Forest Research Papers is published by Polish Forest Research Institute. The journal is a continuation of Prace Instytutu Badawczego Leśnictwa, Seria A (Journal of the Forest Research Institute, Series A).
The Forest Research Papers publishes original research articles, review articles, short communications and discussion papers. All these articles and papers are double-blind peer-reviewed. The journal covers all aspects of forest research, both basic and applied subjects. The scope includes forest environment and silviculture, ecology, physiology, entomology, pathology and genetics related to the forest use, inventory and management, economic, policy and social sciences related to the forest and forestry.
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Manuscripts should not exceed 22 pages (A4 size) of standard typescript (single column, 30 lines of text per page, 40,000 total characters including spaces) and should be written in English or in the Author’s mother tongue. A paper manuscript in two copies should come along with an electronic one in the Word format.
Author: The name of the author/authors should be accompanied by the name and address of the institution where the research was done and, in the case of the lead author, also by his/her correspondence address (fax and e-mail).
Title: The title should be short and concise, and words such as “study”, “work”, and “investigation” should be avoided.
Abstract: The abstract should be in English, have no more than 250 words, depict the paper’s structure and contain the most essential information on the method applied and the main research results. No abstract is required in the case of short communications, reports or reviews.
Key words: The paper should include key words or phrases counting in total no more than 10 words. The key words should not repeat the title of the paper.
Text: The main body of the article should follow the general rules of scientific writing and be adequately structured. The Introduction should define the scope of the work in relation to other relevant works done in the same field. Material and Methods content should allow the replication of observations / experiments. Location of research plots must be determined with their latitude and longitude and elevation above sea level. Results should be presented with clarity and precision, followed by Discussion containing interpretation of obtained results. Finally the Conclusions sum up the work done and point out the main achievements. Plants or animals must be identified with taxonomic and common names. Abbreviations might be used if necessary, however the full description should follow their first use. The use of International System of Units (SI) is accepted only.
References: Literature citations in the text should contain the name of the author and the year of publication. In the case of more than two authors, only the first one should be named in the text, followed by the phrase “et al.”. At the end of the paper, under the “References” heading all items mentioned in the text should be placed according to the PN-ISO 690 standard in alphabetical order under the first author’s name, citing all authors. The names and titles written in Cyrillic alphabet should be given in transliteration according to the PN-ISO 9 standard. It is recommended to refer to the reviewed publications only. Journal titles should be given in full. Please make sure to include the ISBN and total page-length of the book
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Due to the necessity of putting paper title as well as table and figure captions or descriptions into English, extended table heads and sides must be avoided. Concerning figures – wordy information should be given in figure captions rather than in descriptions over the figure.
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Author’s copies: The author (together with the co-authors) receives for free 25 author’s copies of the article. The abstract will be available in electronic form immediately after the publication of a fascicle. The full version will be available within 6 months at www.ibles.pl/web/lesne-prace-badawcze.
We invite Authors, regardless of their affiliation, to submit their papers. We ensure linguistic assistance to foreign authors intending to publish their articles in Polish.
Advisory Board Tadeusz Andrzejczyk, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland Andrzej Bytnerowicz, USDA Forest Service, Riverside, USA Timo Karjalainen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu, Finland Hryhoryj Krynytskyy, National University of Forestry and Wood Technology, Lviv, Ukraine Petro I. Lakyda, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine Jerzy Modrzyński, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland Thomaas Matthiew Robson, University of Helsinki, Finland Jerzy R. Starzyk, Agricultural University in Krakow, Poland Jozef Tutka, Forest Research Institute, Zvolen, Slovakia Thomas T. Veblen, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA Petr Zahradnik, Výzkumný Ústav Lesniho Hospodářstvi a Myslivosti, Jiloviště-Strnady, Czech Republic Jan Zajączkowski, prof. em., Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland
Branch editors: Leszek Bolibok, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland - ecology Dorota Hilszczańska, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland - forest pathology Tomasz Jaworski, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland - forest protection Krzysztof Jodłowski, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland - forest use Monika Litkowiec, The Institute of Dendrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kórnik, Poland – genetics and tree physiology Jan Łukaszewicz, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland - sylviculture Oksana Mykhayliv, National University of Forestry and Wood Technology, Lviv, Ukraine - forest fire protection Edward Pierzgalski, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland - forest hydrology and water management Krzysztof Stereńczak, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland - geomatics and remote sensing Emilia Wysocka-Fijorek, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland - forestry economics and policy
Statistical editor: Robert W. Tomusiak, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Language editors: Danuta Lotz, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland, D.Lotz@ibles.waw.pl Przemysław Szmit, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland, P.Szmit@ibles.waw.pl David Israel, University of Helsinki, Finland
Assistant editor: Danuta Lotz, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary, Poland, D.Lotz@ibles.waw.pl