Aims & Scope


Open Journal of Soil Science (OJSS) is an openly accessible journal published monthly. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of soil science.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The journal publishes original papers including but not limited to the following fields:

  • · Soil and Global Change
  • · Soil Biology and Biochemistry
  • · Soil Chemistry
  • · Soil Ecology
  • · Soil Environment
  • · Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  • · Soil Geography
  • · Soil Improvement Studies
  • · Soil Microbiology
  • · Soil Physics
  • · Soil Remediation
  • · Soil Resources and Use
  • · Soil Science in Other Disciplines
  • · Soil Survey and Evaluation
  • · Soil Taxonomy
  • · Soil Tillage

  • We are also interested in: 1) Short Reports – 2-5 page papers where an author can  present either preliminary data or an idea with theoretical background but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper; 2) Book Reviews – Comments and critiques.