Vol 5 No 3 (2015)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3232/SJSS.2015.V5.N3.00

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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

Table of Contents

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

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

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

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

Genesis, morphology and micromorphology of soils

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

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

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

Soil functions, concepts and general aspects

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

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Madrid, España