Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (ISSN 0718-9508) since 2010 edits four issues per year, only in English language, on behalf the Chilean Society of Soil Science.

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition is a peer reviewed journal that publishes original research findings in all areas related to soil science, plant nutrition, agriculture and environmental science. For publication it accepts original research articles, technical notes, short communication and reviews (both voluntary and by invitation), on all aspects indicated by the Journal title. Contributions to soil science cover physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, mineralogy, ecology, pedology, classification and amelioration.

Contributions related to plant nutrition and agriculture include plant production, physiology and metabolism of plants, plant ecology, diversity and sustainability of agricultural systems, organic and inorganic fertilization in relation to their impact on yields, quality of plants and ecological systems and agroecosystems studies.

Contributions related to soil degradation, environmental pollution and nature conservation and environmental protection are also included in the scope of the Journal. 

All articles sent for publication will be examined by the Editorial Board and should comply with the aims and scope of the journal. Submitted articles will be sent for critical review to a minimum of two specialists chosen by the Editorial Board who reserve the right to publish or reject articles in accord with the recommendations by the reviewers.

 

Section Policies

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Special Issue Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Biogeochemical processes in the rhizosphere and their influence on plant nutrition  

 

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REVIEW

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (JSSPN) is a journal of the Chilean Society of Soil Science with four issues per year (since 2010).


For publication, JSSPN accepts authoritative reviews on all aspects indicated by the journal’s title. Electronic versions of published reviews are available from http://www.jsspn.cl and http://www.scielo.cl providing free access to a broad international audience.
Contributions to soil science cover physics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, ecology, pedology, classification, amelioration, fertility and protection. Topics on plant nutrition include mineral metabolism, biotechnology, rhizosphere, and molecular ecology, physiology of yield development, impact of organic and mineral fertilization on plant yield and quality.


Reviews on subjects related to soil science, such as quaternary geology, geomorphology, hydrology and landscaping, together with contributions to problems of natural conservation and environmental protection are also welcome.

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SCIENTIFIC NOTES

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (JSSPN) is a journal of the Chilean Society of Soil Science with four issues per year (since 2010).

 

For publication, JSSPN accepts scientific notes on all aspects indicated by the journal’s title. Electronic versions of published reviews are available from http://www.jsspn.cl and http://www.scielo.cl providing free access to a broad international audience.
Contributions to soil science cover physics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, ecology, pedology, classification, amelioration, fertility and protection. Topics on plant nutrition include mineral metabolism, biotechnology, rhizosphere, and molecular ecology, physiology of yield development, impact of organic and mineral fertilization on plant yield and quality.


Scientific notes on subjects related to soil science, such as quaternary geology, geomorphology, hydrology and landscaping, together with contributions to problems of natural conservation and environmental protection are also welcome.

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SHORT COMMUNICATION

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (JSSPN) is a journal of the Chilean Society of Soil Science with four issues per year (since 2010).


For publication JSSPN accepts short communication on all aspects indicated by the journal’s title. Electronic versions of published reviews are available from http://www.jsspn.cl and http://www.scielo.cl providing free access to a broad international audience.
Contributions to soil science cover physics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, ecology, pedology, classification, amelioration, fertility and protection. Topics on plant nutrition include mineral metabolism, biotechnology, rhizosphere, and molecular ecology, physiology of yield development, impact of organic and mineral fertilization on plant yield and quality.


Short communication on subjects related to soil science, such as quaternary geology, geomorphology, hydrology and landscaping, together with contributions to problems of natural conservation and environmental protection are also welcome.

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Special Issue 2017: “Microbial Interactions in the plant - soil continuum”

Unpublished and original works  presented either in an oral or poster format in the Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in the Southern Cone of South America workshop, are invited to be submitted at this Special Issue of the Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (http://cl.submission.scielo.org/) until April 10, 2017.

Editors
  • Alex Seguel
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Peer Review Process

Authors are requested to submit manuscripts electronically. We strongly suggest that authors carefully check the final version of their manuscripts for compliance with the format and style of the journal.

In order to simplify journal production and minimize the number of errors, the final draft of the paper (once accepted by the Editorial Board) should be submitted as an electronic file created by a word processor. Likewise, authors are urged to send figures, photographs, graphs, and tables electronically, using programs that generate interchangeable formats (Corel Draw, Excel, Canvas, Freelance, etc.). Authors should indicate the program used to prepare text, figures, graphs, tables, etc.

All articles sent for publication will be examined by the Editorial Board and should comply with the aims and scope of the journal. Submitted articles will be sent for critical review to a minimum of two specialists chosen by the Editorial Board who reserve the right to publish or reject articles in accord with the recommendations by the reviewers.

The corresponding author will receive a proof to correct printer's errors. Changes cannot be made to the proof without the authorization of the editorial office of the journal.
Corrected proof should be returned within 2 days by e-mail. In case of failure to comply with this deadline, the Editor in-Chief will decide whether to publish the article without corrections (declining responsibility for errors, which may remain) or to be considered as new submission.

The corresponding author will be supplied with the final PDF file and the volume issue where the paper appears. The issue will be send by regular mail to the corresponding author.

 

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Abbreviation

The abbreviated title of Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition is J. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. This abbreviation should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.

 

Indexation

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition is indexed in:

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition of Thomson Reuter (ex ISI) and SciELO.

This Journal has open access: http://www.jsspn.cl and http://www.scielo.cl

 

Subscription rates

Chile: $ 24,000 per year (four issues), $ 6,000 per single issue. All other countries: US $ 100 per year (four issues), US $ 25 per single issue. Postage is not included in the subscription rates. Postage and subscription should be addressed to:

Dr. Alex Seguel Fuentealba

Managing Editor

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Scientific and Biotechnological Bioresource Nucleus

Universidad de La Frontera

P.O. Box 54-D

Temuco-Chile

 

 

Correspondence

All correspondence should be addressed to:

 

Dr. Alex Seguel Fuentealba

Managing Editor

Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Scientific and Biotechnological Bioresource Nucleus

Universidad de La Frontera

P.O. Box 54-D

Temuco-Chile

E. mail: jsspn@ufromail.cl; alex.seguel@ufrontera.cl

Phone: +56 (45) 2732448

 

In addition, you can send correspondence to the Editor in Chief of the Journal:

 

Dr. Maria de la Luz Mora Gil

Scientific and Biotechnological Bioresource Nucleus

Universidad de La Frontera

P.O. Box 54-D

Temuco-Chile

E. mail: mariluz.mora@ufrontera.cl

Phone: +56 (45) 744241/325450

 

 

Publication Frequency

Since 2010 Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition publishes four issues per year with twenty articles per issue.



Chilean Society of Soil Science
Scientific and Technological Bioresource Nucleus BIOREN-UFRO
Universidad de La Frontera
Avenida Francisco Salazar 01145
P.O. Box 54-D
Temuco, Chile.


jsspn@ufromail.cl