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 are blind peer-reviewed by at least two international experts 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 Nature Research Society (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.

Aims and Scope

SOlL ORGANISMS presents high-level research results, review papers and short notes in English covering the complete field of soil biology, including taxonomy and systematics, soil ecology (including interactions), biogeography, morphology, conservation, evolution and ecosystem functions. Unique among soil-biological journals, Soil Organisms especially considers the organismic aspects of soil biology.

SOIL ORGANISMS is committed to fair open-access publishing, which is why we offer online open access publishing of all papers without any publication fees

All contributions are in English. All submitted articles are reviewed in a blind reviewing process by at least two international referees prior to publication.

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