This issue consists of six research papers dealing with current issues in soil science, such as soil carbon (analysis methods, SOC in rehabilitated soils, relation to biodiversity) as well as soil and water pollution and sanitation. Their authors are recognized specialists in these subjects therefore the results of their research - which will be open-access as are the rest of the SJSS publications -will significantly contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields.
The indexing of our journal is a priority of the editorial and scientific committees. In order to achieve this, it is essential to preserve the quality of the published articles and to ensure the visibility of the journal. Since the selection process of the Editorial Committee and the professionality of the Universia staff ensure these two factors, we expect that indexing will be achieved in the medium term, with the inclusion of SJSS in the main indexing systems.
On behalf of the Editorial Board I wish to thank the authors for having chosen the SJSS to publish their research, the reviewers for their comprehensive and rigorous evaluations of manuscripts, the Universia team for their professionalism and efficiency in editing, and the CSIC for their support and dissemination of the journal. We also continue to encourage the scientific community to send the products of their soil science research to our journal platform for possible publication
We look forward to receiving your research. Best wishes,