Humic Substances Research

– Official Journal of Society (ISSN: 1349-4368) –

  • Aims and Scope
    • Humic Substances Research (HSR)” is an international publication medium for research papers, reviews, and resource and technical notes in the field of science and technology of humic substances and natural organic matter in a broad sense.
  • The journal covers items such as:
    • - Characterization from various origins and basic concepts
    • - Novel fractionation and separation techniques
    • - Novel analytical methods
    • - Chemical, biological, geochemical and physicochemical properties
    • - Interactions with xenobiotics
    • - Functions in agricultural, geochemical and environmental processes
    • - Agricultural and environmental applications
  • In particular, we are welcome for research papers that are concerning with standard and/or reference samples of humic substances and natural organic matter from IHSS and Japanese Humic Substances Society. Due to the characters for specialized journal of humic substances and natural organic matter, the submitted paper must include the details of (1) source of samples, (2) separation and purification methods, and (3) elemental composition (e.g., C, H, N, O, S, ash contents, and so on).
  • Call for Papers
    • “Humic Substances Research (HSR)” was published as an annual issue since 2004. Because this journal is opened in IHSS web-site from 2013, we hope more and more submission from international researchers. The editors welcome original scientific contributions on physical, chemical, biological, or related research on any aspect of theoretical or applied Humic subjects. The journal publishes research papers, notes, review articles, and comments. If you have any questions, do not hesitate and contact to Editor in editorial office.
  • Instructios for AuthorsLinkIcon (pdf)
  • EditorsLinkIcon(pdf)
  • TemplateLinkIcon (doc)
  • Editor-in-Chief: Akira WATANABE

Reviews and Original articles in English were Here:

Humic Substances Research

You can get the articles (2004-2015)

Vol.12 No.1 (2015) 

1. Seawater extractable organic matter (SWEOM) derived from a compost sample and its effect on the serving bioavailable Fe to the brown macroalga, Saccahrina japonic : Iwai et al. (p 5-20)LinkIcon
2. Functional roles of soil organic matter : Y. Aoyama (p 21-28)LinkIcon
3. Comprehensive view of chemical structure of soil organic matter, a review : K. Ikeya (p 29-40)LinkIcon

Vol.11 No.1 (2014) 


1. Contact angle and surface roughness of the imogolite membrane fabricated with different concentrations of humic acid : Yamashita et al. (p 1-7)LinkIcon

Vol.10 No.1 (2013) 


1. REVIEW: Investigations of environmental changes based on chemical analyses of humic substances : Kawahigashi et al. (p 1-10)LinkIcon
2. Production and characterization of humic-like substances from pyrolyzed plant materials by chemical oxidation : Sultana et al. (p 11-20)LinkIcon

Vol.9, No.1 (2012) 


1. Thermal treatment of mixtures of rice bran and casein: Influence of C/N ratio in starting materials on the structural features of humic acids in the compost-like materials : Kanno et al. (p 7-16)LinkIcon
2. Molecular-size distribution (MSD)-dependent fluorescence quenching of humic substances by complex formation with Eu(III) for different fluorophores : Tamamura et al. (p 17-24)LinkIcon
3. Compositional features of Japanese Humic Substances Society standard soil humic and fulvic acids by Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry and X-ray diffraction profile analysis : Ikeya et al. (p25-33)LinkIcon

Vol.8, No.1(2011)

1. Evaluation of the Iron(II)-binding abilities of humic acids by complexometric titration using colorimetry with ortho-phenanthroline: N. Fujisawa, K. Furubayashi, M. Fukushima, M. Yamamoto, T. Komai, K. Ootsuka and Y. Kawabe (p1-6)LinkIcon
2. Decolorization of soil fulvic acids by laccases from Trametes versicolor and Trametes villosa: Y. Yanagi, K. Kitayama, H. Tahara and N. Fujitake (p7-12)LinkIcon
3. Particle sizes of standard humic substances calculated as radii of gyration, maximum diameter and hydrodynamic radii: M. Kawahigashi, N. Fujitake, H. Yajima and H. Sumida (p13-18)LinkIcon

Vol.7, No.1(2010)

1. Review: Dynamics of dissolved organic matter in Lake Biwa, Lake Bikal and their watersheds: Y. Yoshimura and K.M.G. Mostofa (p5-9 in Japanese)LinkIcon
2. Effects of long-term compost application on humus composition of soil particle size fractions in a field subjected mainly to double cropping: M. Tanaka and H. Shindo (p15-22 in Japanese)LinkIcon
3. Synthesis of immobilized catalysts by the introduction of iron(III)-porphyrin into a humic acid via ether-linkages: M. Fukushima, D. Tsuji and S. Shigematsu (p23-28)LinkIcon

Vol.5/6, No.1(2009)

1. Fundamental Lecture: Use of humic substances to biological experiments: Y. Yanagi (p1-5 in Japanese)LinkIcon
2. Effects of Groundwater Humic Substances on Sorption of Np(V) on Sandy materials: S. Nagao, Y. Sakamoto, R.R. Rao and N. Fujitake (p9-17)LinkIcon
3. Environmental behavior of plutonium isotopes studied in the area affected by the Chernobyl accident: T. Matsunaga and S. Nagao (p19-33)LinkIcon
4. Numerical simulation of the influence of humic-complexation on the migration of radionuclide through porous media – a consideration of the sensitivity of analytical parameters: T. Tanaka and M. Mukai (p35-43)LinkIcon
5. Chemical properties of aquatic fulvic acids isolated from Lake Biwa, a clear water system in Japan: N. Fujitake, H. Kodamab, S. Nagaoc, K. Tsudad, and K. Yonebayashie (p45-53)LinkIcon

Vol.4, No.1 (2007)


1. Fundamental Lecture: How to prepare humic substances for analyses?: M. Kawahigashi (p1-8, in Japanese)
2. Ruthenium tetroxide oxidation analysis of soil fulvic acids: K. Ikeya, K. Imanishi, C. Katoh, and A. watanabe (p13-18LinkIcon)
3. Post burial modification of humic acids in a paleosol sequence from the south Spain: C.M.B. Rafael and D. Nobili Maria (p19-26LinkIcon)

Vol.3, No.1 (2006)


1. Fundamental Lecture: How to get humic substances from soil?: N. Fujitake (p1-10, in Japanese)
2. Effects of operational conditions for extraction and sample storage on the structural propertieas of water-extractable himic substances in soil: D. Asakawa, H. Mochizuki, Y. Yanagi, T. Suzuki, S. Nagao, and N. Fujitake (p15-24LinkIcon)

Vol.2, No.1 (2005)


1. Review: Evaluation of interactions between hydrophobic organic pollutants and humic substances: M. Fukushima, M. Terashima, H. Yabuta, F. Tanaka, and K. Tatsumi (p9-26LinkIcon)
2. On the dodecylpyridinium binding to humic acids and fulvic acids from different origins: M. M. Yee, H. Kodama, T. Miyajima, and N. Takisawa (p27-34LinkIcon)

Vol.1, No.1 (2004)


1. History and future of Japanese Humic Substances Society: R. Ishiwatari (p3-8, in Japanese)
2. Effects of humic acid on the light-induced degradation of chlorophenols: T. Shibata, M. Fukushima, M. Terashima, and S. Tanaka (p11-17LinkIcon)
3. Chemical characterization of Japanese Humic Substances Society standard soil humic and fulvic acids by spectroscopic and degradative analyses: A. Watanabe, N. Maie, A. Hepburn, D. B. McPhail, T. Abe, K. Ikeya, Y. Ishida, and H. Ohtani (p18-28LinkIcon)
4. Production and several properties of humic acids during decomposition process of charred plant materials in the presence of H2O2: H. Shindo, N. Ushijima, S. Hiradate, and N. Fujitake (p29-37LinkIcon)