ISSN 1415-0980 printed version
Scope and Policy
Floresta e Ambiente is a scientific journal, free of charges, started in 1994 and published by the Forest Institute of Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, printed in format (ISSN 1415-0980) and digital (ISSN 2179-8087).It has as the main objective disseminate originals articles, review articles or bibliographic updates and short communication, related to Forestry Science. Will be considered accepted for submission and publication related articles the following thematic areas of Forest Science: Forestry, Forest Management, Wood Science and Technology, Forest Products, Forest Biomass and Energy and Conservation of Nature. It will be deemed accepted for publication themes that fall at the forefront of pure and applicable science. Research papers are works whose results arose from factual information of the data obtained experimentally or collected in the literature or others reliable sources. Review articles are deemed articles of special content whose relevance fits the need of the complete literature base of certain topic. Scientific communication articles are articles that describe an innovative character event and of great importance in the forestry science field.
Floresta e Ambiente maintains high ethical standards regarding publications, collaborators and strict quality criteria for published articles. The journal chooses ethical referees that are qualified and able to perform impartial review, always seeking constructive and professional criticism.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS
Review article: Review article will only be accepted by invitation of the Editorial Board. They are considered articles of special content whose relevance is within the necessity of the complete literary basis of a given theme. They shall be submitted as follows:text with 30 pages maximum, considering the Double space between lines, may contain tables and figures (Graphs and photos).
Short Communication: Articles that describe innovative and very important events in the area of the Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Must be written clearly focusing direct results and/or originals proposals. It is expected that the scientific communication contain important contributions to the scientific community. The communications don't follow the classic divisions of a traditional papers, should flow in a single text, putting in references and technical detailed notes and other relevant comments. May be included graphs and tables. All the comunication must not overcome the limit of 6 pages considering the spaces between lines.
PUBLICATION OF ARTICLES
All articles accepted for publication in the Forest and Environment Journal will be published in English only. Thus, the article submitted in Portuguese or Spanish, if accepted, must be translated into English before publication.
By accepting an article, FLORAM will indicate to the author some companies and professionals for the translation service. But the author is free to hire the service of other companies or professionals specialized in the translation of articles of the area.
All articles accepted from 2018 will only be sent for publication after all the authors involved have associated their respective Orcids IDs to their accounts in the ScholarOne system. The association of the Orcid ID can be made by the user in the ScholarOne system. After entering the system, the user should click on his name, at the top of the screen, and then on "E-mail / Name". On the screen that opens, you can choose to create a new Orcid ID or associate an existing Orcid ID with your ScholarOne account.
The maximum number of authors per paper is 05 (five). Exceeded this limit the authors, will have to send a letter to the editor-in-chief, at the time of submission, stating what is the scientific contribution of each of them. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of submission.
All the papers send to FLORAM, after analyzing the merits by the Chief Editor and / or Associate Editors, will be subjected to peer review. The reviewer will answer a questionnaire with specific questions about the article. At the end they will make general comments about the work and report if it should be published, correct following the recommendations or definitely rejected. For evaluation of the articles the magazine adopts the system of advisory services know as double-blind, i.e., the peer doesn't know the authors of the work that its being analyzed and the authors do not know who did the review of his work.CONFLICT OF INTERESTS AND COPYRIGHT
In case there is any conflict of interests, the authors shall indicate which one(s), during the article submission process. Simultaneously, the authors shall transfer the copyright of the work to Brazilian Journal of Forestry and Environment.
STATEMENT OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS:
- Formatting: The text (including the abstract) must be edited in Microsoft Word on A4 size paper (21 x 29.7 cm), with all margins of 2.5 cm, font Times New Roman 12 and double-spacing. Figures, tables and illustrations must be inserted in the text. In "REFERENCES " (see item References) the text must contain simple spacing.
Title: Objective and succinct, avoiding expressions like ";Studies about, the contribution; About one; Survey of, Investigation of, etc..". It must be centered and contain ; a maximum of 12 words. .
NOTE: Do not put authors' names, affiliation, e-mail, thanks and funding source. This information will be collected during the article submission through the submission system. The Word file name should not contain the authors' names.
First page of the articles submitted in ENGLISH:
Title: The Title must be in English only.
NOTE: When the article is submitted in the English language there is no need to include the title, abstract and keywords in Portuguese. All text should be only in English.
FIGURAS, TABELAS, EQUAÇÕES E UNIDADES DE MEDIDAS
Figures: Must be presented with resolution above 300dpi and have justified alignment. The title should be self-explained, numbered in arabic numeral, aligned on the left margin and positioned just below the picture. This includes graphics, photos (clear and with contrast), drawing, etc. All the pictures should be quoted in the text. Articles submitted in Portuguese / Spanish must present the titles of the Figures in Portuguese / Spanish and also in English, as shown below.
Figure 1. Localization of Serra da Concórdia.
Table 1. Classes of land use of Serra da Concórdia
Equations: : should be numbered and cited in the text.
Units of measurement: Should be presented as the International System of Units (SI).
- One author: Gottlieb (1996) or (Gottlieb, 1996)
The references must be presented in alphabetical order. Each reference must be presented in one paragraph, without indentation and with single spacing (1.0). The paragraphs of the references must be separated from each other by an additional paragraph (an empty line).
The examples are described below:
Books and pamphlets
Santana R. Effect of the fost growth on the wood. Floresta e Ambiente. In press.
Submission of articles
Linking: Submission of an article implies that it has not been published previously; is not being evaluated for publication in any other journal; its publication has been approved by all authors and institution where the study was conducted. The publisher will not be legally responsible for the content of it.
Permissions: Paper with figures, tables or texts that have already been published, will have to mandatorily quote the source and the year of the same. All material without this quote will be assumed to belong to the authors.
After the login, authors should access the "Author's Panel" and follow the submission instructions provided by the system. The manuscript must be sent in one single file, with title, text and figures/tables. In order to assure anonymity in the review / evaluation process, the following information should not be included in the submitted files: authors, affiliation, funding sources and acknowledgements. This information is collected through the admission system. It is the responsibility of the Editorial Secretariat to immediately reject the article that does not fall within the current norms.
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English will be accepted for submission. After the acceptance, articles submitted in Portuguese or Spanish should be translated into English for publication (see details in Item PUBLICATION).
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