Artvin Coruh University Journal of Forestry Faculty (ACU J For Fac) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes original research articles and reviews on all aspects of forestry, plant science, wood science, landscape architecture and other related subjects. All manuscripts are initially screened on their topic suitability and linguistic quality. Articles should make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge or toward a better understanding of existing concepts.
Papers must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by or any other publisher. The submitting (corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors.
The copyright of papers accepted for publication belongs to the journal. All contributions are subject to editorial revision and Editor's decision will be final.
There is no fees are required for the publication in Artvin Çoruh University Journal of Forestry Faculty
Artvin Coruh University Journal of Forestry Faculty publishes original research articles, reviews, technical notes and scientific news in all aspects of forestry, wood science, landscape architecture and related fields in two issues per year. All manuscripts submitted to the Journal are subject to independent referee evaluation. Submission of manuscript to the Journal implies that it has not been published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be written in 12 pt “Times New Roman” with 1.5 space between lines and not exceed 18 pages including all text, tables and figures. A-4 size paper should be used with 3 cm top and left margins and 2.5 cm bottom and right margins. All pages and lines must be numbered consequently. Manuscipt language should be Turkish or English.
Manuscripts should contain following sections:
Title page: Title of the manuscript (in manuscript language), full names (without titles) and affiliations of all authors should be given. Complete contact information (mailing address, e-mail, and telephone and fax numbers) of the corresponding author should be provided.
Abstract page: This page includes manuscript title, abstract (100-250 words) and key words (maximum six words) in manuscript language. Same information should be given in the other language below. The title of the paper should be short, precise and written without any abbreviations.
Main text: Main text includes (i) introduction, (ii) material and methods,(iii) results (and discussion), (iv) discussion (and conclusion), (v) acknowledgements sections. Headings should be upper case and bold type. Sub-headings sould be lower case and bold. Language should be as clear and as concise as possible. Figures and tables should be numbered consequently and be embedded in the text at appropriate places. Figure titles should be placed below each figure and table titles should be placed on top of each table. Table and figure captions should be self explanatory but concise. Scientific names of subject organisms should be provided where they first appear in the text if their common names are to be employed in the text. International SI unit system should be followed and decimals should be separated with ‘.’ not with ‘,’ (e.g., 45.7 % or 0.221).
References: All references listed at the end of the manuscript should be cited in the text, or vice versa. References should be cited within text with author’s last name and publication year in parenthesis (e.g. (Scotti 2011); if there are two authors (Kraj and Sztorc 2009); if more than two authors (Çengel et al. 2011)). If more than one citations will be given in a parenthesis, they should be ordered according to their publication dates from oldest to newest separated with ‘;’. If used in a sentence only the publication year should be in parenthesis (e.g., ‘According to Steffenrem et al. (2007) wood properties of Picea abies …’).
References should be listed as shown below:
Pandey DK, Palni LMS (2005) Germination of Parthenium hysterophorus L. seeds under the influence of light and germination promoting chemicals. Seed Sci Technol 33:485-491
Kozlowski TT, Kramer PJ, Pallardy SG (1991) The physiological ecology of woody plants. Academic Press, New York
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257
Papers in proceedings:
Demeritt ME (1981) Fifty years of hybrid poplar research in the northeast. In: Proceedings of 27th North-Eastern forest tree improvement Conference. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, pp 166-183
Greenway KJ (1995) Plant adaptations to light variability in the boreal mixedwood. Ph.D. thesis, University of Alberta
All submissions must be made through Journal’s online submission system at http://dergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr/artvinofd/
Manuscripts are first evaluated by the editor. Manuscripts that are out of Journal’s scope and do not meet scientific criteria with respect to content and presentation are returned to authors without review. Editor assigns at least two referrees for manuscripts with potential to be published in the Journal. Editorial board can accept the manuscript as it stands or with revisions according to referree suggestions, or rejects the manuscript for publication. Revisions must be completed as soon as possible. The proofs are sent to the corresponding author after acceptance and it should be checked for printing mistakes and returned to the editor within 24 hours. A copyright release form, signed by all authors, must be filed with the editor before the proofs are sent.