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About the journal


Basic information


Revista Árvore is a technical-scientifical journal of the Sociedade de Investigações Florestais (SIF). The journal continuously publishes original papers of scientific value in the field of forestry and similar areas.

Its abbreviated title is Rev. Árvore, and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



Information services


The articles published in Rev. Árvore are indexed by:

  • ISI Master Journal List - Thomson Scientific
  • ISI Web of Knowledge - Thomson Scientific
  • AGRICOLA: National Agricultural Library
  • AGROBASE: Base de Dados da Agricultura Brasileira
  • AGRIS: International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology
  • CAB International: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux
  • CIRS: International Center for Scientific Research- Forest Science Database
  • BDP@/EMBRAPA: Bases de Dados da Pesquisa Agropecuária
  • SciELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online
  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Acess Journals
  • LATINDEX: Sist. Reg. de Inf. en Línea para Rev. Cient. de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal
  • RedALyC: Red de Revistas Científicas de América y el Caribe, España y Portugal
  • SCIRUS: For Scientific Information Only
  • SCOPUS: Elsevier




The contents of the Journal are licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY) International attribution 4.0. Therefore, the authors are the copyright holders of the works published in Revista Árvore. This license allows published articles to be reproduced and distributed without restriction, in any publishing means, as long as the author and original source are correctly cited.

Although every effort is made by SIF, editors and editorial committee to ensure that no erroneous or misleading data, opinion or statement appears in the journal, it is made clear that the author(s) is (are) solely and exclusively responsible the content of their respective articles published here. Consequently, SIF, Revista Árvore, the editorial committee, the editors and their respective employees, directors and agents fully disclaim any responsibility for the consequences of any such erroneous or misleading data, opinions or statements.





The publication of this journal is financially supported by:










Editorial Board




Editors in Chief:

  • Márcio Lopes da Silva - Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG - Brasil

Assistent editors:

  • Angeline Martini- Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG;
  • Benedito Rocha Vital - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Carlos Moreira Miquelino Eleto Torres - Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG;
  • Iara  Fontes Demuner, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG
  • Silvio Nolasco de Oliveira Neto, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG


  • Francisco Gabriel Lopes Rosado e Karine Fernandes Caiafa - Sociedade de Investigações Florestais, Viçosa, MG – Brasil.


Editorial comission

  • Angélica de Cássia Oliveira Carneiro - UFV, Viçosa, MG (Presidente)
  • Aderbal Gomes da Silva - UFSJ-Sete Lagoas, MG - Brasil;
  • Agostinho Lopes de Souza - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Ailton Teixeira do Vale - UnB, Brasília, DF
  • Alain Cloutier - Université Laval, Canadá
  • Ana Lícia Patriota Feliciano - UFRPE, Recife, PE
  • Auro Campi de Almeida - CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Hobart, Tasmania, Austrália
  • Carlos Antonio Álvares Soares Ribeiro - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Carlos Pedro Boechat Soares - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Cibele Chalita Martins - UNESP, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Cláudia Pozzi Jantalia - EMBRAPA Agrobiologia, Seropedica, RJ
  • Cláudio Mudado Silva, UFV, Viçosa, MG - Brasil;
  • David Ian Forrester – Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland;
  • Eduardo Euclydes de Lima e Borges - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Elias Silva , UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Francisco dos Santos Rebelo - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Hélio Garcia Leite - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • James Aronson - Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive,Montpellier, France
  • Jose Antonio Aleixo da Silva - UFRPE, Recife, PE
  • João Augusto Alves Meira Neto - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • João Azevedo, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • João Luiz Lani - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • José Cola Zanuncio - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • José Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves, INPA, Manaus, AM
  • José Otávio Brito - ESALQ, USP, Piracicaba, SP
  • Kelly Tonello - UFSCAR, Sorocaba, SP
  • Kenneth MacNabb - Auburn University, Estados Unidos da América
  • Kevin C. Lyons - Faculty of Forestry, Vancouver, Canada
  • Laércio Antônio Gonçalves Jacovine - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Luis Carlos Marangon - UFRPE, Recife, PE
  • Marcos Deon Vilela de Resende - EMBRAPA/CNPF, Colombo, PR
  • Margarida Tomé - Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Mauro Valdir Schumacher - UFSM, Santa Maria, RS
  • Nairam Félix de Barros - UFV, Viçosa, MG
  • Natália Macedo Ivanauskas - Instituto Florestal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP
  • Niro Higushi - INPA, Manaus, AM
  • Olman Murillo - Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal, IT, Costa Rica
  • Paulo Renato Schneider - UFSM, Santa Maria, RS
  • Rafael Paiva Salomão - MCT/MPEG, Belém, PA
  • Ricardo Berger - UFPR, Curitiba, PR
  • Robert B. Harrison - University of Washington, Estados Unidos da América
  • Sebastião Carlos da Silva Rosado - UFLA, Lavras, MG
  • Sebastião Venâncio Martins - UFV, MG
  • Waldenei Travassos de Queiroz - UFRAM, Belém, PA
  • Yozo Yamada - Ehime University, Japão / Manejo



Instructions to authors


1. Introduction


1.1 Objectives and scope

Revista Árvore is a scientific communication vehicle from Sociedade de Investigações Florestais – SIF. This open access journal is peer reviewed and bimonthly publishes scientific value papers from the field of Forest Science. The thematic areas for publication are Forest Environment and Nature Conservation, Forest Management, Silviculture and Wood Technology and Forest Products Utilization.

The journal editorial policy aims to keep high ethical conduct regarding publications and its staff, strictness on scientific papers’ quality, qualified reviewers, respectfulness toward authors and impartial decision-making. Revista Árvore publishes only English papers.

Review Articles can be published if there is a relevant discussion, which summarizes the state of the art about the subject. Only literature review is not accepted.

1.2 Thematic areas and subjects published by Revista Árvore


Environment and Nature Conservation

Forest Management


Wood Technology and Forest Products Utilization

Carbon Cycle


Agroforestry Systems

Adhesives and gluing

Climate Change

Artificial Intelligence

Allometry of Trees and Forests



Environmental Economics


Cellulose and Paper

Ecosystems Management

Forest and Industrial Ergonomics

Forest Biotechnology

Plates and Panels

Environmental Education

Forest and Industrial Safety

Forest Entomology

Energy of Forest Biomass

Environmental Impacts

Forest Biometrics

Forest Micro-propagation

Forest Residuals

Environmental Management

Forest Administration and Economics

Forest Nursery

Recovery of Forest Residuals

Environmental Planning

Forest Inventory

Forest Nutrition and Nutrients Cycling

Non-timber products

Forest Health

Forest Logistics

Forest Pathology

Wood and Product Quality

Forest Ecology

Forest Mechanization

Forest Physiology

Sawing, milling and machining

Forest Fires

Forest Mensuration

Forest Protection

Wood Anatomy

Forest hydrology

Forest Modeling

Forest Soils

Wood and Product Properties

Forest Industry Residues

Forest Operations and Engineering

Genetics and Forest Improvement

Wood Charcoal

Forest Parks

Forest Planning

Medicinal Trees

Wood Chemistry

Forest, Human Health and Wellbeing

Forest Roads

Seeds and Seedlings Productions

Wood Constructions

Industrial Waste Treatment

Forest Transportation

Silvicultural Systems

Wood Drying

Landscape Management and Planning


Tropical Forests

Wood Furniture


Native Forest Management

Vegetative Propagation

Wood Processing

Restoration of Degraded sites

Quality Control

Clonal Forestry

Wood Protection

Urban Forests

Remote Sensing

Forest Ecology

Wood Solid Products

Forest Restoration

Structure and Dynamics of Forests

Forest Establishment

Wood Structure

Watershed Management

Forest Harvest



1.3 Criteria for articles acceptance

The acceptance criteria include:

  1. The manuscript must be original, filling a research gap or contributing to the development of Forest Science, through a new method or concept.
  2. The manuscript should follow the journal guidelines (author instructions).
  3. The article will not be accepted when already sent or published in another journal, as stated by the authors.
  4. We encourage authors to send the manuscript for language and grammatical corrections before submitting it to Revista Árvore. The manuscript may be rejected without peer review, if the text is not appropriate.
  5. The quality of the scientific writing is essential.
  6. Manuscripts originated from local research should have content of international interest.
  7. It is necessary a detailed description of methodology and techniques.
  8. Conclusions must be in accordance to the objectives and be supported by the results.
  9. Manuscripts exclusively based on diagnostics, reports, descriptions, inventories and characteristics will not be accepted.
  10. All manuscripts submitted must comply with editorial ethics.
  11. Authors are encouraged to make their main data available in data repositories.
  12. Plagiarism is not admitted.
  13. Authors must complete an application form in the manuscript submission procedure.
  14. Authors must include their identification ORCID in the submission procedure.
  15. The Editorial Board or Reviewer reserves the right to reject the manuscript that does not meet one or more of the journal’s criteria.

1.4 Publication charge

     Revista Árvore informs that the papers publication charge is R$ 800.00 for payments in Brazil and US$ 320.00 for international payments.

The charge will be applied to papers accepted for publication and will be valid for papers submitted to the journal from March 23, 2022.

There will be no charge during the manuscript submission process and peer review.     

1.5 Declaration of presentation

In the submission, author(s) must present a declaration with the following content:

  • The article has not been, previously, published (except as an abstract, expanded abstract, maximum of three pages, in annals of congress). In this case, the author must include a note (for instance, this document was published as abstract in...).
  • The manuscript has not been submitted to another journal.
  • All authors have approved the publication.
  • All authors effectively have contributed to produce the manuscript.
  • There is not conflict of interest regarding financial gain to carry out the work.
  • The manuscript was approved by the Ethics Committee or by an equivalent institution (in case of research with humans and animals, in which case a document should be attached).

1.6 Language (usage and editing services)

The manuscript can be submitted in Portuguese or in English. However, all accepted articles will be published in English only. In this case, the authors will perform the translation into English at his own and have to send a declaration that a certified company or professional has performed the translation.

1.7 Open access

Articles are available for free to the general public.

1.8 Copyright and license

To publish an article, including abstract, art, photograph and figure, the author must submit a declaration agreeing with the concession of copyrights or publication rights to Sociedade de Investigações Florestais (SIF).

1.9 Responsibility

The scientific content as well opinions expressed in the published article are entirely responsibility of the authors and reflect their opinion, which do not represent, necessarily, the point of view of the Sociedade de Investigações Florestais (SIF) or the Editorial Committee.

1.10 Authors, identification of their institutions and acknowledgments

The file attached in the submission system should not contain author(s) names, their institutions or acknowledgments, in order to avoid their identification by reviewers. There is an appropriate place in the submission system for this information.

1.11 Ethics

Author(s) must attach a document approved by an Ethic Committee or an equivalent institution when research involves humans or animals.



2. Manuscript preparation and submission


2.1. Submission letter

Authors should explain the relevance or contribution of the manuscript to Forest Science.

2.2. Online submission

In the first submission, authors should register in the SciELO platform, attempting to fill the author's field. If the online submission is not possible, contact the Office by e-mail or call +55 (31) 3612-3959 for clarification.

2.3. Manuscript formatting

The manuscript should be prepared according to the specifications in Table 1.

Table 1 – Rules for article formatting


Article formatting

Microsoft Word DOC, DOCX

File size

Up to 10 MB

Spacing between lines


Paragraph indentation

1.25 cm

Page size

A4 (210 X 297 mm)


2.5 cm


Times New Roman, 12

Line numbering

All lines numbered

Maximum number of words, including tables and figures

6000 words

Number of keywords


Abstract size

280 words

Article title

The title should be in capital letters, bold font, except in cases that have appropriate rules, such as botanical names.

Main topics of the manuscript

The main topics should be in capital letters, bold font and sequentially numbered and shoul include 1. INTRODUCTION,  2. MATERIAL AND METHODS; 3. RESULTS; 4. DISCUSSION; 5. CONCLUSIONS. 6. ACKOWLEDGMENTS, AND 7. REFERENCES


First letter in uppercase followed by others lowercase, except those that have appropriate grammar rules. Subheadings should be sequentially numbered (eg, 2.1 Study area).

2.4. Tables

  • Table Titles should be auto explanatory and placed before the table;
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals (eg. Table 1 - ). Notice the required spaces and dash line;
  • Tables should be cited in the text within parentheses, for example (Table 1) or (Tables 1 and 2);
  • The source of the data presented in each Table (Source:) should be inserted at the bottom of the tables;
  • Table(s) should be placed at the end of the manuscript and its insertion in the text should be indicated as: insert here Table 1.

2.5. Figures (graph, map, image, photography and drawing)

  • Figures should be clear and their titles written at the bottom.
  • Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic (eg. Figure 1 - ). Notice the required spaces and dash line.
  • Figures should be cited in the text within parentheses (eg. (Figure 1) or (Figures 1 and 2)).
  • The source of the data presented in each Figure (Source:) should be inserted at the bottom of the figure.
  • Figure(s) should be placed at the end of the manuscript and its insertion in the text should be indicated as: insert here Figure 1.
  • Figures containing subgroups, name the subgroups with capital letters (without parentheses and no point after letters) in the upper left corner of each subgroup.
  • Grouped figures are cited in the text within parentheses as it follows (eg. Figure 1A, Figure 1B, etc.).
  • Figures should be preferably be colored for online publication.

2.6. Mathematical instructions

The main mathematical instructions are:

  • Preferably, use a software with built-in support for writing and editing equations. 
  • Equations cited in the text should be numbered in sequence and within parentheses (Equation 1, Equation 2, etc.). The equation numbering (Eq. 1, Eq. 2, etc.), should be aligned at the right of the text. 
  • The symbols and units should be identified after the equation.
  • The bar (slash) "/" should be used for simple fractions instead horizontal line, eg.: 1/5; 3/8).

2.7. Botanical nomenclature

Genus and scientific name of species must be in italic and follow the rules of the International Code of Nomenclature: algae, fungi and plants – Melbourne Code

Scientific names of the species should be submitted with the author(s) name (instance.g., Pinus sylvestris L.) only when first mentioned in the title, abstract or text.

2.8. System of units

Units of measurement should be in accordance with the International System of Units (IS).

2.9. References style, reference list and citations in the text

The main guidelines are:

  • Revista Árvore utilizes the Vancouver standard.
  • References should be mainly recent and from scientific articles published in indexed journals.
  • Footnotes are not accepted.
  • Text citations:

One author: Siiskonen (2013) or (Siiskonen, 2013)
Two authors: Rottensteiner and Stampfer (2013) or (Rottensteiner and Stampfer, 2013)
Three or more authors: Cohen et al. (2016) or (Cohen et al., 2016)

  • Text citation regarding authors with same last name and date (for instance, Souza L, 2001; Souza E, 2001) should use the letter of the alphabet to differentiate the citations (Souza, 2001a e Souza, 2001b).

Examples of Revista Árvore reference styles for articles, books and other publications:


Articles in journals


Reference examples

One author

Siiskonen H. From economic to environmental sustainability: The forest management debate in 20th. century Finland and Sweden. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2013;15(5):1323-36. doi:10.1007/s10668-013-9442-4

Two authors

Rottensteiner C, Stampfer K. Evaluation of operator vibration exposure to chainsaws equipped with a kesper safety bar. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 2013;28(2):193-200. doi:10.1080/02827581.2012.706636

Three to six authors

Korhonen L, Ali-Sisto D, Tokola T. Tropical forest canopy cover estimation using satellite imagery and airborne lidar reference data. Silva Fennica. 2015;49(5):1-18. doi:10.14214/sf.1405

Perez SCJGA, Fanti SC, Casali CA. Dormancy break and light quality effects on seed germination of Peltophorum dubium Taub. Revista Árvore. 1999;23(2):131-7.

More than six authors

Cohen WB, Yang Z, Stehman SV, Schroeder TA, Bell DM, Masek JG, et al. Forest disturbance across the conterminous united states from 1985–2012: The emerging dominance of forest decline. Forest Ecology and Management. 2016;360(15):242-52. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.10.042


Articles from internet sources


Reference examples

One autor

Whiteman G. Sustainability for the planet: A marketing perspective. Ecology and Society [Internet]. 1999;3(1) [cited 2016 May 18]. Available

Three to six authors

Ließ M, Hitziger M, Huwe B. The sloping mire soil-landscape of Southern Ecuador: Influence of predictor resolution and model tuning on random forest predictions. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. 2014;2014:10. doi:10.1155/2014/603132





Reference examples

One author

Couto HA. Ergonomia aplicada ao trabalho: O manual técnico da máquina humana. Belo Horizonte: Ergo; 1996. v.2

Two authors

Landsberg JJ, Sands P. Physiological ecology of forest production: principles, processes and models. New York: Academic Press/ Elsevier, 2010. ISBN 9780123744609.

Three to six authors

Bettinger P, Boston K, Siry JP, Grebner DL. Forest management and planning. New York: Academic Press; 2009. ISBN 0080921582.


Books edition


Reference examples

One editor

Kanawaty G, editor. Introduction to work study. 4ª. ed. Geneva: Internatinal Labour Office; 1992. ISBN 9221071081.

Two editors

Kant S, Alavalapati JRR, editors. Handbook of forest resource economics. New York: Routledge; 2014. ISBN ISBN 9780415623247.

Three to six editors

Sanchez-Azofeifa A, Powers JS, Fernandes GW, Quesada M, editors. Tropical dry forests in the americas: Ecology, conservation, and management. New York: CRC Press, 2014. ISBN 9781466512009.

More than six editors

Arezes PM, Baptista JS, Barroso MP, Carneiro P, Cordeiro P, Costa N, et al., editors. Occupational safety and hygiene III. Balkema: CRC Press; 2015. ISBN 9781138027657.


Chapter or book section


Reference examples

One author

Ribeiro CAAS. Floresta de precisão. In: CC Machado, editor. Colheita florestal. 3ª. ed. Viçosa, MG: Editora UFV; 2014.

Two authors

Schlaepfer R, Elliott E. Ecological and landscape considerations in forest management: The end of forestry. In: von Gadow K, Pukkala T, Tomé M, editors. Sustainable forest management. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publisher; 2000. p.1-67. ISBN 9781402002786.

Three to six authors

Alho JM, Korhonen P, Leskinen P. Measurement of preferences in multiple criteria evaluation. In: Pukkala T, Pukkala G, editors. Multi-objective forest planning. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publisher; 2002. p. 21-36. ISBN 9789048162079.


Electronic books (E-Books)


Reference examples

One author

Sessions J. Harvesting operations in the tropics [Internet]. New York: Springer; 2007. [cited 2016 July 06]. Available from: ISBN 978354046391-7

Two authors

Buongiorno J, Gilless J. Decision methods for forest resource management [Internet]. New York: Academic Press; 2003. [cited 2016 July 06]. Available from: ISBN 9780080491042

rganizations and go

Three to six authors

Bettinger P, Boston K, Siry JP, Grebner DL. Forest management and planning [Internet]. New York: Academic Press; 2009 [cited 2016 May 20]. Available from: ISBN 9780080921587


Electronic Book (E-books) chapter or section


Reference examples

One author

Vanclay JK. Modelling continuous cover forests. In: Continuous cover forestry [Internet]. New York: Springer; 2012. [cited 2016 July 07]. Available from:
ISBN 9789400722026

Two authors

Pekkarinen A, Tuominen S. Stratification of a forest area for multisource forest inventory by means of aerial photographs and image segmentation. In: Advances in forest inventory for sustainable forest management and biodiversity monitoring [Internet]. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 2003 [cited 2016 July 07]. Available from:
ISBN 9789401706490

Three to six authors

Alho JM, Korhonen P, Leskinen P. Measurement of preferences in multiple criteria evaluation. In: Pukkala I. Multi-objective forest planning [Internet]. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publisher; 2002b [cited 2016 May 20]. Available from: ISBN 9789048162079

More than six authors

von Gadow K, Zhang CY, Wehenkel C, Pommerening A, Corral-Rivas J, Korol M, et al. Forest structure and diversity. In: Continuous cover forestry [Internet]. New York: Springer; 2012. [cited 2016 July 07]. Available from:
ISBN 9789400722026


Organizations and government publications


Reference examples


Indústria Brasileira de Árvores - IBÁ. Estatística da indústria brasileira de árvores. 2016 [cited 2016 may 20]. Edition 24. Available from:


The Forest Research Institute of Sweden - SKOGFORSK. Ergonomic guidelines for forest machines. Uppsala, Sweden: Swedish National Institute for Working Life; 1999. 86p.


Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Renováveis - IBAMA. Unidades de Conservação. 2005. [acessado: 20 abr.2012]. Disponível:


Stardards or norms


Reference examples


International Organization for Standardization – ISO. ISO 2631-1: mechanical vibration and shock: evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration: Part. 1: general requirements. 2ª. ed. Geneva: International Organization for Standardization; 1997.


Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas - ABNT. NBR 15630: Argamassa para assentamento e revestimento de paredes e tetos - Determinação do módulo de elasticidade dinâmico através da propagação de onda ultrassônica. Rio de Janeiro: 2008.




Reference examples


Brasil. Lei n° 12.651 of 2012. 2012 [cited 2016 may 20]. Available from:


Brasil. Portaria n.º 1.297, de 13 de ago. de 2014 do Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego. Atividades e operações insalubres, Anexo nº 8 – Vibração. Diário Oficial [da República Federativa do Brasil] Brasília, 13 de ago. de 2014


Brasil. Decreto n. 89.271, de 4 de jan. de 1984. Dispõe sobre documentos e procedimentos para despacho de aeronave em serviço internacional. Lex: Coletânea de Legislação e Jurisprudência. 1984 jan/mar 4;48:3-4. Legislação Federal e marginália


Brasil. Lei n. 8.142, de 28 de dez. de 1990. Dispõe sobre a participação da comunidade na gestão do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) e sobre as transferências intergovernamentais de recursos financeiros na área da saúde. Portal da Legislação: Leis Ordinárias. 2013. Disponível em:


Public Law. Prentive Hevealth Amendments of 1993, Pub. L. Nº 103-183, 107 Stat. 2226 (Dec.14, 1993)

Editora Saraiva

Brasil. Código civil: lei n. 3071, de 1-01-1916, atualizada e acompanhada de legislação complementar. Oliveira J, organizador São Paulo: Saraiva; 1987. 912p.


Computer programs


Reference examples


ESRI. ArcGIS desktop. Version 10.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute; 2011.


Conrad O, Bechtel B, Bock M, Dietrich H, Fischer E, Gerlitz L et al. System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses (SAGA) 2015. v.2.1.4; Geoscientific Model Development. 1991-2007:8. doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1991-2015.




Reference examples


Nogueira MM. Branqueamento de celulose kraft através de oxigênio. BR. n. MT023467. 1978 maio 31. 


Casa Erlan Ltda, Silva MA. Embalagens especiais. BR n. DT456345. 1990 out. 12.



3. Structure and manuscript organization


Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (optional), and References. 

3.1 Title

It should be short, concise and informative (maximum of 20 words). Avoid acronyms and methods unless they are part of the research originality. 

3.2 Authors and affiliations

Authors’ names should not be part of the presented manuscript. In the submission process, there is an appropriated place to insert the names of the authors. Use full name, affiliations, e-mail and the ORCID.

3.3 Abstract

The abstract should be structured as follows: 

  • Context: The abstract should begin with a Context, presenting the arguments that supported the research. 
  • Originality/contribution/gap/innovation: authors should indicate the innovation, contribution or which gap the manuscript fills in the Forest Science.
  • Objective: it should clearly state what the author intended to accomplish.
  • Methodology: this topic should include a brief description of the material and methods of the study.
  • Results: it should have a systematic description of the results, highlighting the main data for the readers. 
  • Conclusion: conclusions should be linked to objective, providing answers, explanations, major findings of the study based on results and discussion. Conclusions can also summarize potential implications.

References and abbreviations are not accepted in this topic.

3.4 Keywords

After abstract, indicate three keywords, separated by semicolon. Do not use words in plural, “or”, “and”, abbreviations and acronyms.  Words from title are not accepted. Only the first letter of each keyword must be capitalized.

3.5 Introduction

Introduction should clearly indicate the importance of the problem and point out the knowledge gaps based on own knowledge and references. The originality of the research and its application should be concisely presented. The description of the introduction should justify each objective of the research.

The reader should imagine what are the objectives of the research when reading the introduction. The study’s motivation is particularly important to encourage readers to continue or to help editors and reviewers define whether the article should or not be published. This regards mainly to studies that, at first, should be considered as repetitions of other studies. The introduction should contain references related to the subject that support the originality or application of the study. Arguments such as “lack of studies”, “scarce references” and citation of books should be avoided in this section. The research objectives should be included at the end of the introduction.

3.6 Material and methods

This section must support the necessary information in order to replicate the experimental work. For fieldwork, the study area should be described in detail, with geographic coordinates and maps, if needed. The models of any statistical analysis must be clearly explained. The main recommendations are:

  • Material and methods should be described in the same order of the objectives.
  • Cite The published methods should be cited and only relevant changes should be described.
  • Characterize, objectively, humans, plants, animals, organisms, machines, physical variables, instruments of measurement, etc.

3.7 Results

Results must be clear and concise, outlining major findings. The results to be included are only those required to support the discussion and the conclusions. In this section, discussion should not be presented. Results should be described in the same order of the Material and Methods section. Detailed results can be presented as tables or figures and should not be repeated in the text.

3.8 Discussion

In this section, the author should discuss the meaning of the research results and not repeat them. The discussion must be confronted with relevant literature and be described in the same order of the presentation of the results.
The discussion generally should contain the main findings, indicating their meanings and implications for science and innovative practices. The relations with the current knowledge as well limitations or constraints must also be mentioned. Tables and Figures citations are not accepted in the discussion of the manuscript.

3.9 Conclusions

Conclusions should be concise, highlighting the main findings of the study according to the objectives Conclusion is considered one of the most important part of the manuscript. The main recommendations for making the conclusions are:

  • Explain the possible implications and consequences of the study.
  • Avoid abbreviations, acronyms and references.
  • Show the original contribution or the innovation of the research.
  • Answer the objectives of the study.

3.10 Acknowledgements (opitional)

Acknowledgements must be concise and be limited to funding agencies or to other means of supporting research and, . should be included only in the submission procedure.

3.11 References

Reference list should be included according to the style adopted by Revista Árvore, as already described.

There is no fee for submitting and evaluating articles.



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