About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Annals of Forest Research is a semestrial, scientifical journal of forestry and environmental sciences edited by The National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry (INCDS) Romania. 

Peer Review Process

The peer-review system used by Annals of Forest Research is double-blind: authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other. The evaluation is recorded through a standard form, received by the evaluators together with the manuscript. On it, the work is clearly analysed and the opinion presented in the form of an evaluation is argued. Reviewers are requested to ensure the confidentiality of all information regarding the manuscript and accompanying documents. If the reviewer suspects a possible conflict of interest between himself and the received manuscript, he should decline the review and return the manuscript.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Annals of Forest Research is the first periodical publication edited by Forest Research and Management Institute ICAS. The first volume was published in year 1934, one year after ICEF’s establishing (ICEF is the former name of ICAS).  Over the 70 years of existence the magazine has been issued annually (rarely two volumes annually) with two interruptions: from 1947 to 1950, and from 1988 to 2000.

During 1934-1946, the magazine has been published as “Anale”. The name has been changed into “Studies and researches” for the period 1951-1989, in 2001 the name has returned to “Analele ICAS” and since 2008 was renamed "Annals of Forest Research".

Disclaimer regarding fraudulent activity of scam site using our name

The only official website of the Annals of Forest Research is www.afrjournal.org, as stated in all the data-bases, and as you can see on the print cover of our Journal. We currently don’t charge money for our services and our Journal is full open access.

We do not send invitations to publish in our Journal. We advise you to always search the Journal's name, website and credentials only in the official data-bases (WOS, DOAJ, SCOPUS) and, also, pay attention possible fraudulent activity that can be exposed through: bad editing or different editing from the consecrated numbers.

We are sorry for any problems caused by the fake web-site, but we do not have any type of link with that activity and are not aware of the people behind this it. Severals compains have been filed in Romania regarding the fraudulous activity, but with no success, till this point.