Cilt: 12 Sayı: 3, 2.07.2023

Yıl: 2023


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2. Impact of different organic fertilizers on soil available nutrient contents, potato yield, tuber nitrate contents

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5. Tillage system and cover crop effects on organic carbon and available nutrient contents in light chestnut soil

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6. Development of Hungarian spectral library: Prediction of soil properties and applications

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7. Mapping the sensitivity of land degradation in the Ouergha catchment (Morocco) using the MEDALUS approach

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9. The effects of clinoptilolite type of zeolite and synthesised zeolite-enriched fertilizer on yield parameters of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plant and some chemical properties in dark chestnut soil

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10. Main factors in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons accumulations in the long-term technogenic contaminated soil

Eurasian Journal of Soil Science is the official English language journal of the Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes research articles, critical reviews of basic and applied soil science in all related to soil and plant studies and general environmental soil science. Scope of the journal includes: Soil Physics & Mechanics, Soil Chemistry, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Soil Erosion & Conservation, Soil Degradation & Reclamation, Soil Genesis & Classification, Soil Survey & Mapping, Soil Mineralogy & Micromorphology, Soil Management, Soil Health & Quality, Soil Hydrology, Soil Pollution, Soil Fertility, Plant Nutrition, Fertilizer & Fertilization, Remote Sensing & GIS in Soil Science, Geostatistics, Applied Mathematic in Soil Science.

Eurasian Journal of Soil Science is a forum for presenting articles on basic and applied research of soil science, thus making new findings, methods and techniques easility accessible and applicable in practice. Papers in any of the following fields will be considered, and authors are requested to designate their manuscript according to one of these divisions on submission:

Soil Physics & Mechanics

Soil Chemistry

Soil Biology & Biochemistry

Soil Erosion & Conservation

Soil Degradation & Reclamation

Soil Genesis & Classification

Soil Survey & Mapping

Soil Mineralogy & Micromorphology

Soil Management

Soil Health & Quality

Soil Hydrology

Soil Pollution

Soil Fertility

Plant Nutrition

Fertilizer & Fertilization

Remote Sensing & GIS in Soil Science


Applied Mathematic in Soil Science

Authors are responsible for submitting well-written manuscripts. Manuscripts should be written in simple declarative sentences and must conform to accepted standards of English style and usage. Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly advised, prior to submission, to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language, if none of the authors is so, has reviewed their manuscript. Concise English without jargon should be used. Repetitive use of long sentences and passive tense should be avoided. It is strongly recommended that the text be run through computer spelling and grammar programs. Spelling should be British or American English and should be consistent throughout. Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the editor-in-chief if they do not comply with the instructions to authors, or are beyond the scope of the journal.

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the internet to the Eurasian Journal of Soil Science through the online system of the journal. You will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. Submission of a manuscript to the Eurasian Journal of Soil Science implies that: 1) the work described has not been published before (publication of a poster abstract or an oral presentation is not considered previous publication of the research); 2) it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; 3) its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities (tacitly or explicitly) at the institute where the work has been carried out; 4) if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher (Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies). The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Make sure that your manuscript be not more 20 pages of A4 size, one column, double spaced lines (font 12) with 2,5 cm margins on all sides of the page, roughly equal to 4500 – 5000 words. These 25 pages should also cover the graphs and tables presented. Before submission, please also make sure that there is no conflict between the Authors regarding the submitted manuscript. Manuscript submitted to Eurasian Journal of Soil Science are critically reviewed before they are published. The purpose of the review is to assure readers that the papers have been found acceptable by competent and independent professionals. The process often results in desirable changes to the manuscript.

Manuscript Structure
For non-English speaking Authors it is highly recommended to put their manuscript for English language editing before submission. Manuscript with no enough English standard will be rejected before scientific evaluation.

Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections:

1. Title Page
2. Abstract with title of manuscript and full names of authors
3. Key words
4. Introduction
5. Materials and Methods
6. Results (This section is somethimes combined with the discussion)
7. Discussion
8. Acknowledgements (optional),
9. References.

Section and sub-section headings should not be numbered. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Lines should also be numbered. In typing the manuscript, headings and subheadings should not be run within the text. They should be typed on a separate line, without indentation. Use title case for headings and sentence case for subheadings. Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings. Do not start sentences with an abbreviation or a numeral.

Title Page
The first page should contain a concise and informative title not exceeding 15 words, the names and addresses of the authors, and contact details of the corresponding author (postal address, e-mail, and fax and telephone numbers). The title of the manuscript must be in sentence case (e.g., Effects of N-enriched sewage sludge on soil enzyme activities). The title must be informative and should express data rather than the type of experiment. Avoid titles like “The effect of ...on...” or “Influence of ... on...” or similar.

The Abstract must be in English, and should not exceed 300 words for the English abstract. The Abstract should state the purpose of the study, the major results, and conclusions.

Key words
A maximum of 6 key words, in alphabetical order, should be given at the end of the Abstract, allowing a 1-line space. Since key words are used for indexing, avoid terms that are too general (e.g. plant). Avoid use of abbreviations as key words.

This part should define the background and significance of the problem by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. The reasons why the study was conducted must be mentioned in this section, which will be tested and discussed in the Discussion section.

Materials and Methods
Please provide concise but complete information about the materials and the analytical and statistical procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented.

In this part, the same data/information given in a table must not be repeated in a figure, or vice versa. It is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numbers from Tables in the text and give long explanations of the Tables and Figures.

This part must be written with reference to the tables and figures and by considering information from the literature. Statements made in the Introduction and Results sections should not be repeated here.

Acknowledgements (Optional)
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. may be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organisations should be written in full.

Do not overload the manuscript with citations. References should be cited in the text by the last name(s) of the author(s) and year of publication, for example “(Shein, 2010)” or “(Kizilkaya and Bayrakli, 2005)”. If the citation is the subject of the sentence, then only the date should be given in parentheses, for example “According to Shein (2010)” or “as suggested by Kizilkaya and Bayrakli (2005)”. For citation of references with 3 or more authors, only the first author’s name followed by “et al.” should be used, for example “(Karaca et al. 2002)” or “as shown by Karaca et al. (2002)”. If there is more than one reference in the same year for the same author(s), then please add the letters “a”, “b”, etc. to the year, for example “(Jones 2004a, 2004b)”. Separate the citations by semicolon and list chronologically, for example “(Karaca et al. 2002; Kizilkaya and Bayrakli, 2005; Shein, 2010)”. Only published papers or papers in press can be mentioned in the manuscript. Papers in preparation or in review can be mentioned within the text as unpublished data, but should not be included in the References section. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the text without numbering. The manuscript should be checked carefully to ensure that the spellings of the authors’ names and year of publication are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list. References to journal articles, books, proceedings, chapters in books, etc. should be listed as given below (please note the punctuation and capitalisation):

Journal Articles
Please use always full name of a journal’s name.

Shein, E.V., 2010. Soil Hydrology: Stage of development, current state, and nearest prospects. Eurasian Soil Science 43(2): 158–167.
Kizilkaya, R., Bayrakli, B., 2005. Effects of N-enriched sewage sludge on soil enzyme activities. Applied Soil Ecology 30: 192-202.
Karaca, A., Naseby, D., Lynch, J., 2002. Effect of cadmium-contamination with sewage sludge and phosphate fertiliser amendments on soil enzyme activities, microbial structure and available cadmium. Biology and Fertility of Soil 35: 435-440.

Adl, S.M., 2003. The Ecology of Soil Decomposition. CABI Publishing, USA. 335p.
Edwards, C.A., Bohlen, P.J., 1996. Biology and Ecology of Earthworms. Third edition. Chapman and Hall, London. 426p.

Chapter in Books
Kızılkaya R., Karaca, A., Turgay O.C., Çetin, S.C., 2011. Earthworm interactions with soil enzymes, In: Biology of Earthworms, Soil Biology, Karaca, A., (Ed.). Vol 24, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp.141-158.

Shein, E.V., Sakunkonchak, T., Milanovskiy, E.Y., Khaydapova, D.D., 2010. Physical properties of soddy- podzolic soils under longterm field experiment. In: Proceedings of the International Soil Science Congress on Management of Natural Resources to Sustain Soil Health and Quality. Kizilkaya, R., Gulser, C., Dengiz, O. (Eds.). 26-28 May 2010. Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. pp. 39-46.

Hepsen Turkay, F.S., 2010. Producing vermicompost by means of composting hazelnut and sewage sludge via earthworm and determining effests of vermicompost on the biological properties of soil in field and greenhouse experiment. PhD Thesis. Ondokuz Mayıs University, Department of Soil Science, Samsun, Turkey. 166 p.

Statistical treatment
When appropriate, include statistical analysis. Define all statistical measures and models clearly. Identify the number of independent replications of experimental treatments and the number of times individual experiments were duplicated. Levels of statistical significance that can be mentioned without further explanation should read as follows: *P<0.05, **P<0.01, and ***P<0.001. Abbreviations, symbols etc: Abbreviations and acronyms should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. To facilitate reader comprehension, abbreviations should be used sparingly. Latin terms suchas et al., in situ, in vitro, or in vivo, should not be italicised. Degree symbols (°) must be used (from the Symbol list on the Insert menu in MS Word) and not superscript letter “o” or number “0”. Multiplication symbols must be used (×) and not small “x” letters. Spaces must be inserted between numbers and units (e.g., 3 kg) and between numbers and mathematical symbols (+, –, ×, =), but not between numbers and percent symbols (e.g., 45%). Enzymes should be given with the EC-number when first mentioned.

All illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.), not including tables, must be labelled “Figure”. Photos or drawings must have a good contrast of dark and light. Legends of figures should be brief, but complete and self-explanatory so that the reader can easily understand the results presented in the figure. The resolution of images should not be less than 118 pixels/cm when width is set to 16 cm. Images must be scanned at 1200 dpi resolution and submitted in jpeg or tiff format. Graphs and diagrams must be drawn with a line weight between 0.5 and 1 point. Graphs and diagrams with a line weight less than 0.5 point and more than 1 point are not accepted. Scanned or photocopied graphs and diagrams are not accepted. Charts must be prepared in 2 dimensions unless required by the data used. Charts unnecessarily drawn in 3 dimensions are not accepted. Captions must be written in sentence case (e.g., The yield of crude extract, total phenolic content, hydrogen peroxide scavenging, and superoxide anion radical scavenging of WEC and EEC). Please do not duplicate material that is already presented in the tables. Dimensions of figures must be maximum 16 × 20 cm and minimum 8 cm wide. If statistical treatment has been applied, explain the test method used and the levels of significance in the legends to figures. All figures must be numbered using Arabic numerals unless there is only one table or figure, in which case it should be labelled “Figure”. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). All figures must be given at the end of the manuscript. Figures must be submitted both in the manuscript and as separate files.

Notes on figures that are submitted as individual files:

Figures that are charts, diagrams, or drawings must be submitted in a modifiable format, i.e. our graphics personnel should be able to modify them. Therefore, if the program with which the figure is drawn has a “save as” option, it must be saved as “*.ai” or “*.pdf”. If the “save as” option does not include these extensions, then the figure must be copied and pasted into a blank Microsoft Word document as an editable object. It must not be pasted as an image file (tiff, jpeg, or eps) unless it is a photograph.

Notes on figures that are embedded in the manuscript:

Figures must be copied and pasted into the manuscript as an editable object. It must not be pasted as an image file (tiff, jpeg, eps) unless it is a photograph.

For all tables, please use Word’s “gcreate table” feature, with no tabbed text or tables created with spaces and drawn lines. Tables must be clearly typed, each on a separate sheet, and double-spaced. Each table should be presented with a brief but complete and self-explanatory caption so that the reader can easily understand the results presented in the table. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Avoid the use of vertical lines to separate the columns. Please do not duplicate material that is already presented in the figures. Dimensions of tables must be maximum 16 x 20 cm and minimum 8 cm wide. Tables may be continued on another sheet if necessary but the dimensions stated above still apply. Captions must be written in sentence case. All tables should be numbered using Arabic numerals unless there is only one table, in which case it should be labelled “Table”. Footnotes to tables are to be indicated by superscript lower-case letters, suitable symbol, or asterisk especially for significance values and other statistical data, and included beneath the table body.

Units of measurements

The metric system is standard, and SI (Systeme International d’Unites) units must be used as much as possible. Use mg kg-1 or µg kg-1 instead of ppm or ppb. Do not use “/“ to indicate “per” in unit designations. Use only a space as given in the following examples: 6 kg P ha-1, mg L-1, N m-2, km h-1. Areas should be expressed in hectares. The abbreviation for “liter” is always capital (upper case) “L”, for example mL.

Publication Ethics

Governing body
Eurasian Journal of Soil Science are under the scientific control of their Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. Some executive roles of the Editorial Board members are delegated to the Editor(s)-in-Chief who is well-known in the journal’s scope.
Decision about submitted manuscript to Eurasian Journal of Soil Science is based only on its importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal’s scope and content. Studies with negative results despite adequate power, or those challenging previously published work receive equal consideration. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science Editorial Team has the responsibility to edit the accepted manuscripts before publishing to prevent potential falsifications and consistency of structural principles.
If a published paper is subsequently found to have errors or major flaws, Eurasian Journal of Soil Science Editorial Team take responsibility for promptly correcting the written record in the journal. The specific content of the correction may address whether the errors originated with the author or the journal. The correction is listed in the table of contents to ensure that it is linked to the article to which it pertains in public databases (e.g., DOAJ, EBSCO, Proquest, etc.).
Ratings of review quality and other performance characteristics of editors are periodically assessed to assure optimal journal performance, and contribute to decisions on reappointment. Individual performance data must be confidential. These performance measures are also used to assess changes in process that might improve journal performance. The handling of manuscripts that may represent a conflict of interest for editors is described under the section on conflict of interest.

All the Eurasian Journal of Soil Science Editorial Team members
1. Respect their journal’s constituents (readers, authors, reviewers, and the human subjects of research) by:
Making the journal’s processes (e.g., governance, editorial staff members, number of reviewers, review times, acceptance rate) transparent;
Thanking reviewers for their work;
Protecting the confidentiality of human subjects.

2. Promote self-correction in science and participate in efforts to improve the practice of scientific investigation by:
Publishing corrections, retractions, and critiques of published articles;
Take responsibility for improving the level of scientific investigation and writing in the larger community of potential authors and readers.

3. Assure honesty and integrity of the content of their journal and minimize bias by:
Managing conflicts of interest;
Maintaining confidentiality of information;
Separating the editorial and business functions of the journal.

4. Improve the quality of their journal by:
Becoming familiar with the best practice in editing, peer review, research ethics, methods of investigation, and the rationale and evidence base supporting them;
Establishing appropriate programs to monitor journals’ performance;
Soliciting external evaluations of the journal’s effectiveness

Authorship is a way of making explicit both credit and responsibility for the contents of published articles. Credit and responsibility are inseparable. The guiding principle for authorship decisions is to present an honest account of what took place. Criteria for authorship apply to all intellectual products, including electronic publications of words, data, and images. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science should make their own policies on authorship transparent and accessible.
- Everyone who has made substantial intellectual contributions to the study on which the article is based (for example, to the research question, design, analysis, interpretation, and written description) should be an author.
- It is dishonest to omit mention of someone who has participated in writing the manuscript (“ghost authorship”) and unfair to omit investigator who have had important engagement with other aspects of the work.
- Only an individual who has made substantial intellectual contributions should be an author.
- Performing technical services, translating text, supplying materials, and providing funding or administrative oversight over facilities where the work was done are not, in themselves, sufficient for authorship, although these contributions may be acknowledged in the manuscript.
- It is dishonest to include authors only because of their reputation, position of authority, or friendship (“guest authorship”).
- One author (a “guarantor”) should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole. Often this is the corresponding author, the one who sends in the manuscript and receives reviews, but other authors can have this role. All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript.
- It is preferable that all authors be familiar with all aspects of the work. However, modern research is often done in teams with complementary expertise so that every author may not be equally familiar with all aspects of the work. For example, a biostatistician may have greater mastery of statistical aspects of the manuscript than other authors, but have somewhat less understanding of clinical variables or laboratory measurements. Therefore, some authors’ contributions may be limited to specific aspects of the work as a whole.
- All authors should comply with the journals’ policies on conflict of interest.
- Editors should not arbitrarily limit the number of authors.
- There are legitimate reasons for multiple authors in some kinds of research, such as multi-center, randomized controlled trials. In these situations, a subset of authors may be listed with the title, with the notation that they have prepared the manuscript on behalf of all contributors, who are then listed in an appendix to the published article.
- A “corporate” author (e.g., a “Group” name) representing all authors in a named study may be listed, as long as one investigator takes responsibility for the work as a whole. In either case, all individuals listed as authors should meet criteria for authorship whether or not they are listed explicitly on the byline.
- If editors believe the number of authors is unusually large, relative to the scope and complexity of the work, they can ask for a detailed description of each author’s contributions to the work. If some do not meet criteria for authorship, editors can require that their names be removed as a condition of publication.
- The authors themselves should decide the order in which authors are listed in an article.
- No one else other than authors knows as well as they do their respective contributions and the agreements they have made among themselves.
- Many different criteria are used to decide order of authorship. Among these are relative contributions to the work and, in situations where all authors have contributed equally, alphabetical or random order.
- Readers cannot know, and should not assume, the meaning of order of authorship unless the approach to assigning order has been described by the authors.
- Authors may want to include with their manuscript a description of how order was decided. If so, editors should welcome this information and publish it with the manuscript.
- Disputes about authorship are best settled at the local level, before journals review the manuscript. However, at their discretion editors may become involved in resolving authorship disputes.
- Changes in authorship at any stage of manuscript review, revision, or acceptance should be accompanied by a written request and explanation from all of the original authors.
- The integrity of the published record of scientific research depends not only on the validity of the science but also on honesty in authorship.
- Editors and readers need to be confident that authors have undertaken the work described and have ensured that the manuscript accurately reflects their work, irrespective if whether they took the lead in writing or sought assistance from a writer in the field.
- The scientific record is distorted if the primary purpose of an article is to persuade readers in favor of a special interest, rather than to inform and educate, and this purpose is concealed.
- Ghost authorship exists when someone has made substantial contributions to writing a manuscript and this role is not mentioned in the manuscript itself. To prevent some instances of ghost authorship, editors should make clear in their journal's information for authors that writers can be legitimate contributors and that their roles and affiliations should be described in the manuscript. When editors detect ghost written manuscripts, their actions should involve both the submitting authors and commercial participants if they are involved. Several actions are possible:
publish a notice that a manuscript has been ghost written, along with the names of the responsible companies and the submitting author;
alert the authors' academic institutions, identifying the commercial companies; and
provide specific names if contacted by the popular media or government organizations;
Together, these actions would increase transparency and public accountability about ghost writing and its manipulation of the scientific record and deter others from this practice.

Publication Ethics
Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure the quality of the scientific publications. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science published by The Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies are committed to publishing only original manuscripts and work that has neither been published elsewhere (nor is under review elsewhere). So, it is critical to avoid some specific ethical violations (like plagiarism, simultaneous submission, data fabrication, duplicate publication, improper author contribution, citation manipulation).

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is deliberately using someone else’s ideas, or other original material without acknowledging its source and without refer to him/her. Copying even small part ( for example one sentence) from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism.

Simultaneous Submission: Simultaneous submission occurs when a manuscript is submitted to a journal when it is already under consideration by another journal.

Data Fabrication and Falsification: Data fabrication and falsification means the researcher did not actually do the study, but made up the results and had recorded or reported the fabricated information. Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but manipulated, changed, or omitted data or results from the research findings. This would lead to public distrust and less willing to provide funding support.

Duplicate Publication: Duplicate publication occurs when two or more papers, without full cross referencing, share the same hypotheses, data and conclusions.

Improper Author Contribution: All listed authors must have made a significant contribution to the research in the paper.

Citation Manipulation: Citation Manipulation is including excessive citations, in the submitted manuscript, that do not contribute to the content of the article and have been included solely for the purpose of increasing citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct: Editors of Eurasian Journal of Soil Science are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, Eurasian Journal of Soil Science follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Duties of Editors
Publication decisions
- The editör(s)-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
- The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
- An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

- The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
- Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
- Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

- Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

- Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
- Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
- Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors
Reporting standards
- Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
- Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
- The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
- An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
- Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
- The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
- If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
- All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Ownership and Management
Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies (FESSS) has tried to make a practical division between the policy-makers of services/researches and the scientific decision-makers of scholarly materials. In FESSS opinion, this is an important issue which should not be neglected by the Eurasian Journal of Soil Science management systems; because it can lead to low quality outputs and deviates the way of science.

FESSS has 3 major principles in scholarly publishing:
- The independence of Editorial Board members especially the Editor-in-Chief in making scientific decisions;
- Performing appropriate peer-review model for selecting scholarly materials; and
- The structural consistency of published materials that help the readers and researchers to recover and use them easily;

FESSS has tried to resist against all parameters which conflict with these principles and also make all the participants of scholarly material production aware of the consequences of deviation from these principles.

The following are guidelines for protecting the responsibility and authority of Editor(s)-in-chief and owners:
- The conditions of the editors-in-chief’s employment, including authority, responsibilities, term of appointment, and mechanisms for resolving conflict, should be explicitly stated and approved by both editor and owners before the editor is appointed.
- Editors-in-chief should have full authority over the editorial content of the journal, generally referred to as "editorial independence." Owners should not interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles, either directly or by creating an environment in which editorial decisions are strongly influenced.
- Editorial decisions should be based mainly on the validity of the work and its importance to readers, not the commercial success of the journal. Editors should be free to express critical but responsible views about all aspects of science without fear of retribution, even if these views might conflict with the commercial goals of the publisher. To maintain this position, editors should seek input from a broad array of advisors, such as reviewers, editorial staff, an editorial board, and readers.
- Editors-in-chief should establish procedures that guard against the influence of commercial and personal self-interest on editorial decisions.
- Owners have the right to hire and fire editors-in-chief, but they should dismiss them only for substantial reasons, such as a pattern of irresponsible editorial decisions, scientific misconduct, disagreement with the long-term editorial direction of the journal, or personal behavior (such as criminal acts), that are incompatible with a position of trust. Furthermore it is preferable that any evaluation on which hiring or firing is based should be performed by a panel of independent experts, rather than a small number of executives of the owning organization.
- Editors-in-chief should report to the highest governing body of the owning organization, not its administrative officers. Major decisions regarding the editor’s employment should be made by this body with open discussion and time to hear from all interested parties. Some owners have found it useful to appoint an independent board to advise them on major decisions regarding their editor and journal.

- Editors should resist any actions that might compromise these principles in their journals, even if it places their own position at stake. If major transgressions do occur, editors should participate in drawing them to the attention of the international scientific community.

Conflicts of interests
Eurasian Journal of Soil Science Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors gone. In the cases that a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript or a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (all authors are filling the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the submission time) Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies (FESSS) will follow COPE’s guidelines.

Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing
Eurasian Journal of Soil Science is financially supported completely by the Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies and has no other sources for earning funds. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.

Publishing schedule/Archiving
Eurasian Journal of Soil Science is published quarterly since 2014. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on Eurasian Journal of Soil Science’s own website. Also Eurasian Journal of Soil Science are included at DOAJ, EBSCOHOST, PROQUEST database.

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