Article Review Procedure

Editorial board of “Forestry and Forest Melioration” (URIFFM, Pushkinska 86, Kharkiv, 61024, Ukraine) welcome for publication original articles as well as short reports, review papers on forestry and forest science as well as related sciences.

The manuscripts sent for publication are directed to the Executive Editor who performs initial assessment concerning compliance with the formal requirements. The article should meet the requirements of the policy of the journal “Forestry and Forest Melioration” and the rules of the preparation of articles and scientific papers before publication. Manuscripts that do not meet the adopted requirements are not registered and not accepted for further consideration, and the author should be informed about this.

All the articles, but not including reviews and informational notifications, are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. To improve the quality of reviewing process independent experts are involved. They provide their opinions in a written form. Reviewers evaluate the theoretical and methodological level of the article, its practical value, and scientific importance. The process of the article review is confidential and anonymous. The review takes place on the basis when information about the article (terms of receipt, content, features and stages of review, comments of reviewers and the final decision on publication) is not disclosed to anyone except the authors and reviewers.

The author is informed about the outcome of the reviews and the standpoint of the Editorial Boardby e-mail.If the reviewer points to the need to make certain articles corrections, the article is sent to the author with the offer to consider the comments in the preparation of an updated version of the article or to refute them reasonably. Into a revised article, the author adds the letter, which contains answers to all comments and explains all the changes that were made in the article. Revised version is given to a reviewer again for the decision and preparing a reasoned conclusion about the possibility of publication. If the reviewers differ in their opinion, the paper is sent to the third reviewer. The editorial board makes the final decision on the possibility of publication. Editors reserve the right to make necessary changes in the text (minor stylistic or formal corrections which do not affect the content of the article are made without the consent of the author).

The eligibility criteria

Only scientific articles (i. e., presenting the results of original research of an empirical, theoretical, technical, or analytical nature, containing the analysis of the current state of knowledge, research methodology, the description of research process, its results and conclusions, with examples of cited literature) as well as papers of polemic or review nature can be published.