Онучин А.А. (фото на сайт).jpg Dr. Biol. Sci., Prof. Alexander A. Onuchin, Director for V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russian Academy of SciencesSiberian BranchEditor-in-Сhief for the Siberian Journal of Forest Science
  

MESSAGE OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


Dear readers, authors, reviewers, the editorial board members!

The Siberian Journal of Forest Science has been published for three years already, and I think it is reasonable to discuss some results. From 2014 to 2016, in eighteen issues of the Siberian Journal of Forest Science, 184 research articles were published. The geographic representation of articles is broad: more than 400 researchers from 15 countries, 60 cities, and 108 institutions and organizations have submitted articles to the journal. Leading research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and its regional branches – the Siberian Branch, the Ural Branch, the Far Eastern Branch and research centres, research institutes of foreign academies, Russian and foreign universities, state natural reserves and centres of forest protection have supported their researchers to publish articles in Siberian Journal of Forest Science. Journal articles have created reader interest, and the journal is gaining popularity in different regions of Russia and internationally. Our authors have been from Abkhazia, Austria and Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Bulgaria, Finland, and Israel, Japan, and Germany, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, and Turkey, Ukraine, and USA. Researchers from Arkhangelsk, and Chita, Yoshkar-Ola, and Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, and Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, and Petrozavodsk, Saint-Petersburg, and Tyumen, Ufa, Vladivostok, and Yakutsk, and dozens of other Russian cities share with the journal readers their research findings, discoveries and observations in forest science and silviculture, forest genetics, soil science, pyrology and microbiology, physiology, biochemistry of forest plants, phytopathology, biospheric functions of forests and their changes under anthropogenic impact and climatic processes, forest reclamation and amelioration. 

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. Thanks to careful selection, plagiarism inspection, blind reviewing and professional editing the quality of publications have increased as well as the quality of citations. 

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), AGRISCABI Forest Science Database, the List of Scientific Periodicals of the Higher Certification Commission, valid since 25 September 2017 (Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal – No. 863), 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,  Springer, Scopus, Web of Science.

In 2016 the founder of the journal increased status: it became the Federal Research Center «Krasnoyarsk Scientific CenterSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences» (FRC KSC SB RAS), with a corresponding re-registration of the journal. In the process of reforming Russian Academy of Sciences, in 2016 V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS was reorganized and became a part (solitary unit) of FRC KSC SB RAS. The Editorial Board maintains for the authors the principle of free of charge publication and open access to the web. 

The results of last three years allow us to be optimistic about the further development of the Siberian Journal of Forest Science and give us a hope that this 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 welcome the publication on the pages of our journal the research results of young scientists, received in the course of work on the master's and doctoral theses, with high level of novelty and originality of ideas. 

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!