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As of 31 December 2018, New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science will cease to be published by SpringerOpen. The journal will continue to operate under the ownership of SCION. Any new submissions should be submitted to the new website, Submissions to the current website are closed. Please do not submit your manuscript on this page, as it will not be taken forward by the Editors.


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Aims and scope

The New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science is an international journal covering the breadth of forestry science. While planted forests are a particular focus, manuscripts on a wide range of forestry topics (including tropical species, climate change, and policy) will also be considered. Forestry species are those capable of reaching at least five metres in height at maturity in the place they are located, but not grown or managed primarily for fruit or nut production.

Original articles must report on a completed piece of substantial research that is relevant to an international audience. In all cases, a hypothesis must be presented and results must be sound without errors of fact, logic, interpretation, or calculation. Key details must be provided for all methods used. The correct statistical tests must be applied, where appropriate. Discussion must be logical and comprehensive, yet concise. Any conclusions must be justified and supported by the data presented.

Short notes, subject reviews and book reviews will also be considered if they are within the scope of the journal. Conference papers may be acceptable if they are part of a set of proceedings being published by the journal.

Previous volumes

Archival content of the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science is available from Scion.


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  • New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science is owned by Scion. The publication costs for articles in New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science are covered by Scion, so authors do not need to pay an article processing charge.

2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    146.1 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    83.1 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    295.2 days from submission to acceptance
    34.3 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    1.333 - 2-year Impact factor
    1.298 - 5-year Impact factor

    4 altmetric mentions