About the Journal

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The New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science is an international journal covering the breadth of forestry science. Planted forests are a particular focus but manuscripts on a wide range of forestry topics will also be considered. The journal's scope covers forestry species, which 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 and subject 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.

The journal's policies and processes relating to Conflicts of interest, Peer review, Misconduct and Complaints are available here.

All articles published by New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. There are no Article Processing Charges (APCs) or submission charges.

Papers published in the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science are archived by Scion and also by the National Library of New Zealand under its Legal Deposit scheme.