Editor-in-Chief: Katja Lajtha
Biogeochemistry publishes original and synthetic papers dealing with biotic controls on the chemistry of the environment, or with the geochemical control of the structure and function of ecosystems. Cycles are considered, either of individual elements or of specific classes of natural or anthropogenic compounds in ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given to coupled interactions of element cycles. The journal spans from the molecular to global scales to elucidate the mechanisms driving patterns in biogeochemical cycles through space and time. Studies on both natural and artificial ecosystems are published when they contribute to a general understanding of biogeochemistry.
Editor: Stuart Grandy
A new fast-track review process is available for high-profile manuscripts that present results that substantially advance the field or challenge entrenched ideas. Letters are expected to present new information in a concise format and appeal to a broad audience. We expect these papers to broaden our readership and solidify the journal’s reputation for publishing cutting-edge research in the field of Biogeochemistry.
The review process for submissions to this category will be expedited. After an initial screening by the section editor, Stuart Grandy, they will be reviewed by our editorial review board members who have agreed to review manuscripts within 21 days. We aim for an initial editorial decision within 30 days of submission, and a rapid editorial and publication process thereafter. As an added incentive for authors to cast their submissions in the concise Letters format, all papers in this category will receive free color printed figures.
In order to assure rapid publication, papers must conform to a strict page limit and format. Submissions may contain up to 5000 words in the main body (not including abstract, references, acknowledgements, or captions), six display items (figures or tables), and 50 references.
If you have a manuscript that you believe meets the standards for the Letters section, please contact Stuart Grandy (email@example.com) directly before preparing and submitting your paper.
Synthesis and Emerging Ideas
Editor: Sharon Billings (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To complement the normal articles published in Biogeochemistry, we also consider contributions that are theoretical, hypothetical, and/or synthetic in nature under the heading Synthesis and Emerging Ideas. We invite authors to submit papers that will advance the field of biogeochemistry by challenging fundamental concepts, describing new tools, or offering novel hypotheses prompted by extant literature or new datasets. Review papers that summarize existing knowledge without offering new, emergent questions or hypotheses are not appropriate for this section; rather, we are especially interested in manuscripts that synthesize existing knowledge to generate new questions, ideas, theories, and discussion.
Synthesis and Emerging Ideas papers should be prepared (and will be reviewed) with the same intellectual rigor as other papers published in Biogeochemistry. However, the review/acceptance process will focus less on the “rightness” of the paper and more on the rigor, interest, and potential value of the ideas presented. When reviewing and selecting papers we will attempt to select works that have particular promise for advancing biogeochemical thinking and research.
Papers for the Synthesis and Emerging Ideas section should be submitted through the online Editorial Manager system as for a regular paper, but authors must indicate using the drop-down menu that they wish the paper to be considered for this special section. Alternatively, authors may submit an idea via a cover letter to the section, and the editors will respond quickly with a decision as to whether the paper meets the criteria of the section.97% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
- Katja Lajtha
- Publishing model
- Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us
- 4.161 (2019)
- Impact factor
- 4.535 (2019)
- Five year impact factor
- 65 days
- Submission to first decision
- 209 days
- Submission to acceptance
- 330,421 (2020)
Elevated salinity and water table drawdown significantly affect greenhouse gas emissions in soils from contrasting land-use practices in the prairie pothole region
Authors (first, second and last of 4)
Quantitative relationship between organic carbon and geochemical properties in tropical surface and subsurface soils
Authors (first, second and last of 9)
Bioavailable DOC: reactive nutrient ratios control heterotrophic nutrient assimilation—An experimental proof of the macronutrient-access hypothesis
Authors (first, second and last of 9)
Roots regulate microbial N processes to achieve an efficient NH4+ supply in the rhizosphere of alpine coniferous forests
We’re happy to announce that we are creating an early-career researchers’ (ECR) board comprising of postdocs and late-stage Ph.D. students. The aim is for ECR’s to develop their skills as peer-reviewers under the guidance of experienced Associate Editors of the Biogeochemistry board.
We need advice and suggestions from our readers on how to be more inclusive, and how to diversify our Editorial Board and our Board of Readers.
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Why is the journal important to the field?
Biogeochemistry is a relatively new and highly interdisciplinary field of science that explores the connections between the biotic and abiotic world.
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