To introduce its members to academic development of related disciplines and research findings in an extensive and timely manner and to help raise academic level of the members, the society has published a quite number of journals and books.
Publications To introduce its members to academic development of related disciplines and research findings in an extensive and timely manner and to help raise academic level of the members, the society has published a quite number of journals and books.
1）“Acta Pedologica Sinica”, commenced in 1948 under the name of “Bulletin of the Soil Science Society of China” and changed into the present name in 1952, is a journal of high academic level in the field of soil science of the country. It is honored as periodical of the China Periodical Square, core journal of science and technology of China, Chinese core journal, and one of the nation’s hundred outstanding academic journals. Meanwhile the journal has extended its impact the world over, and been accepted for citation by some important international database and retrieval systems, such as Chemical Abstract (CA), CAB Abstracts, FAO Agri AGRINDEX, etc. In the past few years in a row, the journal has been dubbed as one of the nation’s hundred outstanding academic journals. Presently it stands on the top of the list of Chinese scientific and technical paper statistics source journals and journals under the category of agronomy in terms of impact factor and frequency of citation.
2）“Chinese Journal of Soil Science” was first issued under the name of “Soil Communications” in 1947 and oriented to introduce activities of members in all corners of the country. In 1957 it assumed the present name in 1957 and began its publication as a formal journal. In 2000, it was granted “Award of Merit for Implementation of CAJ-CD Regulation” and in 2006 evaluated as first-class jounal by the Liaoning Province News and Publication Bureau. And it comes out top among journals of agricultural basic science in terms of impact factor and frequency of citation.
3）“Pedosphere”, inaugurated in 1991 and published by the Science Press for subscription both at home and abroad, is the only SCI source journal edited by the Soil Science Society of China. Beginning from 2006, the journal is jointly published by Elsevier and the Science Press for subscription over the world, and its electronic version is released on ScienceDirect.
4）“Journal of Soil and Water Conservation” has been co-edited and published by the Soil Science Society of China and the Institute of Soil and Water Conservation of the Ministry of Water Conservancy & Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2005. In 2001 it was selected as “Chinese Square Journal” and in 2003, 2005 and 2007 honored as China’s Hundred Outstanding Academic Journal.
5）“Arid Zone Research” has been jointly edited and published by the Xinjiang Ecology and Geography Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Soil Science Society of China since 2008. It is accepted as a statistics source by the Chinese Science Citation Database, recognized as a core journal during the national academic journal contest sponsored by the Tsinghua University within the university-college system of the country, and included into the Chinese Academic Journal (CAJ-CD). Moreover, it has been awarded several times in academic journal contests in Xinjiang.
Besides, the society has an internal publication, “SSSC Newsletter”, which is published regularly twice a year to update the members with latest information about the sector, provide a platform for free communication, and to promote health development of the society. It covers guidelines and policies related to the aspect of science and technology, frontier and development of the research in the field of soil (fertilizer) science and its related disciplines, important academic activities, work summary and plans of the society, work processes of provincial societies, consultation, popularization and extension of science and technology, rationalization proposals, academic exchange and cooperation at home and abroad, comments on hot issues in the field of soil science. The latest issue is #77.