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Molecular Soil Biology (ISSN 1925-2005), indexed by international database ProQuest , is an open access, peer reviewed online journal publishing the original research articles, short communication of novel findings and reviews in all the aspects of life in the soil.

The journal publishes in describing and explaining biological processes in soil in terms of soil micro-structure, soil micro-ecosystems, soil microbiology and molecular interactions among soil, microbes and plants, environmental stress resistances, effects of introduced genetically modified organisms, chemical contamination and soil bioremediation, modeling of soil biological and biochemical processes, application and outcomes on the soil biotechnology, etc. At each level, different disciplinary approaches are welcome: molecular biology, genetics, ecophysiology and soil physiochemical properties.

Molecular Soil Biology is published independently by BiosciPublisher based British Columbia of Canada. All papers published in this journal are licensed to all users under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL).


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BiosciPublisher recommends that journal operator covers the cost by collecting article processing charges (APCs) from authors and let the research results be freely accessed by readers and collected institutes. The standard article processing charges are recommended to be 1200 CAD per article. However,Authors from low-income countries and areas or having financial difficulties can apply for the discount for APC upon submission. If the authors are qualified for the fees to be waived they don’t necessarily pay the APC. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy works.


Important announcement:The Executive Board of BiosciPublisher approved the exemption of Article Processing Cost for 2021. In order to support the development of this Journal, we encourage authors to donate voluntarily to the APC of this Journal. We appreciate your support.

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