Aim and scope

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 and notes. 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 doubled-spaced one-sided printed pages, including tables, illustrations, references and abstract. Reviews must not exceed 20 pages and notes 4 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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