Plant and Soil publishes original papers and review articles exploring the interface of plant biology and soil sciences, and that enhance our mechanistic understanding of plant-soil interactions. This includes both fundamental and applied aspects of mineral nutrition, plant-water relations, symbiotic and pathogenic plant-microbe interactions, root anatomy and morphology, soil biology, ecology, agrochemistry and agrophysics. Articles discussing a major molecular or mathematical component also fall within the scope of the journal. All contributions appear in the English language.

The Editor-in-Chief is Hans Lambers, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.

  • English language journal exploring the interface of plant biology and soil sciences
  • Topics include plant-water relations, symbiotic and pathogenic plant-microbe interactions, root anatomy and morphology, agrochemistry and agrophysics
  • Presents articles discussing major molecular or mathematical components
  • Editor-in-Chief: Hans Lambers, University of Western Australia
  • 96% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
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  • Hans Lambers
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  • Lieve Bultynck
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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3.259 (2018)
Impact factor
3.761 (2018)
Five year impact factor
37 days
Submission to first decision
150 days
Submission to acceptance
1,074,946 (2019)

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