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Special Sections in Development

Goal: Vadose Zone Journal special sections are designed to:

  • bring to the forefront and promote new areas of research of broad interest to the VZJ readership;
  • highlight and provide a platform for scientific exchange resulting from symposia, collaborative projects, and topical conferences through rigorous and professional peer review process;
  • provide a periodic overview of the state of the art in various research area by soliciting contributions from active leaders in a field of vadose zone research.


Process: A proposal for a special section solicits and calls for papers along a theme (approved by the executive Editorial Board) to be submitted, reviewed and published within time frame of one year. A typical special section size varies from 6 to 25 manuscripts.

Proposals for a new special section: Please submit a simple one page proposal to the Editor, Harry Vereecken.The proposal should include the section's title; an abstract with motivation, scope, and example contributions; a list of potential contributors; suggested guest associate editors; and timeline (3 month blocks—submission, review, publication). The editorial board will provide feedback and approval within 1 week.

Upcoming Special Sections

New! The Root Zone: Soil Physics and Beyond Call for Papers

Naftali Lazarovitch, Jan Vanderborght, and Yan Jin, Guest Editors

Noninvasive Imaging of Processes in Natural Porous Media: From Pore to Field Scale Call for papers

Andreas Pohlmeier, Tiina Roose, and Sarah Garré, Guest Editors