Dear Colleagues,

I extend my warm greetings to you as we reflect on the journey of the Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies (FESSS). Formed through the collaboration of Soil Science Societies from Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan in 2012, FESSS has expanded its alliance to include Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Serbia after 2016.

The Federation's core objective is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge pertaining to the dynamic realm of soils, aiming to "bridge the gap" between soil science, policymaking, and public awareness at both national and international levels within the region. The soils of our region, a finite resource, have faced sustained pressure from human-induced activities spanning centuries. FESSS is committed to devising strategies that foster fruitful collaborations to safeguard the region's soils from threats like degradation, erosion, pollution, and others.

To establish a foundation for this collaboration, we made the decision to launch the Eurasian Journal of Soil Science—an international publication aimed at fostering communication among soil scientists in the region. The journal is designed to create a significant impact, igniting enthusiasm among soil scientists to effectively communicate and consistently share experiences and data. I am confident that this journal will empower us, as soil scientists, to comprehend the political, economic, and anthropogenic aspects and challenges of soils in the region.

I am pleased to witness the fruition of our collaboration under the Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies in the form of this promising journal. It is poised to become the vibrant voice of soil scientists in the region. We all believe that the journal will generate enduring interest, collaboration, and appreciation among us, and I trust you will find it both enlightening and inspiring.

With My Best Regards

Prof.Dr.Ayten NAMLI

President of Soil Sicence Society of Turkey

President of the Federation of Eurasian Soil Science Societies