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.

Why publish with us

  • We explore the interface of plant biology and soil sciences.
  • We provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 96% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.
  • Through Springer Compact agreements, authors from participating institutions can publish Open Choice at no cost to the authors.

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  • Hans Lambers
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  • Lieve Bultynck
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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4.993 (2021)
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5.440 (2021)
Five year impact factor
35 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
1,421,560 (2021)

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Volume 477

Issue 1-2, August 2022

Silicon at the root-soil interface

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