Announcement of the International Soil and Water Conservation Research journal’s 10th Anniversary Outstanding Papers Award

Published 17 March, 2024

We are delighted to announce the winners of the ISWCR 10th Anniversary Outstanding Papers Award, which marks a decade of excellence in soil and water conservation research. This list has been established to honor the authors whose groundbreaking work has significantly influenced the field.

Our selection process was meticulously carried out, adhering to stringent criteria including citation impact, novelty, relevance and quality of scientific writing for papers published in the International Soil and Water Conservation Research between 2012 and 2022. A special committee, chaired by Prof. José Gómez from the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, CSIC, Córdoba, Spain, and membered with Prof. Seyed Hamidreza Sadeghi from the Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, Prof. Yang Yu, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, Prof. Claire Baffaut, USDA-ARS, Columbia, MO, USA, Dr. Amelie Jeanneau from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and Prof. Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, dedicated their expertise to a fair and comprehensive evaluation.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the award committee for their diligent work in making the selection rules, supervised by a team of Editors-in-Chiefs, and for reviewing the submissions. Their commitment to upholding the highest standards of excellence has been instrumental in the selection process.

Congratulations to all the authors who have contributed to the journal's success over the past decade. Your work has not only advanced the frontiers of our field but also upheld the integrity and intellectual vigor that our community cherishes.

Stay tuned for the official list of awarded papers, which will soon be available on our website. These exemplary papers will serve as beacons of knowledge, inspiring future research and innovation.

Once again, we congratulate the authors for their outstanding contributions and thank our committee for their invaluable service.

ISWCR High Influence Papers in 2013-2022 (Ordered by date of publication)


E.Walling, Paolo Porto, Yunsheng Zhang, Pengfei Du.

Upscaling the use of fallout radionuclides in soil erosion and sediment budget investigations: Addressing the challenge

Rattan Lal.

 Soil conservation and ecosystem services

Wang Tao. 

 Aeolian desertification and its control in Northern China

Bin Wang, Fenli Zheng, Yinghui Guan.

Improved USLE-K factor prediction: A case study on water erosion areas in China

Ahmed Barakat, Mohamed El Baghdadi, Jamila Rais, Brahim Aghezzaf, Mohamed Slassi.

Assessment of spatial and seasonal water quality variation of Oum Er Rbia River (Morocco) using multivariate statistical techniques

Mark A. Nearing, Yun Xie, Baoyuan Liu, Yu Ye.

Natural and anthropogenic rates of soil erosion

Nelson Mango, Clifton Makate, Lulseged Tamene, Powell Mponela, Gift Ndengu.

Awareness and adoption of land, soil and water conservation practices in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa

Swapan Talukdar, Swades Pal.

Impact of dam on inundation regime of flood plain wetland of punarbhaba river basin of barind tract of Indo-Bangladesh

Xiaoyu Lu, Yingkui Li, Robert A. Washington-Allen, Yanan Li, Haidong Li, Qingwu Hu.  

The effect of grid size on the quantification of erosion, deposition, and rill network

Hemant Balwant Wakode, Klaus Baier, Ramakar Jha, Rafig Azzam.

Impact of urbanization on groundwater recharge and urban water balance for the city of Hyderabad, India

Tung Gia Pham, Jan Degener, Martin Kappas.

Integrated universal soil loss equation (USLE) and Geographical Information System (GIS) for soil erosion estimation in A Sap basin: Central Vietnam

Mohammad Ghorbani, Hossein Asadi, Sepideh Abrishamkesh.

Effects of rice husk biochar on selected soil properties and nitrate leaching in loamy sand and clay soil

André Almagro, Thais Caregnatto Thomé, Carina Barbosa Colman, Rodrigo Bahia Pereira, José Marcato Junior, Dulce Buchala Bicca Rodrigues, Paulo Tarso Sanches Oliveira.

Improving cover and management factor (C-factor) estimation using remote sensing approaches for tropical regions

Baoyuan Liu, Yun Xie, Zhiguang Li, Yin Liang, Wenbo Zhang, Suhua Fu, Shuiqing Yin, Xin Wei, Keli Zhang, Zhiqiang Wang, Yingna Liu, Ying Zhao, Qiankun Guo.

The assessment of soil loss by water erosion in China

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