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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The manuscript is not published, or submitted to another publisher (if this is not the case please explain in the Comments section).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.
  • Whenever possible URL or DOI for citations in bibliography are provided.
  • The manuscript is doubly spaced; lines are numbered; pages are numbered; the font is Times New Roman 12; figures and tables are paced at the end of the manuscript, their position and caption is in the text in the appropriate position.
  • The text adopt the rules specified in the author guidelines section, available in the information page of the Journal.

Author Guidelines

1. Scientific and scholarly Articles

The journal accepts scientific articles dealing with all fields of forest and environmental sciences, policy, law, economics, wood science, including connections with history, sociology and geography. All scientific or scholarly manuscripts undergo a double blind peer review process. All scientific or scholarly manuscripts must include an Abstract maximum 200 words and 3-5 keywords

Manuscripts must be anonymous, without referring to the Author’s names in the text or other materials. All lines must be numbered. We recommend that the International measurement system is used and that symbols and acronyms must be clearly explained in the text. Scientific names of species etc. and in general all words in a different language from the text must be written in italics.

Figures, photographs and tables should not be more than 6. Figures, photographs and tables should be prepared considering the size of the journal page (12,5 x 9 cm) and should allow a 50% reduction. Figures, photographs and tables must be at the end of the main text together with their captions. The Authors must indicate where figures, graphs and tables should be placed in the main text.

Main text length should not exceed:

a.       Original Research Articles: Word limits: Main document 6,000 maximum (excluding tables, figures, and cited literature).

b.    Review Articles: Review Articles provide syntheses of the current knowledge and/or new paths of thought in broad topical areas within the scope of the journal. Word limits: Main document 6,000 maximum (excluding tables, figures, and cited literature).

c.      Brief Research Communications: Preliminary or novel results on limited scientific data sets or applications of existing methodologies to new research areas. This section also accepts syntheses of Master Thesis reporting innovative and scientifically accurate research results. Word limit: 3500 maximum (excluding tables, figures, and Literature Cited)

2. Technical Notes: Technical notes can present new field techniques, novel computer algorithms or software applications, interesting results from non-replicated administrative studies, management application of the latest science in a management context and other topics of technical and operative interest. Manuscripts must include an Abstract of no more than 150 words and 3-5 keywords. A short list of cited literature may be included.
Manuscripts are evaluated at the discretion of the editor in chief and/or editorial board; technical notes may be sent for outside review.
Word limit: 3000 (excluding abstract tables, figures, and literature cited).
Field Notes are not considered peer reviewed and are not outlets for reporting original research.

3. Editorial Features: All manuscripts submitted to these sections are evaluated at the discretion of the editor in chief and/or editorial board; manuscripts submitted to Commentaries, Discussions, and Forest Culture and Perspectives may be sent for outside review.

a. Commentaries: This section accepts short opinion pieces on current issues within the journal’s scope. Word Limit: 2,500 maximum

b. Discussions: This section accepts longer opinion pieces and innovative points of view on current issues within the journal’s scope. Word limit: 4,500 maximum

c. Forest Culture and Perspectives: Manuscripts of general interest presenting historical or current aspects of forestry culture are published in this section. Word limit: 4500 max. A shot list of cited references may be included.

d. Letters: Directly address ideas or facts presented in the Journal within the past six months. Word limit: 250 maximum

e. News and book reviews: This section accepts short pieces reporting news and book reviews. Word limit 900 maximum

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