Silva Fennica in a Nutshell
Focus and Scope. Silva Fennica publishes significant new knowledge on forest sciences. The scope covers research on forestry and forest ecosystems. Silva Fennica aims to increase understanding on forest ecosystems, and sustainable use and conservation of forest resources.
Brief History. Silva Fennica continues the legacy of Acta Forestalia Fennica, which was established in 1913 for distributing results of forest research worldwide. Silva Fennica itself was established in 1926 for “short communications in forest sciences” (modern research articles). The journals merged in 2000. Silva Fennica’s abstracts have been online since 1994 and full-text articles since 1998. Today, Silva Fennica is an online only journal.
Independent, Non-profit Publisher. Silva Fennica is published by the Finnish Society of Forest Science, a learned society established in 1909 to stimulate scientific discussion and cooperation within the forest research community, to enhance communication between researchers and practical foresters, and to promote public interest in forest research.
Networking and Indexing. Silva Fennica is a journal member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Web of Science, and Scopus. Article meta data are uploaded to Crossref when assigning the DOI. Long-term access is secured by the CLOCKSS archive.
Submit Your Manuscript
Everyone’s Right to Forest Science. Silva Fennica offers full publishing services with the Golden Open Access model. All accepted articles are published immediately open to everyone. The authors keep the copyright. An article processing charge (APC) of 800 € is collected on accepted articles for covering the publishing costs. APC is waived for authors based in low or lower middle-income countries. Open access ensures a wide distribution of your research results – in 2019, Silva Fennica’s website had visitors from 169 countries. Silva Fennica is Plan S compliant.
Submissions Welcome. Silva Fennica welcomes manuscripts on all forest biomes from subarctic mountain birch stands to tropical rainforests that fit within the scope of the journal. Before submission, authors should read the Instructions for Authors and Journal Policies in the Silva Fennica’s website.
Rigorous Peer-review. Before full peer-review, all manuscripts are screened for presentation quality and checked for similarity using the iThenticate software. Manuscripts that pass this phase are assigned to one of our skilled Subject Editors who handles the review process. After receiving two expert reviews, the Subject Editor makes publication recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.
Special Issues. Are you interested to propose a special issue or a special section on a timely forestry issue or a congress to Silva Fennica? Do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Staff.
Silva Fennica – Everyone’s Right to Forest Science
Find all articles published since 1913 in the web site of Silva Fennica. It is all Open Access.