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Wood Research and Technology


Cellulose – Hemicelluloses – Lignin – Wood Extractives

Editor-in-Chief: Salmén, Lennart

Editorial Board: Daniel, Geoffrey / Militz, Holger / Rosenau, Thomas / Sixta, Herbert / Vuorinen, Tapani / Argyropoulos, Dimitris S. / Balakshin, Yu / Barnett, J. R. / Burgert, Ingo / Rio, Jose C. / Evans, Robert / Evtuguin, Dmitry V. / Frazier, Charles E. / Fukushima, Kazuhiko / Gindl-Altmutter, Wolfgang / Glasser, W. G. / Holmbom, Bjarne / Isogai, Akira / Kadla, John F. / Koch, Gerald / Lachenal, Dominique / Laine, Christiane / Mansfield, Shawn D. / Morrell, J.J. / Niemz, Peter / Potthast, Antje / Ragauskas, Arthur J. / Ralph, John / Rice, Robert W. / Salin, Jarl-Gunnar / Schmitt, Uwe / Schultz, Tor P. / Sipilä, Jussi / Takano, Toshiyuki / Tamminen, Tarja / Theliander, Hans / Welling, Johannes / Willför, Stefan / Yoshihara, Hiroshi

IMPACT FACTOR 2018: 2.579

CiteScore 2018: 2.43

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.829
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 1.082

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    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

    Call for Papers

    HOLZFORSCHUNG will publish selected papers from the 15th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP; https://ewlp2018.com) , Aveiro, Portugal, June 26 - 29, 2018.

    HOLZFORSCHUNG will also publish selected articles from the 9. European Conference on Wood Modification, Arnheim, The Netherlands, September 17 - 18, 2018. Please submit your research articles at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/holz. Online publication immediately after acceptance.

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

    Submission of Manuscripts

    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
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    • One of the top scientific journals in the category of Pulp and Paper (ISI Journal Citation Index)
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    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
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    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

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    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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    Editorial Information

    Lennart Salmén, Sweden

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

    Advisory Board
    D.S. Argyropoulos, USA
    M.Y. Balakshin, USA
    J. Barnett, UK
    R. Berry, Canada
    I. Burgert, Switzerland
    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
    U. Schmitt, Germany
    T.P. Schultz, USA
    J. Sipilä, Finland
    T. Tamminen, Finland
    J. Welling, Germany
    S.M. Willför, Finland
    H. Yoshihara, Japan

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