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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! Hydrological Observatories Call for Papers

Karsten H. Jensen, Heye Bogena, Tim White, Xin Li, and Olivier Bour, Guest Editors

New! Nonuniform Flow across Vadose Zone Scales Call for Papers

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

New! UZIG Research: Land-Use and Climate Change Impacts on Vadose Zone Processes Call for Papers

Wes Henson, Ben Mirus, Kim Perkins, and Jared Trost, Guest Editors