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Volume 171,
Issue 6
December 2020

Editor-in-Chief

Mrs. Barbara Allgaier Leuch

ISSN: 0036-7818

eISSN: 2235-1469

About this Journal

The Swiss Forestry Journal (SZF) publishes scientific articles on the development, use and protection of forests. It also prints articles that explore the connections between forests and landscape, natural hazards or society. Readership, authors and themes focus on Central Europe... Read More About the Journal

Features & Information

Aims and Scope

The Swiss Forestry Journal (SZF) publishes scientific articles on the development, use and protection of forests. It also prints articles that explore the connections between forests and landscape, natural hazards or society. Readership, authors and themes focus on Central Europe.

SZF is aimed at those with a bachelor's or master's degree who are professionally concerned with the forest or the landscape. It sees its role as sharing knowledge and as acting as a link between scientists and practitioners. That's why it positions itself between English-language international journals for scientists and magazines for forestry practitioners. Read More

Guidelines for Authors

Submission of Papers

New and revised articles should be sub-mitted electronically by email (PDF, 1 file only). On receipt of the paper, a confir-mation email will be sent to you. Papers should be typed double spaced with con-tinually numbered lines for all parts.

Accepted Papers: will be sent electronically by email or via a server, as follows:
• File with text including tables, figures and legends (docx format).
• Figures, each in a separate file.


Click here to read the full Guidelines for Authors.

Policies and Ethics

The Swiss Forestry journal is committed to contributing to the development of coherent knowledge and its transfer from science to practice. Our aim is to maintain the highest level of integrity in the content published and agree on the following ethical standards:

  • Authorship: Only persons who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported study should be included as author of a paper.
  • Originality and plagiarism: By accepting our author guidelines, the authors ensure that they have written an original article, and that data or words of others have been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple publications: In general, authors should not submit manuscripts with essentially the same research as in a publication of other journals. However, they have the possibility to submit manuscripts that have already been published in an ISI journal, if the focus on the central European context and practical applications is strengthened.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: By accepting our author guidelines, authors commit to disclosure of all relationships that could present a potential conflict of interest.
  • Fundamental errors in published work: If significant errors or inaccuracies are detected in the published work, authors are required to inform the editor and cooperate to retract or correct the publication.
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