MESSAGE OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Dear readers, authors, reviewers, the editorial board members!
In 2014 V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch founded and began to publish «Siberian Journal of Forest Science», which positions itself as a serious scientific open access periodical. Careful selection, reviewing and editing of journal articles has created reader interest, and the journal is gaining popularity in different regions of Russia and internationally.
The Siberian Journal of Forest Science is guided by the requirements of international bibliographic databases and citation systems, international Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE and the «Code of Scientific Publications’ Ethics», developed by the Russian Committee on Scientific Publications’ Ethics, the principles of the full text open access network that contributed to the inclusion of the journal in the Russian System of Scientific Citation eLibrary.ru, an international abstracting databases: Ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), AGRIS, the List of Scientific Periodicals of the Higher Certification Commission, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Currently the Siberian Journal of Forest Science is prepared for inclusion in the following international refereed scientific journals databases and citation: Academic Journals Database, CABI Forest Science Database, Springer, Scopus, Web of Science.
During the past two years (2014-2015) twelve issues of the Siberian Journal of Forest Science were published, including 106 research articles, 8 short communications, 3 reviews and 4 chronicle materials, 13 jubilee and 5 memorial articles, totaling more than 200 printer’s sheets.
Besides classical forest science and forestry studies, articles reflecting the most significant reform processes and innovative development of the forest sector in Russia and abroad have been published, as well as overviews and discussion papers on various issues of forestry and forest management.
The Siberian Journal of Forest Science is not limited to the problems of Siberian forests and forestry, it also introduce materials from different regions of the world, representing general scientific interest. Geographic diversity of scientific publication source has been extensive. Articles were published by authors from 77 different organizations, including leading research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and its regional branches as the Siberian Branch, the Ural Branch, and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, research institutes of foreign academies, Russian and foreign universities, industrial organizations in various fields from 26 cities and settlements of Russia: Abakan, Barnaul, Birobidzhan, Irkutsk, Kirov, Krasnoyarsk, Larichikha Altai Krai, Moscow, Mytischi, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, St. Petersburg, Syktyvkar, Tomsk, Perm, Puschino, Pushkin, Pyatigorsk, Uspenskoe village Moscow Oblast, Ussuriisk, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Yakshi village Komi Republic, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg, Yoshkar-Ola, and from 19 cities of twelve countries: Almaty (Kazakhstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Bethesda, Washington D.C., Texas (USA), Gomel (Belarus), Kiev (Ukraine), Laxenburg (Austria), Frieburg, Göttingen, Jena, Munich (Germany), Sofia (Bulgaria), Sukhum (Abkhazia), Tampere, Helsinki (Finland), Niigata, Tsukuba (Japan), Ulan Bator (Mongolia).
Last year’s results allow us to be optimistic about the further development of the Siberian Journal of Forest Science and give us a hope that current year will be no less fruitful. We plan to significantly expand the circle of our readers and to strengthen the position of the journal in the scientific community internationally.
We greatly thank our authors, reviewers and editorial board members for their cooperation, and our readers for the growing interest to the Siberian Journal of Forest Science. We wish you all the best, and welcome more excellent publications!