Vol 7 No 2 (2017)
Issue Description

Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

It is a pleasure to present the second issue of the seventh volume of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science. It contains five articles by several international authors that deal with organic matter dynamics an soil rehabilitation using biochar, plant nutrition and soil architecture. We also acknowledge the letter to the editor by Philippe Baveye, who proposes several ideas for a debate on the present systems for scientific evaluation and journal quality, which we are sure will be useful for the discussion on these issues.

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.


Rosa M. Poch

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

Eduardo de Sá Pereira, Matias Ezequiel Duval, Juan Alberto Galantini
Decomposition from legume and non-legume crop residues: Effects on soil organic carbon fractions under controlled conditions
Laura Antonela Iturri, Graciela Gloria Hevia, Montserrat Diaz Raviña, Daniel Eduardo Buschiazzo
Temporal variations of organic matter fractions of different lability in an Entic Haplustoll

Soil management and land degradation, soil contamination, soil technology, protection and remediation

Alfonso Rodríguez-Vila, Rubén Forján, Rafael S. Guedes, Emma F. Covelo
Effect of waste mixed with biochar as soil amendment on trace element solubility in a mine soil

Methods of soil analysis, nanotechnology applied to soils and advanced technics

Maryam Marashi, Ali Mohammadi Torkashvand, Abbas Ahmadi, Mehrdad Esfandyari
Estimation of soil aggregate stability indices using artificial neural network ‎and multiple linear regression models

Soil-plant relationships and mechanisms and processess of mobilization and immobilization of nutrients

M. Haque, J. Ferdous
Transfer of natural radionuclides from soil to plants in Savar Dhaka

Comments and Letters to the Editor

Philippe Christian Baveye
Putting things in perspective