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Dear authors, the article submission guidelines for our journal have been amended since 2016. Please, read them carefully in the sections “Article Submission Guidelines” and “Article Design”. 

The fee for the publication of the articles is not charged, royalties are not paid.

Stage I. Manuscript Submission

By submitting the manuscript to Lesnoy Zhurnal (Russian Forestry Journal) the author provides certain rights under the license agreement to use the article, guarantees its originality, transfer of the manuscript to the sole publisher only, as well as following the procedures for the use of borrowed materials.

According to the requirements listed below, the author(s) should submit the manuscript accompanied by cover documents (scanned in PDF or JPG format) and send by e-mail: Then an article is assigned by a registration number. The original supporting documents should be sent to the editors by mail.

The documents to be sent to the editorial office:

– the License agreement, which should be filled in by hand with blue paste, double-sided printing;  

authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY ;

– a sample of a cover letter;

– the experts’ evaluation of the organization (with a stamped signature of the organization) regarding the possibility of publishing an article in press;

– an extract from the minutes of the meeting of the Department;

an information about the authors (full name, date of birth, name of a faculty and a high school of basic education, year of graduation, academic degree, academic title, year of receipt of a title, post, place of work, business address, e-mail addresses of all authors, phone of the corresponding author).

Stage II. Revising an article and double-blind refereeing

Manuscripts sent to the editors are not returned.

All articles are tested by the Plagiarism Checker, preliminary revising and closed reviewing by at least two reviewers – the experts on a subject of the article (see: Regulations on reviewing articles).

Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.

The editors reserve the right to refuse the publication on the basis of the decision of the Editorial board.   

Stage III. Responding to comments from referees

If a manuscript needs to be modified according to the comments of reviewers, the author gets copies of the reviews by email, mentioned in the article. A modified article according to the reviewers’ comments should be sent back to the editorial office no later than 14 working days from the receipt date of the reviewers' comments by an author. If an article is not returned within the time frame specified it will be considered as newly received, and the issue date will be elongated.   

Stage IV. Preparation of the article publication

The decision to accept articles for publication in the journal is taken at a meeting of the Editorial board. Every issue of the scientific journal is formed by the articles adopted "for publication". The Editorial board reserves the right to edit all manuscripts; the editorial changes are consistent with a corresponding author at the proofreading stage of the article.

The proof sheet of the article is shall be sent to the authors by e-mail. The errors found in the article should be reported to the editor Lyubov S. Okulova  at the return address no later than 3 days after receiving the proofreading.

Stage V. Article Publication

After the publication of the article in the journal, the author is entitled to get a copy of the issue. On all issues please contact Olga P. Lebedeva,