Letter from Editor in Chief
The 14th International Working Meeting on Soil Micromorphology -the quadrennial meeting of Commission 1.1 of the International Union of Soil Science- was held in Lleida in July 2012. At the meeting it was decided that the Spanish Journal of Soil Science would publish a selection of communications derived from sessions 1 to 4 of the 14th IWM, with Irina Kovda (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Curtis Monger (U. New Mexico) as guest editors. One year later, after a careful selection process and manuscript review, it is my pleasure to introduce the special issues 3-2 and 3-3 of the SJSS dedicated to the soil micromorphologists Ulrich Babel (1931-2011) and Nicolas Fedoroff (1934-2013).
On behalf of the editorial board, I would like to express my gratitude to the guest editors for the rigor and quality of their work, the authors for their participation, the referees for their careful review process, and the professionalism of the Universia team. Thanks to them, the scientific community will have - in open access - high-quality publications on current advances on soil micromorphology and its applications. As with the proceedings of previous meetings, this will undoubtedly also represent a reference work in this discipline.