Folia Forestalia Polonica

Notes for Authors

General information: Authors should not submit the same manuscript, in the same or different languages, in whole or in part, simultaneously to more than one journal. The Forest Research Papers CrossCheck uses anti-plagiarism system. Articles are printed in Polish or in English and articles in English are available in online version (PDF file).

Manuscripts in Polish or English should not exceed 22 pages of A4 size (including tables, figures, and reference list) of standard typescript (single column, 30 lines of text per page, 40,000 total characters including spaces). Pages and text lines should be numbered.

Articles should be sent in the system Editorial Manager – "Submit article".
In case of problems they can also be sent to the following address:
lpb@ibles.waw.pl or D.Lotz@ibles.waw.pl

List of authors. In order to conceal the identity of the article's Author  in the peer review process, the following information should be given in a separate file:
1) all information regarding the article's Author, including the full name, address of the institution where the work was completed, corresponding author address, phone, e-mail address;
2) individual contribution of each author forming article as: concept, statistical analysis, literature review, writing a paper, etc.) – ghostwriting and guest authorship;
3) information about sources of research funding.

Corresponding Author should approve the submitted copy for publication and send to the Publisher a declaration on publication originality, on ethical experimentation and interpretation and conflict of interests. At the same time, corresponding Author should send a signed license to publish form.

Authors of articles on animal research should include an attestation of Local Ethics.

The responsibility for all above mentioned information lies on the side of the Author submitting the manuscript for publication.

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 (or Polish), have no more than 300 words, depict the paper's structure and contain the aim, description of applied methods and used material, the main research results and conclusions (individual parts of abstract should be in paragraph form).

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. 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 parenthensis). In the case of more than two authors, only the first one should be named in the text, followed by the phrase ‘et al.', e.g. (Andreas et al. 2000; Gulledge, Schimel 2000). At the end of the paper, under the ‘References' heading all items mentioned in the text should be placed in alphabetical order under the first author's name, citing all authors, according to the ISO 690:2010 standard (the names and titles written in Cyrillic alphabet should be given in transliteration according to the ISO-9 standard). It is recommended to refer to the reviewed publications only. Journal titles should be given in full. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) should be included for the cited books and DOI (digital object identifier) for journal articles.

Tables, figures and illustrations: Figures and tables should be easily understandable without reference to the main body of the article. If a long explanation is required, it may be provided in a footnote rather than a headnote.
Tables and figures should be included in the main text. Figures should also be sent as separate, editable files (.xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .cdr, .ai). Photographs are allowed only when they provide essential information to the text. They should be submitted as separate good quality (300 dpi) JPEG or TIFF files.

Proofreading: Author's correction will be sent to the corresponding author's address.

Peer Review Policy. All articles are reviewed by two independent reviewers. The list of reviewers is published once a year.

The eligibility criteria. Only scientific articles (i.e., presenting the results of original research – empirical, theoretical, technical, or analytical, the current state of knowledge, research methodology, research process and its results and conclusions with examples of cited literature as well as monographic or polemic papers and review) can be published. When peer review is finished  the section editor in collaboration with the editor-in-chief qualifies or disqualifies papers for publishing.
Rejection Rate – ca 25%.

Articles are published under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)

Publication fees : Color figures are paid 270 PLN (+ 5% VAT) per printing sheet and Authors who cannot pay color charges must use black and white figures. There is also the opportunity to preserve the color in the electronic version of article without any additional fees. Invoice for printing color pages will be issued when the page numbering will be approved. Invoice details should be sent along with the article if accepted for publication.

Contact person:
Danuta Lotz, D.Lotz@ibles.waw.pl