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International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood

Editor-in-Chief: Faix, Oskar

Editorial Board Member: Daniel, Geoffrey / Militz, Holger / Rosenau, Thomas / Salmen, Lennart / Sixta, Herbert / Vuorinen, Tapani / Argyropoulos, Dimitris S. / Balakshin, Yu / Barnett, J. R. / Berry, Richard / Burgert, Ingo / Evans, Robert / Evtuguin, Dmitry V. / Frazier, Charles E. / Fukushima, Kazuhiko / Gellerstedt, Göran / Gindl-Altmutter, Wolfgang / Glasser, W. G. / Heitner, Cyril / Holmbom, Bjarne / Isogai, Akira / Kadla, John F. / Kleen, Marjatta / Koch, Gerald / Lachenal, Dominique / Mansfield, Shawn D. / Morrell, J.J. / Niemz, Peter / Pizzi, Antonio / Ragauskas, Arthur J. / Ralph, John / Rice, Robert W. / Salin, Jarl-Gunnar / Schmitt, Uwe / Schultz, Tor P. / Sipilä, Jussi / Tamminen, Tarja / Viikari, Liisa / Welling, Johannes / Willför, Stefan / Yoshihara, Hiroshi

IMPACT FACTOR 2014: 1.565
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.917
Rank 4 out of 21 in category Materials Science, Paper & Wood and 20 out of 65 in Forestry in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.774
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.948
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 1.528

Your benefits:
  • Cutting-edge research
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • High quality basic and applied research
  • Ahead-of-print online publications

Call for papers
Special issues to be published in 2016:

  • Holzforschung will publish selected papers from the 14th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp, taking place in Autrans, France, June 28-30, 2016. Deadline for the EWLP special issue submissions: September 15, 2016.
  • Holzforschung will also publish a special issue on the COST action FP1105 "Understanding wood cell wall structure, biopolymer interaction and composition: implications for current products and new material innovation”.

Authors are invited to submit their papers for special issues directly at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/holz

Aims and Scope

Holzforschung (HF) is an international scholarly journal that publishes cutting-edge research on the biology, chemistry, physics and technology of wood and wood components. High quality papers about biotechnology and tree genetics are also welcome. Rated year after year as one of the top scientific journals in the category of Pulp and Paper (ISI Journal Citation Index), Holzforschung represents innovative, high quality basic and applied research. The German title reflects the journal's origins in a long scientific tradition, but all articles are published in English to stimulate and promote cooperation between experts all over the world. Ahead-of-print publishing ensures fastest possible knowledge transfer.

  • biology, chemistry, physics and technology of wood and wood components
  • biotechnology and tree genetics

Article formats
Original Papers, Short Notes, Review Articles, Contributions to Discussion Forum

> Information on submission process

Type of Publication:
researchers in the field of biology, chemistry, physics and technology of wood and wood components

Instructions for Authors

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/holz and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
  • One of the top scientific journals in the category of Pulp and Paper (ISI Journal Citation Index)
  • High quality manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®
  • Optional open access publication
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
Submission process
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Instructions for Authors
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper (4-6 weeks for submission to first decision)
  • When manuscripts are accepted subject to revision, the revised manuscript should be returned within approx. 60 days
  • Accepted papers are promptly published online ahead-of-print as soon as they have been finally processed
Please note

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!


Holzforschung was founded in 1947. While at the beginnings German was the only publishing language of Holzforschung, since 1955 it became also possible to publish in French and English, and in 1993 English became the only publishing language. This change was necessary, as German after the second world war was no longer the leading language in natural sciences and later, when the international distribution of Holzforschung rose significantly, German and French articles where not readable everywhere by the scientific community of the world.

Other publications in the field
Please see also:
Wood Composites. Materials Manufacturing and Engineering. J. Paulo Davim, Alfredo Aguilera (Eds.) De Gruyter. 2016.

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Oskar Faix, Germany

Editorial Board
G. Daniel, Sweden
H. Militz, Germany
T. Rosenau, Austria
L. Salmén, Sweden
H. Sixta, Austria
T. Vuorinen, Finland

Advisory Board
D.S. Argyropoulos, USA
M.Y. Balakshin, Canada
J. Barnett, UK
R. Berry, Canada
I. Burgert, Germany
R. Evans, Australia
D.V. Evtuguin, Portugal
C.E. Frazier, USA
K. Fukushima, Japan
G. Gellerstedt, Sweden
W. Gindl-Altmutter, Austria
W.G. Glasser, USA
C. Heitner, Canada
B. Holmbom, Finland
A. Isogai, Japan
J.F. Kadla, Canada
M. Kleen, Finland
G. Koch, Germany
D. Lachenal, France
S.D. Mansfield, Canada
J.J. Morrell, USA
M. Müller, Germany
P. Niemz, Switzerland
A. Pizzi, France
A.J. Ragauskas, USA
J. Ralph, USA
R.W. Rice, USA
J.-G. Salin, Sweden
U. Schmitt, Germany
T.P. Schultz, USA
J. Sipilä, Finland
T. Tamminen, Finland
L. Viikari, Finland
J. Welling, Germany
S.M. Willför, Finland
H. Yoshihara, Japan

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Ingrid Grünberg
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