Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

SAINS TANAH published the results of research and study in soil science, agroclimatology and other fields related, include: soil physics and conservation; soil chemistry and fertility; soil biology and biotechnology; clay mineralogy; plant nutrient; geology & mineralogy; pedogenesis; soil survey and classification; soil reclamation and remediation; agroclimatology; environment.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submissions are reviewed by one of the editor and at least two reviewers. Sains Tanah uses anonymous reviewing, in which the identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential. 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.


Open Access Policy

Sains Tanah 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. This journal uses Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY) License. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon our work, even commercially, as long as they credit us for the original creation.



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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.
Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are not required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.
Article Publication: 500.000 IDR for Indonesian, 50 USD for overseas, include:  online publication + DOI + local shipping cost for 2 hard copies

If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs. Publishing cost is US$ 50 (maximally 10 pages for each article). There will be extra charges for extra pages US$ 5 per page

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.