ISSN 2310-3469
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Scope and policy

The Cuban Journal of Forest Sciences (CFORES) is a proposal of the Center for Forestry Studies (CEF), attached to the Faculty of Forestry and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Pinar del Río "Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca". In addition, it is an important way to disseminate the experience of different countries and international institutions that are related to the University and the Center for Forestry Studies of the Faculty of Forestry and Agricultural Sciences.

The Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences is aimed at researchers from various branches of the natural sciences, teachers of the career of Forest Sciences and postgraduate students both in Cuba and abroad. As well as people and institutions that are interested in the subject in general and the problems of forestry development in Cuba.

The publication language of this journal is Spanish and it will also have a title and summary in English in each article; Your articles are edited in HTML and PDF formats that are easy to access and download.

The objective of the Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences is to facilitate scientific communication among researchers and professionals linked to the development of Forest Sciences in Cuba and abroad, to contribute to the dissemination and promotion of the main results of Cuban science in forestry and dissemination of relevant results of the activity among the scientific community at a national and international level.

The publications of the Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences correspond to the thematic profile of the same, which includes the main research lines of the Forestry Study Center:

  • Management of Forest Ecosystems
  • Protection of Forest Ecosystems (also includes environmental education and environmental impact assessment)
  • Integral use of forest resources
  • Community management of forest ecosystems
  • Articles related to forestry education are also accepted
  • Forestry
  • Forest management
  • Industry and forest use
  • Forest economy
  • Conservation of forest resources
  • Forest protection
  • Forest extension
  • Watershed management
  • Agroforestry
  • Non-timber forest products
  • Forestry education
  • Urban forestry and environmental education in forest ecosystems
  • Nature tourism in forest ecosystems, ecosystem services

Mission: to organize a way to disseminate the results of the research work of professionals and technicians from the forestry sector of Cuba and other regions of the world, sharing experiences that contribute to sustainable forest development.

Vision: aims to achieve visibility and information coverage in the area of ​​Forestry Sciences, which will enable it to become a point of reference for research in different branches of forestry and experiences in the training of specialists in the field forestry, highlighting, in an affordable way, the most current trends in forestry.

The Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences aspires to achieve visibility and informative coverage in the educational area that will make it an important reference for research, the practice of teaching and the continuous professional pedagogical training of human resources linked to the educational sector, as well as an instrument of communication, in general, accessible to those interested in the most current trends in the educational sciences.

The Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences assumes as a policy that as soon as it publishes each issue, the articles are placed in the institutional repository of the University of Pinar del Río "Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca", accessible at:

This journal uses the LOCKSS system, being included in the Public Knowledge Project Private LOCKSS Network (PKP PN), creating a distributed archive system among collaborating libraries, which allows the creation of permanent archives of the journal for conservation and restoration purposes..


Peer review process

The Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences uses a double-blind peer review system, where neither authors nor reviewers identify with each other, maintaining anonymity on both sides and among the reviewers themselves.

The review has a period of between 3 and 4 weeks to send the executive editor his observations and his recommendation (accept sending, publishable with modifications, reevaluable, not publishable). In case the decision of the two arbitrators is divided, the evaluation will be requested to a third referee looking for a consensus in the editorial decision.

Subsequently, the executive editor will send an evaluation summary to the author with the decision. In addition, from the same platform can activate the permission for the authors to access the particularized review performed by each reviewer. In case that modifications are required, the author will have a deadline to make them and send a new version. That new version will be submitted to a second round of evaluation.

The editorial team of this journal offers an estimated time between five (5) and six (6) months for the process of evaluation of the manuscripts and their subsequent publication.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The process of sending articles will be done exclusively online via the OJS CFORES platform, published on intranet and internet. The author must complete all the metadata that they request to have the required information about the authors and the manuscript. For the electronic submission of a manuscript should be consulted and follow the available instructions "Uniformity requirements for sending manuscripts to the Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences."

Send and receive the relevant corrections through the online delivery system, implies being in accordance with CFORES policies and among other points agree with the following ethical and rigorous aspects:

  • The submitted manuscript is original and has not been previously published nor is it being evaluated for publication in another journal. It will be attached as a complementary file in the shipment (step 4) Letter of originality
  • The manuscript complies with all CFORES publication guidelines.
  • The manuscript complies with the bibliographic and style requirements indicated in the "Uniformity requirements for sending manuscripts to the Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences."
  • The documents cited in the manuscript are issued by authoritative sources such as: prestigious organizations recognized by national or international organizations; refereed national or international scientific journals; repositories, as well as books and other documents that offer elements that identify responsible authors or editors with the published contents.
  • The main author of the manuscript is responsible for all its contents and declares that there are no plagiarism, conflicts of interest or ethical conflicts, freeing CFORES of any ethical and legal commitment.
CFORES provides free and immediate access to its contents. This means that the authors transfer the copyright to CFORES, so that copies and distribution of the contents can be made by any means, as long as the recognition of their authors is maintained, the works are not used commercially and no modification is made to its contents without prior authorization.


Sending of manuscripts

As part of the shipping process, the authors are required to indicate that their shipment complies with all the elements listed below, and that they know that shipments that do not comply with these instructions can be returned to the author.


The author or author who forwards the shipment to CFORES, CERTIFIES:

  • That each one of the persons who in the same record as author or author has directly contributed to the intellectual content of the work, approves the contents of the manuscript submitted to the editorial process and agrees to have his / her name appear in the authorship of the manuscript.
  • That the petition has not been previously published, is not in the process of being reviewed in another journal, nor is it included in another work accepted for publication by another publisher.
  • That in the event that the content has been presented in a communication or congress, the current petition supposes a substantial modification of this and the text on which it is based has been suitably cited. On this circumstance an explanation is provided to the publisher in the appropriate place of the submission form (box "Comments to the editor")..
  • That each one of the people who are the author or author commits not to submit this work for consideration of another publication while it is in the editorial process in CFORES.
  • That the contribution of those persons who, not being signatories or responsible for the final version, have contributed substantially to the development of the work and have granted their permission for such work have been acknowledged in a note of the article, by way of thanks. mention.
  • That the data and publications on which the information contained in the work is based, or that have had a relevant influence, have been cited in the text and in the list of bibliographic references, taking responsibility, as far as copyright is concerned. refers, of any litigation or claim related to intellectual property rights, exempting CFORES from liability.
  • Likewise, the author or author who refers the work must confirm compliance with the following points:
  • The text complies with the bibliographic and style requirements indicated in the "Uniformity requirements for sending manuscripts to the Cuban Journal of Forestry Sciences."
  • If the text has been assigned to a section of the journal subject to peer review (see section policy), it has ensured that it follows the indications set forth in Ensuring a blind review.
  • The file sent is in DOC or DOCX format.
  • Wherever possible, the web addresses and the DOI have been added in the references.



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