About the Journal

Focus and Scope

W&FS Scientific Articles Include These Topic Areas:

  • Wood and Lignocellulosic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Timber Structures and Engineering
  • Biology
  • Nano-technology
  • Natural Fiber Composites
  • Timber Treatment and Harvesting
  • Botany
  • Mycology
  • Adhesives and Bioresins
  • Business Management and Marketing
  • Operations Research

As of January 1, 2022, Wood and Fiber Science will be an online only, Open Access journal. There will be no print copies. Color photos/graphics will be offered at no additional cost to authors. The Open Access fee to authors will be $1800/article for SWST members and $2000/article for nonmembers.

The previous five years of articles are still copyright protected (except those that are identified as Open Access) and can be accessed only through Society membership or subscriber subscriptions. A subscriber may be a library or a company, or may belong to an organization that has purchased a site license.  Once a previous article has reached its 5th anniversary date since publication, it becomes Open Access.

New subscriptions begin with the first issue of a new volume. All subscriptions are to be ordered through the Executive Director, Society of Wood Science and Technology.

If you are not a member of SWST and you are not a subscriber, you can only browse abstracts and Table of Contents for the past 5 years of  Wood and Fiber Science by supplying keywords.  The earlier articles will be open access.  You can also order articles and publications.   You can become a subscriber by contacting Vicki Herian at vicki@swst.org.  You can become a member by filling out a membership application.

Peer Review Process

This Journal is peer reviewed, with a double blind process.

Publication Frequency

This Journal publishes quarterly.

Reviewer Registration

When registering as a Reviewer, please see the guidelines for choosing the classification numbers you are willing to review.  These can be found at


Please list no more than 6 of these classification numbers.

Journal History

Editorial Board of Wood and Fiber Science: