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Special Issue in European Journal of Soil Science

Announcing a Special Issue for the STARS CDT in the European Journal of Soil Science“Innovations in Soil Science to address Global Grand Challenges”

Editors Phil Haygarth, Guy Kirk and Davey Jones

We have just entered the peak phase of STARS with 40 PhD students in the college. The perfect time to propose a special issue to be published in the EJSS, because it is a BSSS journal working with the British Soils CDT. Volunteer teams of students and supervisors are now encouraged to propose papers around the theme of “Innovations in Soil Science to address Global Grand Challenges” and the STARS sub-themes:

  • Understanding the soil-root interface
  • Soils and the delivery of ecosystem services
  • Resilience and response of functions in soil systems
  • Modelling the soil ecosystem at different spatial and temporal scales

The timetable:

End December 2018: STARS and EJSS reach agreement on principle and agree modus operandi; start to form the Editorial team. DONE
Early January 2019: Launch concept by email and ask for proposed authors to signal intent and title. DONE
Mid-January 2019: Promotion at STARS conference. DONE
By mid March 2019: Corresponding authors send provisional papers titles and author list to stars@lancaster.ac.uk
April–June 2019: Window for receipt of papers.
End December 2019: Reviews, responses, revision and re-submission to be complete.

All papers will be subject to strict independent peer review. It is primarily open to STARS PhD students and supervisors in the first instance, but other relevant soils PhD students are welcome to enquire.

For further information contact stars@lancaster.ac.uk