Announcement
Mokuzai Gakkaishi / Journal of Wood Science

Revisions of the Instructions to Authors, Journal of Wood Science

The Japan Wood Research Society, has decided to change the Instructions to Authors effective October 8, 2011. The revised parts in the instructions are as follows. Those changes will be applied to the papers which will be published in Volume 58, Number 1 (2012) and the subsequent issues. Your submitted paper will also be applied those changes to.

The revised Instructions to Authors can be viewed at:

http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/forestry/journal/10086


Revisions of the Instructions to Authors, Journal of Wood Science (October 8, 2011)


Types of articles: The Journal of Wood Science publishes peer-reviewed Original articles, Notes, Rapid communications, and Review articles, based on the principles and theories of wood science. These articles should be no longer than 8, 5, 3, and 10 printed pages, respectively. Original articles should describe ...


Figures: All figures, whether photographs, ... . The legends should be placed at the end of the main text. Color figures will always be published in color in the online version. In print, however, they will only appear in color if the author agrees to pay the extra cost for the color printing (See details below). Otherwise the figures will be printed in black and white. Please note that, in such cases, it is authors' responsibility to prepare figures to be illustrative enough to convey the necessary information even after they are converted into black and white. The publisher reserves the right to reduce or enlarge figures.


Fees: The authors of accepted papers, not including Review articles invited by the Editorial Board, are required to pay part of the printing cost as follows: The cost for Original articles, Notes, and Review articles up to 8, 5, and 10 printed pages, respectively, is ¥10,000 per page; additional pages cost ¥40,000 each. The cost for Rapid communications up to 3 printed pages is ¥20,000 per page; additional pages cost ¥50,000 each. For residents of Japan, the above costs are subject to a 5% consumption tax. Authors are requested to pay the extra cost for color illustrations in print: € 950 / US $ 1,150 (plus VAT) per article.


Offprints: Authors will receive the PDF file (with cover) of their article for free. Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author.

Agreement concerning the receipt of manuscript of Mokuzai Gakkaishi and Journal of Wood Science(Revised October 17, 2009)

The manuscript of Mokuzai Gakkaishi and Journal of Wood Science received by Editorial Office will be assigned as a new submission immediately after checking the submission procedures and necessaries. Successively, suitable referees for the peer review will be slated by Editor-in-Chief as early as possible through his contact with adequate members of Editorial Board.

Relocation of the Editorial Office

The Editorial Office of the Journal of Wood Science will move at the end of March 2010 from the Department of Socio-Environmental Energy Science, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University to the Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University.


From the beginning of April 2010, inquiries about paper submission and all other correspondences for editing operations should be sent to the attention: Editorial Office of the Journal of Wood Science, c/o Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan. Phone & Fax: +81-75-753-6074, E-mail: edit-office@jwrs.org.

The launch of new online manuscript submission and tracking system for Journal of Wood Science from August 3, 2009.

The Journal of Wood Science (JWS) is pleased to announce the launch of its new online manuscript submission and tracking system from August 3, 2009. The JWS electronic submission-tracking site can be found in home page of the Japan Wood Research Society (JWRS).

The JWS electronic submission-tracking site:


     Home page of the JWRS → Journals


     New "Instructions to Authors" can be available in this site.

After the JWS electronic submission-tracking system starts, the system will provide online peer review services, and track manuscripts through the review process. Key features include automatic conversion of authors' submissions into PDF format as well as supporting submissions in various file formats and special characters. Upon the initial use of the site, the authors are requested to register themselves for new manuscript submission. Information on the submitted manuscript can be available anytime from the above-mentioned web site.



For the submitted manuscripts before this system starts, the review and resubmission processes will be made as before.

Manuscripts that arrive at the Editorial Office on and after August 3, 2009 will be returned to the authors.

Agreement concerning the receipt of manuscript of Mokuzai Gakkaishi and Journal of Wood Science (July 16, 2005)

The manuscript of Mokuzai Gakkaishi or Journal of Wood Science received more than 7 days before the editorial meeting will be considered as a new submission and will be taken up in the meeting. The editorial meeting is ordinary organized on the fourth Thursday every month. The manuscript that arrived later will be taken up as a new submission in the editorial meeting in the next month.

Instructions to Authors was revised on February 21, 2004.
Instructions to Authors was revised on October 19, 2002.
Increased grant-in-aid support to the Journal of Wood Science and revision of ITA.

We are pleased to announce an increase this fiscal year in grant-in-aid support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for publication of the Journal of Wood Science. The additional support will make it possible to increase the number of pages for each volume.  The society continues to operate under a tight annual budget, however. After discussion by the central boards and consultation with the publisher, it was decided that effective January 1, 2004, authors will receive 25 complimentary offprints of their articles. For details, please refer to the "Offprints" section of "Instructions to authors" in this issue. We appreciate your continued support and understanding.. May 24, 2002

Journal of Wood Science has been selected for coverage in ISI products.

Insitute for Scientific Information, ISI, informed us that Journal of Wood Science has been selected for coverage in ISI products and that beginning with Vol. 44, No. 1, 1998, imformation on the contents of this publication will be indexed in Current Contents®/Engineering, Computing and Technology, Science Citation Index®- Expanded (SciSearch®), ISI Alerting ServicesSM, and Materials Science Citation Index®.

Instructions to Authors was revised on October 31, 1998.

According to this revision, contributions from nonmembers from outside Japan are acceptable without any extra charge. The editors welcome the submission of manuscripts from any country.


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