African Journal of Soil Science

ISSN 2375-088X

Aims and scope

African Journal of Soil Science ISSN 2375-088X is an international peer-reviewed, English language journal that publishes original articles, reviews and short communications in all areas of soil science and related disciplines. The journal considers articles dealing with the relationships between plants and soil, such as the relationships and interactions of plants with minerals, water and microbes, the anatomy and morphology of roots, soil biology and ecology, and so on.

Articles that raise concerns about how to preserve soil and arable land in a world with a growing population, possible future water crisis, increasing per capita food consumption, and land degradation management of soils are most welcome.

African Journal of Soil Science also welcomes articles that deepen our understanding of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth as well as soil formation and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils; chemistry, morphology and classification of soil; influence of soil on organisms, especially plants.

The following are areas where AJSS usually welcomes contributions:

  • Environmental soil science
  • Pedology
  • Soil genesis
  • Pedometrics
  • Soil morphology
  • Soil micromorphology
  • Soil classification
  • Soil taxonomy
  • Soil biology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Soil chemistry
  • Soil biochemistry
  • Soil mineralogy
  • Soil physics
  • Pedotransfer function
  • Soil mechanics and engineering
  • Soil hydrology, hydropedology
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem studies
  • Pedotransfer function
  • Soil fertility / Nutrient management
  • Soil management
  • Soil survey
  • Standard methods of analysis
  • Watershed and wetland studies
  • Agricultural sciences
  • Agricultural soil science
  • Agrophysics science
  • Irrigation management
  • Anthropology
  • archaeological stratigraphy
  • Environmental science
  • Landscape ecology
  • Physical geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Geology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Waste management
  • Wetland science
  • Conservation science, practice, and policy.