Vol 6 No 2 (2016)
Issue Description

Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

In this second issue of volume six of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science you will find six interesting articles dealing with a range of subjects including soil pollution, residue application and soil physical properties.

It is my pleasure to inform you that SJSS has been positively evaluated by the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) as a quality journal. Together with this recognition, the Scopus index of this journal has been following an increasing trend since 2013, to the point that in 2015 the SJSS is already in the 3rd quartile according to SJR.

On behalf of the editorial team, we thank everyone who contributed to these achievements: the authors for sending the manuscripts, the guest editors for their rigor in the selection and review of manuscripts, the referees for the quality of their reviews, and the team Universia for its professionalism.


Rosa M. Poch

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

Germán Franco Domínguez, Gisela Vanesa García, Guillermo Alberto Studdert, María de los Ángeles Agostini, Santiago Néstor Tourn, Magalí Noé Domingo
Is anaerobic mineralizable nitrogen suitable as a soil quality/health indicator?
Bülent Turgut, Bahtiyar Köse
Improvements in aggregate stability of sediments supplemented with tea waste and farmyard manure

Soil management and land degradation, soil contamination, soil technology, protection and remediation

Andrés Rodríguez-Seijo, Manoel Lago-Vila, Daniel Arenas-Lago, María Luisa Andrade, Flora Alonso Vega
Pollution and risk assessment of potential hazardous elements in a shooting range soils (NW Spain)

Physical properties and soil water

Carles M. Rubio
The relationships among thermal resistivity, water content and a stony sandy soil
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Jose Ramón Rico Hernández, José Navarro Pedreño, Ignacio Gómez Lucas
Evaluation of plant waste used as mulch on soil moisture retention

Soil-plant relationships and mechanisms and processess of mobilization and immobilization of nutrients

Martín María Silva Rossi, Adriana Ana del Carmen Rollán, Omar Antonio Bachmeier
Available phosphorus in the central area of the Argentinean Pampas. 2: Kinetics of adsorption and desorption of phosphorus under different soil and management environments