Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Forestry Science (JFS) focuses on basic science of forestry, forest biometrics, forest soils, forest hydrology, tree physiology, forest biomass, carbon and bioenergy, forest biotechnology and molecular biology, forest ecology, restoration ecology, forest adaptation to climate change, wildlife ecology and management, silviculture, forest management, forest genetics and tree breeding, forest RS, GIS, and modelling, forest entomology and pathology, forest fire, forest resources conservation, forest health monitoring and assessment and wood science and technology

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

Double Blind Peer Review Process

The Research and review manuscript will undergo the Blind Peer Review Process. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.

Review Process Time:
 
Your manuscript will undergo the blind peer review and the review process time will be 6-8 weeks. Please do expect slight delay if the review period overlaps with a long holiday or Summer/Winter break. 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Journal Archiving

This journal supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure secure and permanent preservation of journal.

 

Information For Readers

We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link at the top of the home page for the journal. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list also allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. See the journal's Privacy Statement, which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes.

 

Information For Authors

Thank you for your interest to this journal We recommend that you review the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the submission process.

Double Blind Peer Review Process

Research and review manuscript will undergo the double blind peer review process. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.

Review Process Time:

Your manuscript will undergo the blind peer review and the review process time will be 6-8 weeks. Please do expect slight delay if the review period overlaps with a long holiday or Summer/Winter break

 

Information For Librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing.

 

Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This journal is based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The author will provide all the information (complete name, department and contact information) about the co-author.
  • Corresponding author is responsible to make sure that each author has seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
  •  Author contributions must be provided
  • Conflict of interest must be clearly acknowledged
  • Acknowledgements must be provided if any

Editors’ Responsibilities

  • The editor will maintain all the submission record of the journal.
  • The editor will email (provided by reviewer) to all co-author(s) for the confirmation of authorship.
  • The editor will assigned reviewers to the manuscript based on the scientific content of the work.
  • The editor is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of the complete review process
  • The editor is responsible to make sure double blind peer reviewed of the manuscript and all efforts will be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.
  • The editor is responsible to maintain the transparency of the academic research.
  • The editor will not provide any information of the manuscript before publication of the manuscript.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

  • The reviewer will evaluate the originality and scientific accuracy of the manuscript and reviewer will provide unbiased timely evaluation and decision on the paper
  • The reviewer will decline to review the manuscript if personal or financial conflict of interest was observed.
  • The reviewer will informed any ethical concerns in the manuscript

Publishers’ Responsibilities

  • Scientific Platform will work with editor and monitor the role to make sure the accurate procedure and transparency of editorial decisions.
  • Scientific platform will make sure timely publication of research findings with confidential procedure, publication ethics and rectitude, authorship and conflict of interest if any
  • Once the copyrights are transferred to Scientific Platform, the published matter will be the sole property of Scientific Platform, and exclusive permission will be conducted for reproduction (partial or full data). 
  • However, the author(s) will retain the intellectual property rights of the publication. 
  • The publsihed manuscript will be freely available in the PDF format.