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Author Guidelines

If this paper is accepted for publication, 

As of January 1, 2019, authors can choose to either pay for page charges, or pay an open access fee. If you choose page charges, the article is not open access until 5 years after publication. If open access fee is paid, it is immediately open access. You must choose which option you want, when you are notified by the editor that your paper is accepted.

1. Page Charges Option: Members: $75 per page; Non-members: $150 per page
2. Open Access Fee Option – $1500 flat fee

 

All Author Guidelines can be found at

http://swst.org/publications/wfs/authors/ForSWSTAuthors.pdf?ts=1023345707

When submitting a manuscript, please upload the following items:

  1. Initial upload: Manuscript body (Manuscript Title, Abstract, Keywords, Body, References, Tables, List of figures, Figures) [Do not place tables or figures in text] [Do not include Authors or Acknowledgements in order to ensure a double blind review]
  2. Supplemental file: Title page (title, authors, organizations, email addresses)
  3. Supplemental file: Abstract & Keywords
  4. Supplemental file: Acknowledgments (if you have them)
  5. Supplemental file: A signed letter certifying that you have funds for the page charges AND that your manuscript has not been published or submitted for publication to another journal.

In addition, please be sure to select no more than 6 manuscript classification codes to enable selection of reviewers. ONLY INPUT THE NUMERICAL CODES - NOT THE ACTUAL WORDS.  These codes are:

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 

10.100 BASIC PROPERTIES 
10.200 FRACTURE MECHANICS 
10.300 NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING 
10.400 STRUCTURAL GRADING 
10.500 CREEP/DOL 
10.600 SEISMIC

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

20.100 DIFFUSION/PERMEABILITY 
20.200 MOISTURE/DRYING 
20.300 DIMENSIONAL STABILITY 
20.400 THERMAL 
20.500 ACOUSTICAL 
20.600 COLOR 
20.700 NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION

DEGRADATION/TREATMENT

30.100 PRESERVATION 
30.200 FIRE RETARDATION 
30.300 DECAY 
30.400 INSECT ATTACK 
30.500 COMBUSTION 
30.600 MARINE

SURFACE PROPERTIES

40.100 ADHESION 
40.200 FINISHING 
40.300 COATINGS 
40.400 SURFACE ACTIVATION 

WOOD/FIBER CHARACTERISTICS

50.100 GROWTH PROPERTIES 
50.200 ANATOMY/ULTRASTRUCTURE 
50.300 WOOD QUALITY 
50.400 FIBER QUALTIY

ROUNDWOOD

60.100 LOGS 
60.200 POLES 
60.300 HARVESTING

LUMBER

70.100 SOFTWOOD (STRUCTURAL) 
70.200 SOFTWOOD (REMANUFACTURE) 
70.300 HARDWOOD (STRUCTURAL) 
70.400 HARDWOOD (REMANUFACTURE) 
70.500 TROPICAL WOODS 

COMPOSITES

80.100 PLYWOOD 
80.200 OSB 
80.300 MDF 
80.400 PARTICLEBOARD 
80.500 INORGANIC 
80.600 STRUCTURAL COMPOSITE LUMBER 
80.700 WOOD PLASTIC/POLYMER COMPOSITES 
80.800  NON-WOOD BIO-BASED COMPOSITES 

OTHER PROCESSING/PRODUCTS

90.100 PULP 
90.200 PAPER 
90.300 APPEARANCE PRODUCTS 
90.400 MOLDED PRODUCTS 
90.500 FURNITURE 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

100.100 CERTIFICATION 
100.200 GREEN STRUCTURES 
100.300 LCI/LCA 
100.400 PROCESSING EMISSIONS 
100.500 CARBON SEQUESTRATION 
100.600 ENERGY PRODUCTION 

BIOMASS CHEMISTRY

110.1 LIGNOCELLULOSIC CHEMISTRY
110.2 ENERGY PRODUCTION
110.3 BARK CHEMISTRY
110.4 ADHESIVES 

OTHER

120.1 GENETICS
120.2 EDUCATION
120.7 BIOMASS, PRODUCTION & UTILIZATION
120.8 NANOTECHNOLOGY

 

We request that authors use the templates for preparing an article for Wood and Fiber Science. This helps the author in the submission process and ensures that the proposed article will not be rejected and sent back to the author for format issues. This will speed up the publication process for both the authors and the editors.  Please see the following templates and template instructions:


Initial upload file
Supplemental File 1 - Authors
Supplmental File 2 - Abstract
Supplmental file 3 - acknowledgements
Supplemental file 3 - certifications
Template Instructions

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).   All illustrations, figures, and tables are not placed within the text, but uploaded separately
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

The copyright of an article published in Wood and Fiber Science is transferred to the Society of Wood Science and Technology (for U. S. Government employees: to the extent transferable), effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. This transfer grants the Society of Wood Science and Technology permission to republish all or any part of the article in any form, e.g., reprints for sale, microfiche, proceedings, etc. However, the authors reserve the following as set forth in the Copyright Law:

1. All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights.

2. The right to grant or refuse permission to third parties to republish all or part of the article or translations thereof. In the case of whole articles, such third parties must obtain Society of Wood Science and Technology written permission as well. However, the Society may grant rights with respect to Journal issues as a whole.

3. The right to use all or part of this article in future works of their own, such as lectures, press releases, reviews, text books, or reprint books.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Charge for Publishing: 0.00 (USD)

Charge for Publishing

As of January 1, 2019, authors can choose to either pay for page charges, or pay an open access fee. If you choose page charges, the article is not open access until 5 years after publication. If open access fee is paid, it is immediately open access. You must choose which option you want, when you are notified by the editor that your paper is accepted.

1. Page Charges Option: Members: $75 per page; Non-members: $150 per page

2. Open Access Fee Option - $1500 flat fee

Color figures

Online version: $20 per color figure
Printed article: $400 for the first color figure and $250 for each subsequent one

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to discuss how to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.