Journal Sections

The journal publishes scientific and scholarly articles, technical notes, editorial features. Special Sections can be opened for special events or topics

Please refer to Instructions for Authors (http://ojs.aisf.it/index.php/ifm/about/submissions) for detailed guidelines for preparing your manuscript before submission to one of the Journal’s sections:

Scientific and scholarly Articles

The journal accepts scientific articles dealing with all fields of forest and environmental sciences, policy, law, economics, wood science, including connections with history, sociology and geography. All scientific or scholarly manuscripts undergo a double blind peer review process. All scientific or scholarly manuscripts must include an Abstract maximum 200 words and 3-5 keywords

a) Original Research Articles – Word limits: Main document 6,000 maximum (excluding tables, figures, and cited literature).

b) Review Articles – Review Articles provide syntheses of the current knowledge and/or new paths of thought in broad topical areas within the scope of the journal. Word limits: Main document 6,000 maximum (excluding tables, figures, and cited literature).

c) Brief Research Communications – Preliminary or novel results on limited scientific data sets or applications of existing methodologies to new research areas. This section also accepts syntheses of Master Thesis reporting innovative and scientifically accurate research results. Word limit: 3500 maximum (excluding tables, figures, and Literature Cited)

Technical Notes

Technical notes can present new field techniques, novel computer algorithms or software applications, interesting results from non-replicated administrative studies, management application of the latest science in a management context and other topics of technical and operative interest. Manuscripts must include an Abstract of no more than 150 words and 3-5 keywords. A short list of cited literature may be included. Manuscripts are evaluated at the discretion of the editor in chief and/or editorial board; technical notes may be sent for outside review. Word limit: 3000 (excluding abstract tables, figures, and literature cited). Field Notes are not considered peer reviewed and are not outlets for reporting original research.

Editorial Features

All manuscripts submitted to these sections are evaluated at the discretion of the editor in chief and/or editorial board; manuscripts submitted to Commentaries, Discussions, and Forest Culture and Perspectives may be sent for outside review

a) Commentaries – This section accepts short opinion pieces on current issues within the journal’s scope. Word Limit: 2,500 maximum

b) Discussions – This section accepts longer opinion pieces and innovative points of view on current issues within the journal’s scope. Word limit: 4,500 maximum

c) Forest Culture and Perspectives – Manuscripts of general interest presenting historical or current aspects of forestry culture are published in this section. Word limit: 4500 max. A shot list of cited references may be included.

d) Letters – Directly address ideas or facts presented in the Journal within the past six months. Word limit: 250 maximum

e) News and book reviews – This section accepts short pieces reporting news and book reviews.