Forest Ecology and Management
Forest Ecology and Management (FORECO) have agreed to proceed with a “Special Issue” of the journal that publishes selected papers from the conference.
The Guest Editors for this issue will be Drs Chris Beadle (Managing Editor), Steve Read, Alastair Richardson and Professor Gordon Duff, all from the Conference Organising Committee, and they will manage this process on behalf of FORECO. Submissions will be made through the FORECO online submission system, and a special site is being set up by the journal to handle the Special Issue. How to access this site will be advised on the conference website in the next few weeks.
The closing date for submissions will be Monday 31st March 2008. If you are interested in submitting your conference paper to FORECO, please discuss this with one of the Guest Editors at or after the conference.
The journal has advised that the maximum number of articles published will be 10-20, and we anticipate that more papers will be submitted for consideration than can be published. The journal has pointed out that a primary requirement for selection for the Special Issue must be scientific quality, and that the papers recommended for publication by the Guest Editors should represent a coherent set of original papers which are clearly linked by an overall theme.
To help ensure these outcomes, the journal requires that the papers are subjected to the same peer-reviewing process as normally practised by the journal, i.e. review of each paper by at least two international specialists in the field covered. After refereeing, the Guest Editors then recommend to the Editors-in-Chief of FORECO the 10-20 papers to be published, and FORECO will make the final decision regarding acceptance for publication.
Please note that, if your submitted paper is accepted for the review process, the intention is to complete this procedure no later than 30th November 2008. The Guest Editors will work with authors and external reviewers to ensure that this date is met.
Authors who are presenting papers of more local interest are advised that Tasforests will accept submissions of manuscripts based on these contributions. The closing date for this journal is also 31st March 2008. Please note that if your submitted paper is accepted for the review process, the intention is to complete this procedure no later than 30th November 2008.
The Tasforests editorial board will work with authors and external reviewers to ensure that this date is met. If you are interested in submitting your conference paper to Tasforests, please discuss this with Dr Steve Read, from the Tasforests editorial board, at or after the conference.