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:
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: https://rc.upr.edu.cu/
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:
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.
DECLARATION OF AUTHORITY AND ORIGINALITY
The author or author who forwards the shipment to CFORES, CERTIFIES:
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