Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Tropical Soils (JTS) publishes all aspects in the original research of soil science (soil physic and soil conservation, soil mineralogy, soil chemistry and soil fertility, soil biology and soil biochemical, soil genesis and classification, land survey and land evaluation, land development and management environmental), and related subjects in which using soil from tropical areas.

ISSN 0852-257X, established in 1995, accredited by Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE) since 1998, last accredited No. 21/E/KPT/2018, 09 Juli 2018, valid until May 2020.

Granted for Internationalization Program of Scientific Journal by DGHE No. 017/SP.SIP/DP2M/2010.

Journal of Tropical Soils published three times a year (January, May and September), covers wide range of research article in which using tropical soils. Review article does not allow except it was invited by editor.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submissions are reviewed by one of the editor and at least two reviewers. The JTS uses anonymous reviewing, in which the identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential (double blind reviwer). Authors are requested not to suggest reviewers with whom they have a personal or professional relationship, especially if that relationship would prevent the reviewer from having an unbiased opinion of the work of the authors. A working e-mail address for each reviewer is essential for rapid review in the event that reviewer is selected from those that are identified by the authors. You may also select reviewers you do not want to review your manuscript, but please state your reason for doing so.


Publication Frequency

Published three times a year in January, May and September. Articles are written in English. Print ISSN 0852-257X, online ISSN 2086-6682.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.