Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Forestry Letters publishes scientific articles that link foresty with ecology and forest management, and that apply ecological, biological, technical  and social knowledge to the management and protection of man-made and natural forests. The scope of the journal includes all forest ecosystems of the world.


Section Policies

Original Articles

The papers should report the results of original research and should not have been previously published elsewhere, except in a preliminary form.

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Review Papers

Review papers are encouraged. The most useful reviews go beyond summarizing the literature and focus on synthesizing key insights that will be most useful to readers.

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Short articles (up to 4 pages) marked also as: original article (if contains a full description of the original research), review paper (especially draws attention to the new point of view).

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Papers for Special Issues

Forestry Letters publishes  to explore major topics in the field in depth.

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Peer Review Process

All published research articles in this journal (original articles, review papers and letters) are subject of peer review process.

Submitted articles will be evaluated by the Editorial Board preliminary, and next will be sent to reviewers from outside the institution of origin of the authors.

Both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous (double blind review). Reviews are given in writing with the application for admission to the publication of article or its rejection. Reviewers must not use knowledge included in work before publishing.

Authors will be informed of the result of the review and editorial comments, a decision to publish the work takes Editors.

Review form

List of reviewers


Open Access Policy

Forestry Letters provides immediate open access to its content according to The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). We use also model license (CC-BY) recommended by BOAI. http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations

Articles in Forestry Letters are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0  International License, which permits: share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially and require give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. 

This license is acceptable for Free Cultural Works. Th licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

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Readers Right

Readers have free access to all articles immediately upon publication.

Authors Right

see section Copyright Notice


Publication Ethics

The publication ethics and  publication malpractice statement in Forestry Letters follows the rules included in Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors


The Forestry Letters continues to develop and introduce procedures in order to prevent phenomena such as ghostwriting, guest authorship, and plagiarism.

Ghostwriting means that one or more authors, having made an important contribution to the article, are not mentioned as co-author(s). This also concerns not mentioning the role of persons having contributed in one or the other way to the publication.

Guest authorship (honorary authorship) means that a person is mentioned as the author or co-author of an article without having contributed at all to the article.

Plagiarism means that significant parts of the article are not paraphrased and / or resources are not given. Also autoplagiarism is considered to be improper scientific practice, being defined as an author having published more than 10% of the article in another article. When an article already published in another language is offered for publication, the original publication should be mentioned in the first footnote.

Unsound scientific practice, which reduces the quality and originality of science, will be documented and reported to the proper institutions (e.g., institutions where the authors are employed, other institutions and journals). Based on the decision of the reviewers and the editors, authors engaging in unsound scientific practices will be excluded from the future possibility of publication in Forestry Letters.




Currently this journal does not charge APCs or submission charges. All articles submitted to Forestry Letters are free of charge.


Publication Frequency

Forestry Letters has two type of publication cycle.

Online version is published in continuus cycle from January to December as one annual issue. Since 2014 this is primary version of Journal.

Printed version is published annually after the end of online cycle, usually next year. This is secondary version.

Both versions (online and print) looks similar.




This Journal participate in the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN).

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Forestry Letters  eISSN 2450-4920

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