Journal History

1857 - The beginning of the publishing house

The publications related to natural sciences date back to the beginning of the society bearing the name: Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk Poznańskiego.

The Section of Natural Sciences (Wydział Nauk Przyrodniczych) first published a brochure in 1859 which consisted of 26 pages. The first Board of the Society (1857) decided to issue a journal on an annual basis. The editor was Wladyslaw Niegolewski, a renowned activist for science in the Wielkopolska region. In 1860 the first volume was published (Roczniki Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk - see on picture).

The publishing of journals has contributed to the systematic exchange of publications. From 1864 annals were sent to a number of important national and international research centres. PTPN is continuing with this exchange, which involves more than 400 major institutions holding the world's scientific publications. Text prepared based on the brochures "Wydawnictwo Poznańskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk 150 lat w służbie nauce i uczonym” PTPN, Poznań 2010.

1950-2007  Publication series

A series of publications within the PTPN section of Forestry and Agricultural Sciences was established by the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences PTPN in 1950. In total, there were 101 volumes within the series including: Papers in The Field of Forestry and Wood Technology (1965, 1 issue), Papers in The Field of Forestry (1966-1972, 6 issues), Papers in the Field of Forest Sciences (1973-2004, 30 issues), Papers in The Field of Agriculture (1965-2005, 49 issues) and Studies in The Field of Agriculture and Forestry (from 2005, 3 volumes).

Bibliografia Publikacji Poznańskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Nauk 1856-2008, Red. Dobrosława Gucia, PTPN. Poznań 2011.

Volume No. 101 issued in 2007, was the last publication entitled Studies in The Field of Agriculture and Forestry. In 2008-2010 there was a break in publishing.

2011-2013 Change of title: Forestry Letters

New leadership of the Section of Agriculture and Forestry decided to resume publication and change the nature of the journal in accordance with the current legal requirements as regards scientific journals.

The new titles are named: Forestry Letters and Agricultural Letters. In 2011 a joint volume was published keeping the previous graphic design and cover art as a continuation of the historical series. Subsequent issues will be published separately as Forestry Letters and Agricultural Letters.

2014 New easy printing paper format

Since 2014 Forestry Letters has changed publishing process, online version has become the primary version and all articles are published in a continuous cycle. Printed issues as secondary version are print at the end of the one year period.

Structure and layout of the Forestry Letters has been adapted for easy online printing in A4 paper format (pdf). Both versions (online and print) looks similar.

2016 English version

Due to the wider audience, the Editorial Board decided to publish whole articles in English.

The purpose of Forestry Letters is to publish original research work, reports and messages from different areas of forestry science.

Currently, only the electronic version is published.

Forestry Letters  eISSN 2450-4920

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