Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 work described has not been published previously in any language (except in a book of abstracts, in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or as part of a thesis)
- The manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere
- Publication of the work has been approved by all co-authors
- The authors agree to the automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher (INIA) if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication
- The manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders
- Written permission of the copyright holder was obtained by the authors for materials from other copyrighted sources
- Manuscript is written in Microsoft Word, DIN-A4 pages, letter «Times New Roman» size 12, with 1.5 line spacing, 25 mm margins on each side, with page and line numbers. It is no longer than 28 pages (or 8,500 words), tables/figures included. Tables, figures and annexes must be included on separate sheets (but in the same Word document), one per page, following the References section
- Authors nominate a list of four potential reviewers, providing full contact address and e-mail details. These reviewers must not have a conflict of interest involving the authors or paper, and the editorial board has the right to not use any reviewers suggested by authors
Research articles make an original and significant contribution to the field of study within the scope of the journal. These articles should be of interest to a broad audience, scientifically sound, well written and concise.
Research articles should not be longer than 28 pages (or 8,500 words), including front page, references, tables and figures, and excluding the supplementary material. Research articles should contain a front page, an abstract, up to seven keywords and the abbreviations used. The main text should have the following sections (see suggested layout below): introduction; material and methods; results; discussion; acknowledgments; references; tables and figures; and supplementary material, if any.
Resource communicationsResource communications include all types of papers on resources or tools of interest for the study and management of forest systems (e.g., methodologies, software and growth models). They must report a completed work, not preliminary findings.
Resource communications should be no longer than 10 pages (or 3,500 words), including front page, list of references, and up to three tables and figures. The main text should include the following sections: introduction; material and methods; results and discussion combined sections; acknowledgments; a shortened list of references; tables and figures; and supplementary material, if any. The manuscript title must start as “Resource communication”.
Short communications should cover a concise study of wide interest, novelty and/or high quality. Papers must report relevant information, not preliminary findings. Articles with local-regional interest may only be accepted here or in the Resource Communications section.
Short communications should be no longer than 10 pages (or 3,500 words), including front page, list of references, and up to three tables and figures. The main text should include the following sections: introduction; material and methods; results and discussion combined sections; acknowledgments; a shortened list of references; tables and figures; and supplementary material, if any. The manuscript title must start as "Short communication".
Reviews or minireviews aim to provide an overview for an issue of great interest or topicality. Reviews will be invited by the Editorial Board. However, potential authors can suggest topics to the Editor-in-Chief. Authors must be experts and have several publications on the subject.
Review articles (typically invited by the Editor) do not have page limitation or maximum number of references. They should include a front page (the manuscript title must contain the word "Review"); an abstract; up to seven keywords; abbreviations used; a variable main text (the introduction should be based on general coverage of the issue, followed by a critical assessment of the most important references); acknowledgments; references; tables/figures (encouraged); and supplementary material, if any. Reviews will also be submitted to the peer-review process.
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