ANNOUNCEMENT

Collection of the articles is compiled on materials of scientific research and works of project-designers for scientific and technical research collection „Forestry, Forest, Paper and Woodworking Industry” by sections: Forestry; Woodworking Industry; Forest Industry; Economy; Ecology

PAPER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Articles submitted for publication should focus on issues of scientific and practical relevance to the wood sector.The editorial office will accept original previously unpublished texts only. Authors shall be fully liable for the content of their contributions. The editorial office reserves the right to edit the text and modify terminology.Reviewers will issue opinions on the submissions. Once the article has been accepted, copyrights shall be transferred from author to publisher.Two hard copies of articles should be submitted in English, printed on one side of the page only, double spaced, on A4 paper (font – Times New Roman, size – 14 points, lines – through 1.5 intervals, the fields are 2 sm on a perimeter) without the appropriation of no styles.An electronic submission is also required in an MS Word 6.0 format file (a floppy disk or e-mail). It is recommended that the total size of the text should be under 6-15 type-written pages (30 lines per page, 60 characters per line). Articles, reports and announcements should be preceded by a short abstract annotation of several sentences in length containing general information on the subject matter, study findings and keywords. In addition, the article should come with an extended summary indicating study aims, methods, results and conclusions and including references to figures and tables.In their electronic versions, the text and graphical parts (photographs, drawings, tables, charts and graphs) should be submitted in separate files formatted in Windows-compatible application software.Authors are also requested to state their correspondence address and the name of their affiliated institution.Articles should be submitted or sent to the responsible secretary of the scientific and technical research collection of assoc. prof. S.V. Gayda (11, Zaliznyaka St., Room 22). Tel. (032) 238-45-04; 067-79-12-522; e-mail: gaida@e-mail.ua

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

Forestry, Forest, Paper and Woodworking Industry Journal is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic journal of high quality, we are guided by the following principles: 

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

1.     Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
2.     Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
3.     Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
4.     Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
5.     Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
6.     Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors who have reviewed drafts of the work or provided proofreading assistance, and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be named in an “Acknowledgments” section at the end of the article, immediately preceding the Reference List. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
7.     Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Responsibilities of Editors
The editor of the Forestry, Forest, Paper and Woodworking Industry Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
1.     Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to private opinion on authors.
2.     Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
3.     Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
1.     Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
2.     Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
3.     Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
4.     Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
5.     Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
6.     Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. Materials and texts of articles submitted to the site for review. The copyright of material presented on the http://forest-woodworking.nltu.lviv.ua website belongs to the authors and editorial board of journal, unless otherwise specified. Material from these pages may be used or linked to other sites, on the condition that a reference is given to this site or number of journal issue directly. Anyone wishing to use any such material presented on this website with commercial purpose should contact the website editors to make a specific agreement.Hope for your understanding in the matter. We would be grateful for strict adherence of the requirements mentioned above!
Chief Editor
Prof., Dr.-Ing. Volodymyr Maksymiv