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Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts submitted to Forestry Letters must be original and must not be simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. The Editors cannot accept responsibility for damage to or loss of papers submitted to them. Please submit your covering letter or comments to the Editor-in-Chief including one or two sentences describing the contents of the paper and its relevance to the focus of the journal. Manuscript submission online should be in Open document (.odt) or Word document (.doc or .docx). Figures should be uploaded separately in one of the following formats: .gif, .jpg, .tif  (high quality, high resolution ) or one of the editable formats: .ods, .xls.

Pre-submission English-language editing

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. Please use an independent copy-editing service e.g.

Editorial requirements

Manuscripts, including the references, should be 1.5-spaced, Times New Roman (12), line and page numbered, and written in grammatically correct English.

The authors can bold and italic (underlining cannot be used). The title page should state the title of the paper, names, degree/academic title and addresses (affiliation) of the authors, ORCID iD (if possible), e-mail addresses.

An Abstract of not more than 250 words should include short introduction, objective, short material and methods and main findings, and up to 10 key words, which should not duplicate words in the title. The Latin names of organisms should be followed by the name of the describer.

Articles should include, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Figure legends and Tables (in the following order). The total volume of the article should be no greater than 10 pages.

Literature should be cited in round brackets indicating the author's name and year of issue position, eg. (Nowak 2007), the names of co-authors in the case of two authors, eg. (Smith and Nowak 2006) or the phrase "et al." with more co-authors, eg (Lee et al. 2008). If citing several papers at the same time, use chronological order, from oldest to newest publication. All items cited in the text should be included in the list of literature.

Reference list

References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the article and should conform to the formats of the following examples. Journal titles should be given in full or official abbreviations.

Journal article:

Grossnickle, S.C. (2005). Importance of root growth in overcoming planting stress. New Forests 30(2-3): 273-294.


Ciesla, M.W. (2011). Forest Entomology: A Global Perspective. Wiley and Blackwell, Publishers, UK.

Book chapter:

Jarvis, P.G., Leverenz, J.W. (1983). Productivity of temperate, deciduous and evergreen forests. In: Lange O.L., Nobel P.S., Osmond C.B., Ziegler H. (Eds.). Physiological Plant Ecology IV. Ecosystem Processes, Mineral Cycling, Productivity and Man’s Influence. Springer–Verlag, pp. 233-280.

Where a DOI is included in a reference, it should be cited:

Woreta, D., Sukovata, L. (2014). Survival and growth of the Melolontha spp. grubs on the roots of the forest's main tree species. Forest Research Papers 75(4): 375-383. doi: 10.2478/frp-2014-0035


Illustrations must be in a finished form ready for reproduction. All lettering in the figures, where possible, should be in 'Time New Roman' font. Subdivided figures should be lettered A, B, etc. in the top left hand corner. Figures should be in grayscale, but color figures are also acceptable. Figures should be referred to in the text as (Fig. 1). Editor will ask for these final versions of figures after the manuscript has been accepted for publication. Figures should be uploaded separately in one of the following formats: .gif, .jpg, .tif or .xls, .ods.

Submission via e-mail

You may also submit manuscript by e-mail if you think it more comfortable or have problems with login to system. Remember to specify the e-mails of all authors. Required attachments please send to:

Author guidlines - download version

Author guidlines - example file (odt)

Author's declaration

Author's declaration - polish version


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. All authors have read and accepted the journal police before submitting manuscript.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  3. Manuscripts submitted to Forestry Letters are subject of double blind review process. Both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous.
  4. If the manuscript is a work of several authors, the participation of authors in whole work is required for editorial purposes. This information will be not published.
  5. Authors ensure that work is free from 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

  6. Articles in Forestry Letters are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License  All authors by submittng manuscript accept the license.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors are permitted to post the publisher's version of their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) after its initial publication in this journal (publisher's version/PDF).

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others read, download, copy and distribute the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


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