Vol 9 No 2 (2019)
Issue Description

Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to Volume 9, Issue 2 of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science, which contains articles on various ecosystem services of soils in different geographical locations: carbon sequestration in vineyard soils (La Rioja, Spain), chemical fertility (Vietnam), soil sealing (Valencia, Spain), salinity mapping (Algeria), land degradation vulnerability assessment (Jordan) and effect of irrigation on soil carbonates dynamics (Navarra, Spain). I would also like to highlight the fantastic cover photo, “In the Shade of the Almond Tree” by Antonio Girona García, which is the winner of the Photography Competition of the SECS 2019, and which effectively contributes to the dissemination of the soils as aesthetic objects.

It is a pleasure to inform you that the quality indicators of the Journal are positive, since in the latest REDIB ranking the SJSS is ranked 130 out of 921 journals with a Percentile of the Normalized Impact Factor of 70% (https://redib.org/resources/Ranking/Magazines?lng=es).

As always, on behalf of the Editorial Team, we thank 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.

Sincerely,

Rosa M. Poch


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

Fernando Peregrina
Soil carbon content and its stratification at the medium-term (5 and 8 years) in a semi-arid vineyard with cover crops
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Soil management and land degradation, soil contamination, soil technology, protection and remediation

Alena Rabitz, Alexander Hollaus, Duc Tien Pham, Minh Binh Tu, Axel Mentler
Sustainability strategies and soil fertility in the dryland Bình Thuận, Vietnam
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Antonio Valera Lozano, Carlos Añó Vidal, Juan Sánchez Díaz
Urban growth (1956-2012) and soil sealing in the metropolitan area of Valencia (Eastern Spain)
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Mohamed Amine Abdennour, Abdelkader Douaoui, Abdelhamid Bradai, Amel Bennacer, Manuel Pulido Fernández
Application of kriging techniques for assessing the salinity of irrigated soils: the case of El Ghrous perimeter, Biskra, Algeria
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Zeyad Mufadi Makhamreh
Land degradation vulnerability assessment based on land use changes and FAO suitability analysis in Jordan
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Short Communications

Isabel Sonsoles de Soto, Iñigo Virto, Pierre Barré, Alberto Enrique
Effect of irrigation on carbonate dynamics in a calcareous soil using isotopic determinations
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