Pedosphere - A peer-reviewed international journal (ISSN 1002-0160; CN 32-1315/P) was founded in 1991 and is published bimonthly in English (without Chinese edition) by Elsevier Limited and Science Press. Pedosphere is sponsored jointly by the Soil Science Society of China; the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and the State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, China; in cooperation with 5 of the most important Chinese institutions and universities working in the field of soil science: China Agricultural University; the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Nanjing Agricultural University; South China Agricultural University; and Zhejiang University. The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Shen Ren-Fang who is Standing Vice President of the Soil Science Society of China, and Director of the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Pedosphere welcomes submissions from scientists around the world under a broad scope of topics relevant to timely, high quality original research findings, especially up-to-date achievements and advances in the entire field of soil science studies dealing with environmental science, ecology, agriculture, bioscience, geoscience, forestry, etc. It publishes mainly original research articles as well as some reviews, mini reviews, short communications and special issues; and its areas of particular interest include soil physics; soil chemistry; soil biology and biochemistry; soil fertility and plant nutrition; soil resources and use; soil mineralogy; soil environment and ecology; soil and water conservation; forest, range, and wetland soils; soil salinity and management; soil and plant analysis and technology; and soil gases and global change.
Papers submitted to the Journal Pedosphere must be sent out for double-blind in-depth peer review by the Editorial Committee, which is composed of 42 foreign and 21 Chinese worldwide renowned soil scientists from 24 countries, and by its scientific review panel composed of thousands of internationally invited experts prior to acceptance for publication.
Pedosphere has been abstracted/indexed in most of relevant internationally important databases and abstracts, such as Current Contents/AB and ES, Science Citation Index Expanded, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, SCOPUS, ScienceDirect, VINITI Abstracts Journal, Elsevier BIOBASE, GEOBASE, ASCI, Pollution Abstracts, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Mgmt, Environment Encyclopedia and Directory, Irrigation and Drainage Abstracts, Soils and Fertilizers, Water Resources Abstracts, Agroforestry Abstracts, Field Crop Abstracts, Forestry Abstracts, Geographical Abstracts, Geological Abstracts, Geomechanics Abstracts, Grasslands and Forage Abstracts, Horticultural Abstracts, International Development Abstracts, Maize Abstracts, Nematological Abstracts, CSCD, CSTPCD, CJCR, CNKI, CAJCED, Plant Growth Regulator Abstracts, Rice Abstracts, and Wheat, Barley and Triticale Abstracts.
To date the published papers in Pedosphere submitted by authors from over 30 countries outside China, such as the USA, UK, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, Poland, India, Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan, Greece, Syria and Bangladesh, have accounted for more than 30% of the total. Additionally, over 90% of the published articles in the journal belong to research projects supported by various international and national scientific foundations.
Pedosphere's audience: Scientific and technical researchers and workers as well as university and college teachers and students related to soil science, environmental science, ecology, bioscience, geoscience, agriculture, forestry, etc.
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via Pedosphere Online Editorial System (POES) - the web-based online manuscript submission, tracking, peer-review, and editorial management system of Pedosphere - which can be accessed at http://pedosphere.issas.ac.cn.
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1 T. RITTL | M. COOPER | R.J. HECK | M.V.R. BALLESTER Object-Based Method Outperforms Per-Pixel Method for Land Cover Classification in a Protected Area of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest Region Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 290-297 2 Zheng-Chao ZHOU | Zhuo-Ting GAN | Zhou-Ping SHANGGUAN Sediment Trapping from Hyperconcentrated Flow as Affected by Grass Filter Strips Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 372-375 3 Chong-Feng BU | W.J. GALE | Qiang-Guo CAI | Shu-Fang WU Process and Mechanism for the Development of Physical Crusts in Three Typical Chinese Soils Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 321-332 4 J.L. MORENO | F. BASTIDA | M.A. SÁNCHEZ-MONEDERO | T. HERNÁNDEZ | C. GARCÍA Response of Soil Microbial Community to a High Dose of Fresh Olive Mill Wastewater Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 281-289 5 An-Dong SHI | Qian LI | Jian-Guo HUANG | Ling YUAN Influence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Growth, Mineral Nutrition and Chlorogenic Acid Content of Lonicera confusa Seedlings Under Field Conditions Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 333-339 6 S. HOJATI | H. KHADEMI | A. FAZ CANO | S. AYOUBI | A. LANDI Factors Affecting the Occurrence of Palygorskite in Central Iranian Soils Developed on Tertiary Sediments Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 359-371 7 R. PASTORELLI | R. PICCOLO | S. SIMONCINI | S. LANDI New Primers for Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Analysis of Nitrate-Reducing Bacterial Community in Soil Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 340-349 8 Run-Jin LIU | Yan Li | Zhi-Kai DIAO | Min LI | Xian-Gui LIN Effects of Soil Depth and Season Variation on Community Structure of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Greenhouse Soils Planted with Watermelon Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 350-358 9 Announcement for International Conference BCD2013 Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 320- 10 H. SHAHAB | H. EMAMI | G.H. HAGHNIA | A. KARIMI Pore Size Distribution as a Soil Physical Quality Index for Agricultural and Pasture Soils in Northeastern Iran Pedosphere, Volume 23, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 312-320
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