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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! Nonuniform Flow across Vadose Zone Scales Call for Papers

Majdi Abou Najm, Laurent Lassabatere, and Ryan Stewart, Guest Editors

New! Stable Isotope Approaches in Vadose Zone Research Call for Papers

Christine Stumpp, Nicolas Brüggemann, and Lisa Wingate, Guest Editors

New! Erosion and Lateral Surface Processes Call for Papers

Shmuel Assouline, Gerard Govers, and Mark Nearing, Guest Editors

New! Frontiers in Hydropedology: Interdisciplinary Research from Soil Architecture to the Critical Zone Call for Papers

Xiaoyan Li, Henry Lin, and Horst H. Gerke, Guest Editors