Electronic scientific journal “The Journal of Soils and Environment” was established with the aim to distribute the knowledge about the relationship between soils and their environment, embracing diverse aspects of the latter from biotic to socio-cultural and economic ones. The journal intends to discuss urging issues of soil science, agricultural chemistry and soil ecology, their conceptual breakthroughs and applied developments, that can be used in environmental protection, agricultural production and other sectors of economy. Four issues of the journal per year publish original research papers as well as reviews and other genres where soil as related to its environment represent the main object. The journal welcomes short communication as well, especially the ones triggering scientific discussions or introducing new ideas, hypotheses and concepts. Founder and publisher: Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry SB RAS (630090, Russia, Novosibirsk city, Akademik Lavrentiev avenue, 8/2) ISSN 2618-6802 (online) Frequency: quarterly from the year 2018. License terms: authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Open-access Statement: Industrial Heat Engineering 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. Full-text access to scientific articles of the journal is presented on the official website in the Archives section.