Central European Forestry Journal
The Journal of National Forest Centre – Forest Research Institute Zvolen
4 Issues per year
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.287
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.462
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.459
Central European Forestry Journal (published as Lesnícky Èasopis - Forestry Journal until 2016) publishes novel science originating from research in forestry and related braches. Central European Forestry Journal is a professional peer-reviewed scientific journal published 4-time a year. The journal contains original papers and review papers of basic and applied research from all fields of forestry and related disciplines. The editorial office accepts the manuscripts within the focus of the journal exclusively in English language.
Aims and Scope
Aspects of forest ecology, management planning, protection, monitoring, economics, but also silviculture, game management, landscape creation and ecology, interactions between forestry and wood processing sectors in the Central and also other regions of Europe.
Why subscribe and read
Central European Forestry Journal presents the new knowledge, experiences and information from forestry research and science and related fields from the Central but also other regions of Europe. The journal is a platform for contacts of the Central Europe scientific community in these sectors.
Central European Forestry Journal has over a 60-year tradition in the Slovak Republic. It has been issued since 1954 under the auspices of the Slovak Academy of Sciences as a journal for forestry science and research in the former Czechoslovakia. Currently it is issued by the National Forest Centre - Forest Research Institute Zvolen (the Slovak Republic) together with the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences (the Czech Republic).
The recent contributors of papers are researchers from forestry and related fields originating from scientific and research institutions, universities in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and other European countries.
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Instructions for Authors
Central European Forestry Journal, abbreviation: Cent. Eur. For. J., publishes original papers and review papers of basic and applied research from all fields of forestry and related scientific areas.
The journal focuses on forestry issues relevant for Europe, primarily Central European regions. Original works and review papers can be submitted only in English language.
The corresponding author is responsible for the originality of the submitted manuscript. The manuscript must not be submitted for review or publication elsewhere at the same time.
The content and the format of the submitted papers are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The editor of the journal decides on the acceptance, rejection, or the need for the revision of the paper upon the reviews. If the editor decides that the manuscript needs to be revised, the authors are obliged to prepare a letter, in which they react to fundamental reviewers’ comments.
The authors must submit their papers online via Editorial Manager on the web page: http://www.editorialmanager.com/forestryjournal/default.asp.
In case of any questions concerning the use of Editorial Manager service, please contact the technical assistance on the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
During formatting of manuscripts the authors can follow the published papers starting from Central European Forestry Journal, Volume 2017, No. 1 or contact the Editorial Office on the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Original scientific paper
The original scientific paper must not exceed 20 pages. The structure of the work must be as follows:
Title – a clear and concise title, which informs about the main goal or the result of the study. The titles using the wording such as "Contribution to the knowledge…", "Analysis of communities…", etc. should be avoided.
Contact information – first names and surnames of author(s) without the academic degrees. The authors’ affiliations should be indicated after authors’ names using superscript numbers and should be listed under the list of authors. The corresponding author should be marked with asterisk (*). The affiliation of the corresponding author should include his/her e-mail address and telephone number.
Abstract – a brief description of the paper of maximum 250 words. The abstract must provide the information that explains the context of the study, objectives, methods, main results and conclusions. Abstracts that only indicatively describe the focus of the study are not acceptable.
Key words – 5 – 6 key words, which should not repeat the title of the study. Key words should be separated by a semicolon.
Introduction – The formulation of a scientific problem and the relation of the presented study to previous works dealing with similar issues. Clearly formulated goals of the study, scientific hypotheses and the importance of the proposed solution must be indicated.
Material and methods – Transparent documentation of experimental and background material in such a way that the research can be repeated following the presented description. Insufficient or unclear documentation of used methods and data is a reason for the rejection of the manuscript.
Results – Results are to be presented in the form of coherent, logically organised overviews of new and original knowledge supported by graphs, figures, formulas, tables and other ways of presenting the results of analyses. Discussion aimed at evaluating the results and comparing them with the findings of other authors, etc. must be clearly separated from the results.
Discussion – A critical comparison of the obtained results with other published works. Discussion should comprehensively answer the questions formulated in the introduction. It is advisable to determine the possibilities for the generalisation of the results and the limits of the applied methods.
Conclusion – Factual conclusions from the results of the work, author´s own contribution or view based on the presented results and discussion. Conclusion should not repeat the obtained results, but should represent their extension, i.e. their generalisation and possible utilisation.
Acknowledgement – contains acknowledgements of different types of support during the preparation of the manuscript including the projects and agencies that financially supported the presented research.
Citations in the text and in "References" section A complete agreement must be between the citations in the text and the list of references ("References" section). Original sources of the presented knowledge or facts need to be cited.
Examples of citations in the text:
- if the name of the author is a part of a sentence, the year of the publication is given after the author´s name in parentheses (round brackets) – …Šmelko (2013). If the name of the author is not mentioned in the text, both the name and the year of the publication are given in parentheses – …(Šmelko 2013).
- citations to works by two authors should always give both authors’ surnames – (Konôpka & Lukac 2012), works by three or more authors should be cited using the surname of the first author only followed by "et al." (Hlásny et al. 2010).
- several citations at one place in the text should be separated by a semicolon – …(Šmelko 2010; Konôpka 2012; Boše¾a et al. 2013). The citations should be listed in chronological order starting with the oldest work up to the newest one.
Unpublished works, project reports and works published in regional proceedings in national languages should be used only exceptionally.
The reference list (References section) should be in alphabetical order. If several references of the same author are cited, they should be listed in chronological order according to the year of publication, starting with the oldest work up to the newest one. If the work was written by six or less authors, all authors are listed in the reference. If there are more than six authors, only the names of the first six authors are listed followed by "et al." The titles of the works should be written in their original languages, i.e. they should not be translated into English.
Examples of references (in References section):
- books: Barna, M., Kulfan, J., Bublinec, E., 2011: Beech and beech ecosystems of Slovakia. Bratislava, Veda, 634 p.
- papers in journals: Hlásny, T., Mátyás, C., Seidl, R., Kulla, L., Merganièová, K., Trombik, J. et al., 2014: Climate change increases the drought risk in central European forests: What are the options for adaptation? Lesnícky èasopis - Forestry Journal, 60:5–18.
- book chapters or papers in proceedings: Longauer, R., Gömöry, D., Pacalaj, M., Krajmerová, D., 2010: Genetic aspects of stress tolerance and adaptability of Norway spruce. In: Hlásny, T., Sitková, Z. (eds.): Spruce forests decline in the Beskids. National Forest Centre - Forest Research Institute Zvolen, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Forestry and Game Management Research Institute Jílovištì-Strnady. Zvolen, NLC, p. 131–144.
In case of online documents, the reference must include the information identifying the source with its precise location on internet.
Tables and figures in the text, tables are referred to as "Table 1", figures are referred to as "Fig. 1". The same term "Table 1" or "Fig. 1" is used in table or figure captions, respectively.
The cost of printing colour figures is of € 100 per page. By submitting the manuscript with colour figure, the author automatically agrees with the charges. In justified cases, e.g. satellite images, complex graphs, etc., the figures can be colour in the electronic edition (i.e. final pdf format of the paper), and black and white in the print version (free of charge). In such a case, the author is obliged to send both versions of figures, and to indicate this way of publishing in figure description written in red.
A review paper is a study that follows the formal guidelines for the original scientific work. The structure can differ from the original scientific paper. A review paper analyses or discusses scientific knowledge published by other authors and only partially presents new results obtained from author´s own experiments. Review papers can have either of two standard forms: literature review papers (present summary information from the most important papers dealing with the particular subject), and systematic review papers (include information from the papers fulfilling undefined criteria and compare their results).
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Doc. Dr. Ing. Bohdan Konôpka, National Forest Centre, T. G. Masaryka 2175/22, 960 92 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doc. RNDr. Tomáš Hlásny, PhD., National Forest Centre, T. G. Masaryka 2175/22, 960 92 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
Prof. Jaroslav Holuša, Ph.D., Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of Editorioal board
Ing. Milan Barna, PhD., Institute of Forest Ecology SAS, Ľ. Štúra 2, 960 53 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
Ing. Michal Bošeľa, PhD., National Forest Centre, T. G. Masaryka 2175/22, 960 92 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ing. Tomáš Bucha, National Forest Centre, T. G. Masaryka 2175/22, 960 92 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
Dr. György Csóka, Forest Research Institute, Mátrafüred Experimental Station, Hegyalja út 18, 3232 Mátrafüred, Hungary, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ing. Jiří Foit, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1/1665, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
prof. Ing. Dušan Gömöry, DrSc., Technical University in Zvolen, T. G. Masaryka 24, 960 53 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doc. Ing. Erika Gömöryová, PhD., Technical University in Zvolen, T. G. Masaryka 24, 960 53 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
Doc. Ing. Miroslav Hájek, Ph.D., Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ing. Magdalena Kacprzyk, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 21, Kraków, Poland, e-mail: email@example.com
Doc. Ing. Jozef Konôpka, CSc., National Forest Centre, T. G. Masaryka 2175/22, 960 92 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Milan Lstibůrek, Ph.D., MSc., Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Martin Lukac, University of Reading Whiteknights, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AH, United Kingdom, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Róbert Marušák, PhD., Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
Ing. Jiří Novák, Ph.D., Forestry and Game Management Research Institute, Jiloviste-Strnady (Prague), Forest Station, Na Olive 550, 517 73 Opocno, Czech Republic, e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ivika Ostonen, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu, Estonia, e-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Ing. Ionel Popa, Forest Research and Management Institute, Calea Bucovinei 73bis, 725100 Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Romania, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jaroslav Socha, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 21, Kraków, Poland, e-mail: email@example.com
Doc. Ing. Miroslav Svoboda, Ph.D., Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol, Czech Republic, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doc. Ing. Igor Štefančík, CSc., National Forest Centre, T. G. Masaryka 2175/22, 960 92 Zvolen, Slovak Republic, e-mail: email@example.com
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Wolfslehner, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien, Austria, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial office address:
National Forest Centre
T. G. Masaryka 2175/22
SK-960 92 Zvolen, Slovakia
Telephone number: 00421 45 5320316
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