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Wood Research and Technology


Cellulose – Hemicelluloses – Lignin – Wood Extractives

Editor In Chief: Lennart Salmén
Editorial Board: Geoffrey Daniel, Holger Militz, Thomas Rosenau, Herbert Sixta, Tapani Vuorinen, Dimitris S. Argyropoulos, Yu Balakshin, J. R. Barnett, Ingo Burgert, Jose C. del Rio, Robert Evans, Dmitry V. Evtuguin, Charles E. Frazier, Kazuhiko Fukushima, Wolfgang Gindl-Altmutter, W. G. Glasser, Bjarne Holmbom, Akira Isogai, John F. Kadla, Gerald Koch, Dominique Lachenal, Christiane Laine, Shawn D. Mansfield, J.J. Morrell, Peter Niemz, Antje Potthast, Arthur J. Ragauskas, John Ralph, Robert W. Rice, Jarl-Gunnar Salin, Uwe Schmitt, Tor P. Schultz, Jussi Sipilä, Toshiyuki Takano, Tarja Tamminen, Hans Theliander, Johannes Welling, Stefan Willför, and Hiroshi Yoshihara
Your benefits:
  • Cutting-edge research
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • High quality basic and applied research
  • Ahead-of-print online publications

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

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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.

Back Issues

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Holzforschung is covered by the following services:

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  • CABI (over 50 subsections)
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  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) - SciFinder
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Abstracts
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  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Ei Compendex
  • Engineering Village
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
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  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
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  • Polymer Library
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  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • PubsHub
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Reaxys
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
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  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • TEMA Technik und Management
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  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences
  • Web of Science - Science Citation Index
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  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

Supplementary Materials

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!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

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:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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

Editorial Office
Gunda Stöber
Dr Gruyter
Genthiner Strasse 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel. ++49-30-26005-279
E-mail: Holzforschung.Editorial@degruyter.com

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