By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Agriculture Week -- Current study results on Agriculture have been published. According to news reporting out of Austin, Texas, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "We proudly present a special section inspired by the 10-year anniversary of Vadose Zone Journal. From the outset, the journal was intended to be different than traditional 'soils' journals, with the goal of publishing contributions, reviews, and opinion papers across a broader range of disciplines concerned with the vadose zone, including scientific and societal issues related to the role of vadose zone processes in climate change, biofuels, sustainability, and nanotechnology."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Texas, "Since its inception, Vadose Zone Journal has grown tremendously as a scholarly publication with a strong reputation for high quality and diverse science. Accessible and timely reviews, in addition to technical notes and articles, have secured the journal's reputation as a definitive and valuable resource for soil scientists, hydrologists, ecologists, hydrogeophysicists, and other earth scientists. The growth of the journal is impressive and is partly reflected by the 2012 impact factor (IF) of 2.20 (5-yr IF of 2.67), ranking eighth in the soil science category, and 16th in the field of water resources. When the article influence score is used as the primary metric, then Vadose Zone Journal ranks fourth in soil science. The success of the journal is also reflected in the editorial board, which is composed of many leading vadose zone scientists from the United States and internationally."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The high proportion of scholarly submissions from international scientists outside of the United States (approximately two-thirds of the manuscripts published) reflects on the status of the Vadose Zone Journal as a multi-disciplinary and multi-national scholarly outlet-an important goal from the outset."
For more information on this research see: Vadose Zone Journal: The First Ten Years. Vadose Zone Journal, 2013;12(4):684-686. Vadose Zone Journal can be contacted at: Soil Sci Soc Amer, 677 South Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53711, USA.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.A. Vrugt, Univ Texas Austin, Jackson Sch Geosci, Bur Econ Geol, Austin, TX 78712, United States. Additional authors for this research include D. Or and M.H. Young.
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