Forestry Studies | Metsanduslikud Uurimused is a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, technical reports and short communications. Papers are published in English or Estonian with English summary. Authors whose mother tongue is not English are strongly urged to have their manuscripts reviewed linguistically before submission. Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts generally should not exceed 25 one-sided 1.5-spaced printed pages, including tables, illustrations, references and abstract. Reviews must not exceed 20 pages, technical reports 5 pages. The authors should aim to submit their work as concisely as possible and longer papers will be accepted under exceptional circumstances. Suitable manuscripts are considered by at least two independent referees before acceptance.
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- the journal publishes research papers on all aspects of forestry (silviculture, dendrology, tree physiology and genetics, forest products, forest operation and techniques, forest economics and policy, etc.), and also close subjects (environmental protection, ecology, botany, zoology, entomology, pathology, soil science, etc.),
- the journal is published twice a year in paper and electronic versions,
- peer reviewed journal by experts from Europe and US,
- publishing history since 1939.
- submissions accepted in a wide range of categories: original research articles, reviews, technical reports and short communications,
- rapid review (by two independent referees) and fast editing process,
- coverage by major abstracting and indexing services,
- publishing without charge,
- accessibility through MetaPress platform.
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Henn Korjus, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Maris Hordo, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Marius Aleinikovas, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Lithuania
Karol Bronisz, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Poland
Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto Hidalgo, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Borbála Gálos, University of Sopron, Faculty of Forestry, Hungary
Klaus von Gadow, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
Matti Haapanen, Natural Resources Institute, Finland
Āris Jansons, Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava", Latvia
Ahto Kangur, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Erik Karltun, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Klaus Katzensteiner, University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences, Austria
Yasuhiro Kubota, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Mait Lang, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia; Tartu Observatory, Estonia
Jaan Liira, University of Tartu, Estonia
Sandra Metslaid, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Ülo Niinemets, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Steffen Manfred Noe, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Katri Ots, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Ivar Sibul, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
John Stanturf, USA; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Tea Tullus, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Eneli Põldveer, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering
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About the Forestry Studies | Metsanduslikud Uurimused
Forestry Studies | Metsanduslikud Uurimused (founded 1939) is a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences. The journal publishes research papers on all aspects of forestry (silviculture, dendrology, tree physiology and genetics, forest products, forest operations and techniques, forest economics and policy, etc.), also on close subjects (environmental protection, ecology, botany, zoology, entomology, pathology, soil science, etc.). Forestry Studies | Metsanduslikud Uurimused publishes original research articles, reviews, technical reports and short communications. Papers are published in English or Estonian with English summary. Authors whose mother tongue is not English are strongly urged to have their manuscripts reviewed linguistically before submission. Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts generally should not exceed 25 one-sided 1.5-spaced printed pages, including tables, illustrations, references and abstract. Reviews must not exceed 20 pages, technical report 5 pages. The authors should aim to submit their work as concisely as possible and longer papers will be accepted under exceptional circumstances. Suitable manuscripts are considered by at least two independent referees before acceptance.
Forestry Studies | Metsanduslikud Uurimused is abstracted and/or indexed in Elsevier BV / SCOPUS, Zoological Record, CAB Abstracts, Forest Products Abstracts, Forest Science Database, Agroforestry Abstracts, Plant Protection Database, Review of Agricultural Entomology, Plant Genetics and Breeding Database, Soil Science Database, BIOSIS Previews, AGRIS, DOAJ, EBSCO Publishing, ВИНИТИ, The Summon, AGRICOLA, Sustainable Development, Smithers Rapra: Polymer Library, Pirabase, Paperbase, ProQuest.
Peer Review Process
The submitted manuscripts receive individual identification codes and are evaluated by at least two independent (anonymous) reviewers. However a submission may be declined by the Editor-in-Chief without review, if deemed inappropriate for reasons other than scientific merit.
The Editor is fully responsible for decisions about manuscripts. The final decision whether to accept or reject a paper rests with them. The Editor only communicates the final decision, and informs the authors about further processing.
The Editor reserves the right to make some corrections (without altering the essence of the work) to style, phraseology, arrangement of tables, etc., without communicating with the author. If the Editor decides that the manuscript requires essential changes, the author will then be asked to accept those changes.
Revised manuscript submission
When revision of a manuscript is requested, authors should return the revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible. Prompt action may ensure fast publication if a paper is finally accepted for publication in FS/MU. If it is the first revision of an article authors need to return their revised manuscript within 30 days. If it is the second revision authors need to return their revised manuscript within 14 days. If these deadlines are not met, and no specific arrangements for completion have been made with the Editor, the manuscript will be treated as a new one and will receive a new identification code along with a new registration date.
Submission of manuscripts
The authors should submit their papers online via Editorial Manager on the web page: www.editorialmanager.com/FSMU/.
Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail in MS Word for text. Electronic artwork should be submitted as vector graphics (e.g. line artwork) in Encapsulated Postscript Format (EPS) or in MS Excel File Format (XLS), and bitmap files (e.g. half-tones) in Targged Image File Format (TIFF). The journal editor may request to redraw the figure and export it again.
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges (except for special issues).
The A4-size paper is most preferred. The entire manuscript must be 1.5 spaced with all the margins 2.54 cm. Manuscript should be typed with 12 cpi letters, the font Times New Roman. Number all pages in the lower right corner. The approximate position of the tables and figures should be indicated in the left margin. Use single space between any words. Text should be pure, no hyphens, capitals, bold.
Nomenclature, units and abbreviations
All biological and chemical names, and technical terms should conform to the most recent international nomenclature. Latin botanical and zoological names of Genera and species (e.g. Hylobius abietis L.), words which are not originally English (e.g. in vitro), and symbols expressing numerical values in the text and equations (e.g. S.D., S.E., p, n, t-test, r) should be typed in italics. The SI system, which includes the metric units should be used throughout. All abbreviations, nomenclature and symbols must be the same in the text and figures.
The structure of manuscript (see example)
The standard order in sections: Inroduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References.
Impact of alkaline air pollution and alkalisation of the environment on the structure and quantity of epicuticular waxes on needles of Picea abies (L) Karst
Malle Mandre1*, Verge Bogdanov1 and Märt Rahi2
Abstract. Comparative quantitative and electronmicroscopial analyses of epicuticular waxes….
Key words: Norway spruce, air pollution, alkalisation of growth substrate, epicuticular wax.
Authors’ addresses: 1Department of Ecophysiology, Forest Research Institute, Estonian Agricultural University, Viljandi mnt. 18b, 11216 Tallinn, Estonia; 2Institute of Zoology and Botany, Estonian Agricultural University, Riia 181, 51014 Tartu, Estonia; *e-mail:....
The surface waxes of leaves form a barrier between…
a) Title of the paper
The title should be informative and short with maximum length of 100 characters or 15 words. Never in capitals or boldface, not centered, font 14 cpi.
Provide full names (first and family name) of all authors and indicate the corresponding autor. Font 13 cpi.
The Abstract should be provide a brief summary (no more than 250 words) of the study including the purpose, methods, results, and major conclusions. Font 10 cpi, spacing 1.0.
d) Key words
One line, separated by a comma, 10 cpi.
e) Authors’ address
The name and address of institutions of research origin, e-mail of the first author, 10 cpi.
Tables and figures (graphs, drawing, photos) – only black-and-white and should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order orappearance in the text (e.g. Table 1; Figure 1; Figures 3–4), font 11 cpi. The table should be fit on a page – vertically or horizontally. Table and figure size (with headings and legends) must not exceed 13.5 x 20 cm (because they must fit on B5 page). Each table and figure should be presented on a separate sheet. The preferred position of tables and figures should be indicated in the margin of the text. Footnotes should not be used. The number of the table and figure should be written above the table or figure. A horizontal line should be drawn above and below the column headings and at the bottom of the table. No vertical lines in the table. Use TAB and not space bar between columns.
References in the text. Citations in the text should be by author and year: (Coock, 1994; Smith & Trace, 1999). When a publication with more than two authors is cited, only the first is named in the text (Jones et al., 1987). The results of recent work by Smith et al. (1992).... If there is more than one work by the same author or team of authors in the same year, a, b, c, etc. is added to the year both in the text (Smith & Trace, 1999a; Smith & Trace, 1999b) and in the list of references.
Reference list. The reference list should be in alphabetical order according to the first author`s name. All authors and full title of the article should be cited. Journal titles should be given in full. Publications by two authors with the same first author should be listed alphabetically according to the second author`s name. Publications by three or more authors with the same first author should be listed chronologically.
References (an example)
Sibul, I., Kuusik, A., Voolma, K. 2004. Monitoring of gas exchange cycles and ventilatory movements in the pine weevil Hylobius abietis: respiratory failures evoked by a botanical insecticide. – Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 110, 173–179.
Baker, N.R., Long, S.P. 1986. Photosynthesis in Contrasting Environments. Amsterdam, Elsevier. 423 pp.
Polle, A., Otter, T., Sandermann, H. Jr. 1997. Biochemistry and physiology of lignin synthesis. – Rennenberg, H., Eschrich, W., Ziegler, H. (eds.). Trees – Contributions to Modern Tree Physiology. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers, 455–475.
Tomiczek, C. 1994. Nutrient deficiency of spruce needles caused by root and butt rots – a factor in forest decline. – Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Root and Butt Rots, Sweden/Finland, Aug. 1993. Uppsala, 268–275.
Beckleheimer, J. 1994. How do you cite URLs in a bibliography? [WWW document]. – URL http://www.nrlssc.navy.mil/bibligraphy.html. [Accessed 17 March 1995].
Article in press: May be inclued in the references list, with the name of the journal and year followed by ‘(In press)’.
The article must be accepted by the journal.
Kuuluvainen, T., Mäki, J., Karjalainen, L., Lehtonen, H. 2001. Tree age distributions in old-growth forest sites in Vienansalo wilderness, eastern Fennoscandia. – Silva Fennica. (In press).
References in other languages (Estonian, Russian etc.) must be translated (not transliterated) into English, and kept in the original language as well (indicate original language in brackets).
Haapanen, A., Siitonen, P. 1978. Forest fires in Ulvisalo strict nature reserve. (Kulojen esiintyminen Ulvinsalon luonnonpuistossa). – Silva Fennica, 12, 187–200. (In Finnish with English summary).
Material in preparation, unpublished or personal communication:
Not to be included in the reference list and only to be referred to in the text using all autors’ initial(s) and name(s) followed by ‘in prep.’, ‘unpubl.’ or ‘pers. comm.’.
Only necessary for papers published in Estonian. The papers in English should include also a summary in Estonian (not obligatory for foreign authors). The length should not exceed one page, font 12 cpi.
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