Senckenberg Publications

Soil Organisms

Scientific Journal of Senckenberg Museum
of Natural History Görlitz

SOIL ORGANISMS is an open access journal, with all articles made freely available. Publication is free of charge (from submission to processing). Authors are charged only for extraordinary requests, e.g., for colour plates in the printed journal.

SOIL ORGANISMS is an English-language, international journal that includes original papers and review articles covering all aspects of organismic soil biology. Manuscripts will be reviewed by two referees in a double blind review process within four weeks after submission.

SOIL ORGANISMS constitutes a forum for soil biodiversity researchers worldwide for the exchange of new information, discussion of concepts and discoveries in soil biology. The journal is published by the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research (SNG) and is the successor of the Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz, which was founded in 1827. Articles are made available per PDF File (Open Access) shortly after acceptance.

Manuscripts should be submitted in digital form as given in
the instruction for authors.

ISSN 1864-6417

Prof. Dr. Willi Xylander ()
Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer ()

Technical realisation and manuscript submission:
Jacqueline Gitschmann ()

Additional information is available under:

Exchange of Publications Back Issues


Open access; Clitellata: Enchytraeidae; trophic niches

The most recent issue of Soil Organisms is Volume 91 (2), published in August 2019 (in english)


Nico Eisenhauer & Willi E.R. Xylander
SOIL ORGANISMS – an international open access journal on the taxonomic and functional biodiversity in the soil
Svante Martinsson
A morphology-based identification key to the Cognettia species of the world (Clitellata: Enchytraeidae)
Odette González Macé, Anne Ebeling, Nico Eisenhauer, Simone Cesarz & Stefan Scheu
Variations in trophic niches of generalist predators with plant community composition as indicated by stable isotopes and fatty acids
Simone Cesarz, Annika Eva Schulz, Rémy Beugnon & Nico Eisenhauer
Testing soil nematode extraction efficiency using different variations of the Baermann-funnel method


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