Vol 3 No 1 (2013)
Issue Description
Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

 On behalf of the editorial board it is my pleasure to introduce you to the first issue of volume 3 of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science. During the last year, the SJSS has achieved a high degree of access with a monthly average of 600 hits, and with its first indexing in databases such as Agricola, Directory of Open Access Journals, Latindex, Redalyc, ICYT, Dialnet and Google Scholar, ensures the visibility of the published papers and their potential for citation in future research. The process for inclusion in other prestigious indexing systems has also been initiated, but although the SJSS meets the required quality indicators, the Journal can only be indexed in these systems after a longer period in publication. The editorial board of SJSS manages the manuscript selection process and reviews, which are rigorously carried out by the collaboration of referees using a peer review system to ensure the quality of the journal. The appearance of the fifth issue of SJSS and the maintained scientific quality requirements will undoubtedly further encourage reference to the published articles and promote the continued submission of quality work, thereby ensuring the continuity of the journal and its future indexing in the SCI. This corresponds well to the target proposed at the launch of this publishing project by the Spanish Society of Soil Science (SECS), the National Research Council (CSIC) and Universia: to build the SJSS into an international soil science reference journal.

Dr. Rosa M. Poch

Genesis, morphology and micromorphology of soils

Javier M Aznar, David Badía Villas, Rosa M Poch
Soil catena along gypseous woodland in the middle Ebro Basin: soil properties and micromorphology relationships .
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Organic components of soils, organic matter stabilization and biogeochemical clycle of nutrients

Cecilia María Armas Herrera, Carmen Dolores Arbelo Rodríguez, Juan Luis Mora Hernández, Antonio Rodríguez Rodríguez
Labile carbon pools and biological activity in volcanic soils of the Canary Islands .
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Soil-plant relationships and mechanisms and processess of mobilization and immobilization of nutrients

Martín M. Silva Rossi, Omar A. Bachmeier, Adriana Ana del Carmen Rollán
Phosphorus availability in the central area of the Argentine Pampean region. 1: Relationship between soil parameters, adsorption processes and wheat, soybean and corn yields in different soil and management environments .
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Soil quality, soils and environmental quality, soil use, soil use changes and sustainability

Alexis Hernández, Natalia Rodríguez, Marcelino del Arco, Carmen Dolores Arbelo, Jesús Notario del Pino, Antonio Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Effects of a Canary pine forest wildfire (Tenerife, Canary Islands, summer 2007) on selected soil properties and their relationship with short- to medium-term soil water repellency .
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Carolina Vázquez, Laura Noe, Adriana Abril, Carolina Merlo, Carlos Romero, Carlos Carranza
Sustainability/resilience of soil organic matter components in an Argentinean arid region .
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