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AgroChemistry and Soil Science

EDITORIAL OFFICE ADDRESS


National Scientific Centre "Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research n.a. O.N. Sokolovsky",
4 Tchaikovsky St., 61024 Kharkiv, UKRAINE
Phone/ Fax:  +38 (057) 704-16-69
E-mail:  agrochemsoilsci.org@gmail.com

The Editor-in-Chief: Sviatoslav Baliuk
Phone  +38 (057) 704-16-69
E-mail:  pochva@meta.ua

Associate Editor: Mykola Miroshnychenko
Phone  +38 (057) 704-16-64
E-mail:  ecosoil@meta.ua

Managing Editor: Tetiana Laktionova
Phone  +38 (057) 704-16-65
E-mail:  tnlaktionova@ukr.net



 INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING

 The Journal is registered in:
- CrossRef


- the portal National Library of Ukraine named after V.I. Vernadsky


- the periodical Ukrainian abstract journal "Source", issued by the Institute of Problems of Information Registration of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


- Registry for the Scientific Professional Issues of Ukraine,


- RINC (Russian Science Citation Index)

 We publish original papers by results of theoretical, experimental and methodical researches in actual directions of soil science, agrochemistry, agroecology, agriculture and other sciences. Papers should contain the original scientific information and substantiated conclusions.
 According to the order of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 1528 (29.12.2014) the Journal is included into the list of specialized scientific publications of Ukraine in the field of agricultural and biological sciences on the specialties:
  03.00.18 - Soil science (biological sciences)
  06.01.03 - Agro-soil science and agrophysics (agricultural sciences)
  06.01.04 - Agrochemistry (agricultural sciences)


  Languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian


ETHICS OF AGROCHEMISTRY AND SOIL SCIENCE. COLLECTED PAPERS

 The Editorial Board of the Collected Papers “AGROCHEMISTRY AND SOIL SCIENCE” in its activity related to the compliance with the international ethics rules, the Editorial Board of the Collected Papers “AGROCHEMISTRY AND SOIL SCIENCE” (AсSS) follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, www.publicationethics.org), instructions of European Association of Science Editors (www.ease.org.uk) and the norms, declared by the Elsevier Publishing House (Publishing Ethics Resource Kit).
 The compliance with the abovementioned requirements is the guarantee of ensuring the rights and responsibilities of the authors, reviewers, and the publisher.

ETHICS OF THE CHIEF EDITOR, EDITORIAL BOARD AND EDITORIAL OFFICE

 The activity of the chief editor, members of the editorial board and employees of the editorial office of AcSS is governed by the compliance with the ethical norms in the relations of the author and the reviewer.
 All submitted works have thematic selection and scientific review. The editorial board has the right to reject the manuscript or return it for revision.
 The chief editor and the editorial board estimate the manuscript by its scientific content solely regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin, social status or political views of the authors.
 The decision on the publication is taken based on scientific reviews and opinions of the editorial board members on the correspondence of the submitted work to the generally accepted criteria, objectives and purpose of the collection and importance for the scientific community. The process should be as objective as possible. The final decision on the possibility of publishing the manuscript is taken by the chief editor and / or the editorial board.
 Neither the chief editor nor the editorial board should have any conflict of interests regarding the articles, which are accepted or rejected by them, they should also avoid getting any specialists, who are most likely to be involved in any collisions, into any external reviewing.
 If one of the editors / members of the editorial board becomes aware of his own conflict of interest already during the review of the manuscript, he must inform the other members of the editorial board, withdraw from the review process and transfer his credentials to another editor / member of the editorial board.
 The editors / editorial board maintain the confidentiality of the process of reviewing manuscripts and do not allow the disclosure of information outside the circle of persons involved in the work process of the publication. Nobody familiar with the content of the submitted work can use the information contained therein without the official permission of the authors.
 Conclusions and proposals of scientific reviewers and the editor are sent to the author's e-mail address for use in the correction of the manuscript.
 After the final editing of the manuscript, the author agrees with the edits.
 The materials received by the editor do not return to the author even in case of rejection of the manuscript.
THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AUTHORS

 The author, realizing his/her responsibility to the scientific community regarding the quality of the publication guarantees the following aspects:
 - the presented text of the manuscript reflects reliable results of his/her personal and original studies;
 - the results have not been fabricated or borrowed;
 - in the case of data not received by the author, the sources of information are clearly indicated;
 - there were quoted only those publications whose ideas or results were used in the process of setting tasks, or in the analysis of the results, as well as necessary ones for understanding the submitted work. The list of quoted publications is complete and formed in accordance with the Regulations for the authors of AсSS;
 - in the manuscript there are no excessive borrowings, unformed quotations, paraphrase, assignment of rights to the results of others' research;
 - all the participants of the study are indicated in the manuscript as the co-authors or have been duly thanked; all the co-authors have read the manuscript, given their consent to its publication and take responsibility for the content of the article;
 - if the information has been obtained privately, the mandatory permission has been received from the owner;
 - the manuscript has been sent to the AсSS editorial office for the first time, it has not been reviewed or published in any other periodicals;
 - if the manuscript is a review of the scientific literature (a compilation of materials), the author should base himself/herself on his/her own studies and his/her personal judgement.
 - the manuscript clearly indicates any hazards and risks associated with conducting research;
 - In case of any possible conflict of interests, which could affect the interpretation of results and the judgement of reviewers, the author should make a statement about it.
 - in the process of preparing the manuscript the author was guided by the rules for the AсSS authors;
 - if the author reveals a significant error or inaccuracy in his already published work, he must immediately notify the editor-in-chief and cooperate with him to refute or correct the article in the next issue.

THE REVIEWER’S ETHICS

 A review is the main instrument of determining the quality of the manuscript and improving the author’s text; it is also the main argument related to the publication for the editorial office. The main issues in the reviewer’s activity are his/her impartiality, professionalism, and confidentiality.
 The reviewer may be a scientist with experience in research work on the subject of the assessed manuscript.
 A reviewer can be neither a co-author of the article under review nor a scientific adviser of any applicants for completing a scientific degree (who are the co-authors) and/or employees of the author’s department.
 The reviewer should objectively evaluate the submitted experimental or theoretical work, its interpretation and presentation, as well as determine the relevance of the work to scientific and linguistic standards. The reviewer must respect the intellectual independence of the authors.
 If a reviewer has any doubts about his/her professionalism in this sphere of science or he/she has any conflict of interests with the author or the organization, presenting the manuscript for the review, or he/she just doesn’t have enough time to review this work, he/she should notify the publisher about it and withdraw from reviewing.
 The manuscript, received by the reviewer, is confidential information, which cannot be used for any personal purposes. The ideas and positions of the manuscript should not be discussed with any third parties.
 If a reviewer is confident in the fact that a part of the text, figures, etc. have already been published, i.e. there is plagiarism or verbatim copying of previous author’s works, he/she should provide the confirmation for his/her conclusions in the form of references.
 The reviewer should clearly argue his comments, which should be accompanied by a reference.

AgroChemistry and Soil Science

Editorial Board

 The Editorial board includes experts in the field of soil science, agrochemistry, agriculture, soil conservation. They are independent reviewers and competent experts each in their particular field of science. Members of the Editorial board have the experience of publishing in international scientific journals, which provides a high level of review of manuscripts.

 When necessary, specialists who are not members of the editorial board, but who are experts of a narrow subject and are also involved in the examination of the manuscripts. All experts in the process of reviewing manuscripts are liable and confidential.
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Editor-in-Chief: Sviatoslav Baliuk
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor;
Associate Editor: Mykola Miroshnychenko
   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Senior researcher;
Managing Editor: Tetiana Laktionova
   Candidate of Agricultural Sciences, Senior researcher;


Members of Editorial board: Biological Sciences

Zenon Hamkalo
   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor
Yuriy Dmytruk
   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor
Vitalii Medvedev
   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor
Olena Starchenko
   Candidate of Biological Sciences, Senior researcher
Yurii Tsapko
   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Senior researcher
Vasyl Cherlinka
   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Associate professor


 The Editorial board was approved by the Academic Council of the NSC ISSAR named after O. N. Sokolovsky, protocol No. 7 of 05.04.2019
Members of Editorial board: Agricultural Sciences

Andrii Achasov
  Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Associate professor
Anatolii Balaiev
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor
Tatiana Byndych
   Candidate of Biological Sciences, Senior researcher
Volodymyr Velychko
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor
Hryhorii Hospodarenko
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor
Vadym Ivanina
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Associate professor
Mykola Lisovyi
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Senior researcher
Tamara Lyakh
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Associate professor
Ivan Pachev
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor
Ievgen Skrylnyk
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Senior researcher
Roman Truskavetskyi
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor
Anatolii Fatieiev
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor
Sergiy Chornyy
   Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor

"AgroChemistry and Soil Science" publishes papers on all aspects of agrochemistry, soil science, including the soils ecology, and agriculture. The Editors encourage submission of cross-disciplinary manuscripts that combine the scopes with other fields of science.




We welcome submissions from all authors and we are committed to the prompt evaluation and publication of submitted manuscripts. Our peer-review process in AgroCSS has a certain term. The corresponding author will be informed about all stages for the treatment and preparing the manuscript for publishing.
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The original manuscript should be up to 8 pages and contain all of the follows: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion (or combined Results and Discussion for Reports), Materials and methods, Acknowledgements, References, Figure legends, and all tables. The first and the last name of the author(s), affiliation(s), address(es), e-mail of the corresponding author. Abstract, up to 250 words. Key words, up to 8

The review and methodical manuscript can be without "Results" and "Materials and methods" parts. But the methodical manuscript should have the detail description of the method presented with the fields in that this method could be used.

 After reviewing and editing of the manuscript, the message about the cost of the publication and the bank requisites for the payment will be sent at e-mail of the corresponding author.
 After receiving the e-copy of the document about the payment by the authors (at e-mail: tnlaktionova@ukr.net) the paper will be published.

Guidance to Authors


The Editorial Board of AgroCSS encourages authors to submit manuscripts in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages for the publication. The manuscript text and figures should be carefully checked and send as (i) a single PDF-file and (ii) an editable document file to the Secretary of the Editorial Office at the address: tnlaktionova@ukr.net. The files should be named by the last name of the first author in the manuscript, e.g. "ivanchuk.pdf" and "ivanchuk.doc".
  The file manuscript as an editable document file should be prepared with the help of the MS Office Word, or Apache Open Office programs with using the 12pt Arial Font in the main text and 9 pt Arial Font in the tables. The interline distance should be 1.5, the margins: 2 cm, top and bottom, 3 cm, left and right. Paragraphs should begin with the 1.25 first line indent.
  Authors are asked specify the information about all authors of the manuscript in a separate file (“ivanchuk_info”): the first and the last name, the post address, science degree, affiliation, job position, e-mail, the phone number.
  Please download a copy of our ACSS Word Template for the manuscript preparing:


  The graphical materials (drawings, diagrams, photo etc.) should be built in the manuscript, and also it should be attached as separate files to the mail. The files should be named by the last name of the first author in the manuscript, e.g. "ivanchuk_fig1" and etc. Plots, schemes, photo should be clear and suitable for reproducing. Using the color illustration in the "AgroChemistry and Soil Science" (Collected Papers) is not provided now. The drawings should not repeat the data in the tables. The title of the table (Arial Font, 10 pt, italic) should represent it's content. The location of the table in the manuscript should be in the text just the reference is revealed. The tables must not be interrupted for a next page. The tables should be numbered. At the maps the scale should be indicated, and the micro-photos should have the magnifying power indication.
  An abbreviations, but the conventional ones, should not be used in the text and tables. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if the authors use in the text the author-defined abbreviation, this abbreviation should be defined in the abstract and text at first mention.
  In the manuscript for reporting data, use of SI units (le Systeme Internationale d'Unites) is preferred (e.g., mmol/L, g/L) but not mandatory. Conventional units such as mg/dL and mg/mL are acceptable, using L, not l, for liter. Placing an alternate unit parenthetically in the text or giving conversion factors in table footnotes or figure legends is acceptable. Mathematical formulas and expressions should be designed in the default equation editor included in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Text Editor. Firm names, apparatus name, chemicals' manufacturer name etc. should be given in the original transcription.
  The bibliography references should be marked with their serial numbers in square brackets in ascending order. The numbered references placed after the Conclusions section at the end of the manuscript. Every item should be (i) in original language, and (ii) it must be translated in English.

Procedure for reviewing the manuscript


  We welcome submissions from all authors and we are committed to the prompt evaluation and publication of submitted manuscripts. Our peer-review process in "AgroChemistry and Soil Science" (Collected Papers) has a certain term. The corresponding author will be informed about all stages for the treatment and preparing the manuscript for publishing.
  The manuscript submitted in "AgroChemistry and Soil Science" (Collected Papers) must not have been published previously elsewhere in any language. Authors must not offer their papers while they are being considered by other journals, nor should they submit their papers to other journals while being considered by this one. Submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter stating that the paper has not been published previously elsewhere in any language; that it is not being considered by another journal in any language; and that all authors have seen and agreed to the version submitted.


The Editorial Board of the AgroCSS informs about the beginning of preparing the issue No. 89, 2020. The Issue No. 89 is scheduled for publication in September 2020.

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"AgroChemistry and Soil Science" publishes papers on all aspects of agrochemistry, soil science, including the soils ecology, and agriculture. The Editors encourage submission of cross-disciplinary manuscripts that combine the scopes with other fields of science.

We welcome submissions from all authors and we are committed to the prompt evaluation and publication of submitted manuscripts. Our peer-review process in AgroCSS has a certain term. The corresponding author will be informed about all stages for the treatment and preparing the manuscript for publishing.

The Editorial Board of the AgroCSS informs about the beginning of preparing the issue No. 89, 2020. The Issue No. 89 is scheduled for publication in September 2020.


  
E-mail: agrochemsoilsci.org@gmail.com, Dr. Laktionova T.M.
Tel.: +38057-7041665.
Address: National Scientific Centre "Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research n.a. O.N. Sokolovsky", 4 Tchaikovsky St., 61024, Kharkiv, Ukraine