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Journal Policy

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General Provisions

Lesnoy Zhurnal (Russian Forestry Journal) is a scientific peer-reviewed noncommercial periodical. 

The publication of articles in the journal is FREE OF CHARGE. The founder assumes an obligation to provide at its own expense peer review, academic and copy editing, production of soft and hard camera-ready copies, preprints and run, as well as its circulation. 

The journal publishes innovative scientific articles, which were never published before. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is perceived as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

Language of the Journal: Russian, English. The journal is published in Russian. English is used for the table of contents of journal issues, article titles, abstracts, keywords, and references. There are also 1 or 2 articles in English in each issue.

Open Access Policy

The journal is an Open Access journal. It provides open access to its content (Archive) on terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. The license allows other researchers to edit and take the scientific work as a basis for other scientific works, even for commercial purposes, as long as they indicate authorship and source and license their new scientific works on the same terms and conditions as the original one.

The editorial board and editorial staff of the journal are governed by provisions of Chapter 70 (Copyright) of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, follow the international publication ethics standards developed and approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and build on the experience of authoritative international journals, scientific associations, industry communities and publishers. Authors (researchers), the editorial team of the journal, reviewers and the publisher (founder) are under ethical obligations towards the publication and dissemination of research results.

In order to prevent unfair practices in publication activities (plagiarism, providing inaccurate information, etc.) and with the aim of ensuring the high quality of scientific publications, public acceptance of the scientific results obtained by the author, each member of the editorial board, author, reviewer, publisher, as well as institutions involved in the publishing process must comply with ethical standards, norms and rules and take all reasonable measures to prevent their violation.

The right of authorship belongs to the authors of the articles. The authors transfer all the exclusive rights to the work to the Publisher for the duration of the copyright by signing the License Agreement. Reprinting materials either fully or partially is possible only with reference to the site and the name of the journal with the obligatory indication of the copyright holder and the names of the authors of the articles. When creating new, creatively independent works on the basis of articles published in the journal, citing or translating fragments of articles for citation purposes, reference is made to the original sources in compliance with the rules of citation.

Repository Policy

Lesnoy Zhurnal (Russian Forestry Journal) allows authors to publish their work (submitted version, accepted version, published version) in institutional repositories and non-commercial thematic repositories including libraries, or to publish it on authors’ personal websites or on the websites of their organizations on terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, at any time after publication in the journal. In this case, the authors should indicate that the article is published in Lesnoy Zhurnal (Russian Forestry Journal), as well as the DOI of the article.

Borrowings and Plagiarism

All incoming articles undergo a preliminary examination and checking procedure in the Antiplagiat system (NArFU) – Antiplagiat. Articles with text originality not less than 80–85 % and self-citation not more than 15 % are allowed for reviewing. The text originality of review articles should be at least 70 %. In the event of the discovery of multiple borrowings, the editorial staff acts in accordance with the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). In case of suspected violation of publication ethics, conflict of interest, disputes the editorial staff acts in accordance with the same principles. Re-checking the article for plagiarism is carried out before the article publication.

Privacy Statement

The authors agree to submit their personal data to the publisher (License Agreement). The names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of the authors published in the journal and on the journal’s website are intended solely for the purposes indicated by the journal and will not be used for any other purposes or provided to other people and organizations. When submitting manuscripts prepared in co-authorship, each of the co-authors signs the agreement for the collection, storage and use of personal data.

Peer Reviewing

All received articles that meet the requirements of the journal, are relevant to the remit of the journal and tested for plagiarism are sent for peer reviewing. Peer reviewing is carried out in accordance with the Ethical Code for Reviewers. Primary peer reviewing is carried out by the members of the editorial board and the editor-in-chief. Secondary peer reviewing (double blind) is carried out by an independent expert (2–3 peer reviewers for each manuscript evaluation). The peer reviewing period is about 1 month and depends on the remit of the manuscript and other particular circumstances. Herewith, the editorial staff makes every effort to expedite the peer reviewing. After peer reviewing, 65–70 % of manuscripts are sent for revision according to the comments of the editorial board members and independent peer reviewers, 30 % are rejected on the basis of negative peer reviews with a substantiated refusal, which is sent to the author signed by the editor-in-chief. The editorial board of the journal has the exclusive right for selection and/or rejection of manuscripts sent to the editorial office for publication.

The journal is published 6 times a year; it is about 100 original articles annually.

The editorial staff clearly adheres to the schedule of the journal’s release:

  Issue No. of the Journal  

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

No. 4

No. 5

No. 6

Run Readiness








Electronic submission of articles