal terbuthylazine monitoring in olive groves under conventional tillage
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Alicia Morugán-Coronado, Fuensanta García-Orenes, Artemi Cerdà
Changes in soil microbial activity and physicochemical properties in agricultural soils in Eastern Spain
Gabriela Sacchi, Paola Campitelli, Patricia Soria, Silvia Ceppi
The influence of heating temperature on the physical and chemical properties of soils with different parent materials and anthropogenic uses
PDF (Español (España))
Laura Alejandra Ferreras, Silvia María Inés Toresani, Valeria Soledad Faggioli, Carlos Martín Galarza
Sensitivity of soil biological indicators in an Argiudoll from the Argentinean Pampas
PDF (Español (España))

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

José Rafael Vásquez Polo, Judith Schellekens, Joeri Kaal
Composition of the organic matter in soils from six pedoclimatic zones of Magdalena (Colombia)
PDF (Español (España))

Genesis, morphology and micromorphology of soils

Rosario García-Giménez, R. González-Cascón, R. Vigil, Raimundo Jiménez Ballesta
Aeolian sands and soils of a Wetland Biosphere Reserve: The Tablas de Daimiel

Soil Chemistry: physico-chemical and chemical properties and soil behaviour

Daniel Arenas-Lago, Andrés Rodríguez-Seijo, Beatriz Cerqueira Cancelo, María Luisa Andrade Couce, Flora Alonso Vega
Cd2+, Cu2+, and Pb2+ sorption, desorption and migration in Fluvisols

Soil functions, concepts and general aspects

Donatello Magaldi, Paola Arfaioli
Barium content of paleosols from Central Italy