New publishing system for forestry science journal

The New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science shifted to a new operating model on 1 January 2019.

Owned by Scion and operating since 1971, this international peer-reviewed journal is now published via a new website and online editorial system using OJS software, replacing those previously supplied by Springer Nature.

The journal has a new editorial team comprising Drs Peter Beets, Ecki Brockerhoff and John Moore from Scion and Professor Euan Mason from the University of Canterbury. They are supported by associate editors from USA, South Africa, China, Finland and New Zealand.

Covering the breadth of forestry science, the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science focuses on planted forests but will consider manuscripts on a wide range of forestry topics. It has a 2017 Impact Factor of 1.333 and CiteScore of 1.42.

The journal is freely accessible online, and subscription is not necessary. Now in its 49th year there is one volume per calendar year but no separate issues. Individual articles are published online as soon as they are ready.

Read more about the journal and make a submission at

Access to PDF files of all papers published prior to 2019 is available on the Scion website.

Scion is the only Crown research institute to publish an academic journal and moved to this new operating model to continue its financial support for free access to more than 1550 journal papers.