Southern Forests – NOW on ScholarOne

Posted 12 December 2019 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
Southern Forests – NOW on ScholarOne

Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science is now accepting manuscript submissions through ScholarOne, a comprehensive workflow-management system for scholarly journals. 

With the world of research constantly moving, ScholarOne Manuscripts make the submission and peer-review process simpler for authors, editors and reviewers, while providing the publisher with a reliable and stable tool. The system allows the full peer-review process of new submissions to happen seamlessly and completely online.

Authors are fully involved via automated email alerts and can also track updates on their submissions in their online.  Should you wish to submit your research to Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science via the ScholarOne platform you can view the journal’s Instructions for Authors  online and visit this link to submit. 

The journal publishes scientific articles in forest science and management of fast-growing, planted or natural forests in the Southern Hemisphere and the tropics. Papers are also encouraged on related disciplines such as environmental aspects of forestry, social forestry, agroforestry, forest engineering and management as well as the goods and services that are derived from forests as a whole. Articles published by the journal are of value to forest scientists, resource managers and society at large.

The journal particularly encourages contributions from South America, Africa and tropical/subtropical Australasia and Asia. The mission of the Southern African Institute of Forestry  is to assist the profession to achieve and maintain excellence in the practice of forest, wood and conservation science and Southern Forests is a tangible expression of this mission. 

 

The editorial experience was excellent: the reviewers were timely and their feedback was generative. The co-editor of the special issue was proactive about communicating information to me. In latter stages, the staff that shepherded the essay through the copy-editing stages was also very helpful and in good contact.
- Author - Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies
The biggest development in the history of Quaestiones Mathematicae was the association with NISC and to have the journal running in a very stable way without severe financial concerns.
- Barry Green, QM Editor
The paper was wonderfully laid out and rapidly published
- Author- Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
Perhaps the most important change, in terms of bringing the Journal to a wider audience, has been its publishing in collaboration with the NISC (Pty) Ltd.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
Since 1995, NISC has systematically built up competence and the necessary capacity in all aspects of publishing high-level research journals, with the professionalism needed to flourish in the increasingly competitive world of international research publications. No other publisher in South Africa commands the necessary technical skills, experience, competence, enthusiasm and resources to the same degree as NISC, in my view.
- Graham Baker, Editor of the South African Journal of Science (1973-2008)