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Scientific edition «Izvestia Sankt-Peterburgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii»

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His­to­ry of the Journal

«Известия Санкт-Петербургской лесотехнической академии» was pub­lished first time in 1886 as a «Year­book of the Saint-Peters­burg For­est Insti­tute». It con­sist­ed of two chap­ters: «Offi­cial chap­ter» and «Unof­fi­cial chap­ter». «Offi­cial chap­ter» pro­vid­ed reports, num­ber and char­ac­ter of stu­dents and oth­er infor­ma­tion regard­ing the sit­u­a­tion in the Saint-Peters­burg For­est Insti­tute. Sci­en­tif­ic papers of lec­tur­ers and stu­dents of the Insti­tute were pub­lished in the «Unof­fi­cial chap­ter». Tra­di­tion­al struc­ture of the issue has been remain­ing till nowa­days and includes both cur­rent Uni­ver­si­ty news and sci­en­tif­ic papers list­ed by the top­ic (with sum­ma­ry in Russ­ian and in English).

Through­out its his­to­ry «Известия Санкт-Петербургской лесотехнической академии» has changed its name sev­er­al times.

1886 – Ежегодник Санкт-Петербургского лесного института.
1898 – Известия Санкт-Петербургского лесного института.
1903 – Известия Императорского лесного института.
Par­al­lel title in Ger­man: Mit­theilun­gen des Kaiser­lichen Forstin­sti­tutes in St.Petersburg.
1917 – Известия Петроградского Лесного Института.
1925 – Известия Ленинградского Лесного Института.
Par­al­lel title in Ger­man: Mit­teilun­gen des Leningrad­er Forstinstitutes.
1931 – Труды Лесотехнической Академии.
Par­al­lel title in Ger­man: Mit­teilun­gen der Forsttech­nis­chen Akademie.
1932 – Известия Лесотехнической Академии.
Par­al­lel title in Ger­man: Mit­teilun­gen der Forsttech­nis­chen Akademie.
1934 – Труды Лесотехнической Академии.
Par­al­lel title in Ger­man: Mit­teilun­gen der Forsttech­nis­chen Akademie.
1936 – Труды Лесотехнической Академии им. С.М. Кирова.
Par­al­lel title in Ger­man: Mit­teilun­gen der Forsttech­nis­chen Akademie.
1955 – Труды Ленинградской ордена Ленина Лесотехнической Академии имени С.М. Кирова.
1960 – Научные труды Лесотехнической Академии.
1967 – Научные труды.
1973 – Pub­li­ca­tion has ceased.

Since 1973 the Acad­e­my began to pub­lish the­mat­ic inter-uni­ver­si­ty pro­ceed­ings rather than jour­nal, includ­ing some­times sev­er­al issues per year. At the same time, the names of the the­mat­ic pro­ceed­ings were often spec­i­fied and changed in com­par­i­son with the first issues. Here are the names of some of them: «Forestry, For­est Crops and Soil Sci­ence«; «For­est Pro­tec­tion«, No. 5 — «Ecol­o­gy and For­est Pro­tec­tion»; «Issues of Cut­ting, Reli­a­bil­i­ty and Dura­bil­i­ty of Wood­work­ing Tools and Machines», and since Issue 7 (1980) – «Wood­work­ing Machines, Tools and Issues of Wood Cutting».

From 1993 – Известия Санкт-Петербургской Лесотехнической Академии.
Par­al­lel title in Eng­lish: Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii 


At present the jour­nal «Известия Санкт-Петербургской лесотехнической академии» (par­al­lel title in Eng­lish «Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii») – is a sci­en­tif­ic peer-reviewed peri­od­i­cal for works devot­ed to var­i­ous areas of forestry: for­est sci­ence, for­est man­age­ment, for­est pro­tec­tion, for­est engi­neer­ing, mechan­i­cal and chem­i­cal wood pro­cess­ing, for­est econ­o­my and issues of high­er edu­ca­tion in forestry. The «Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii» pub­lish­es orig­i­nal and review arti­cles, mate­ri­als about patents and imple­men­ta­tion in pro­duc­tion of com­plet­ed sci­en­tif­ic works, arti­cles about the prob­lems of high­er forestry edu­ca­tion, his­to­ry of forestry, forestry, wood­work­ing and pulp and paper industries.

The jour­nal is intend­ed for employ­ees of the forestry com­plex, pro­fes­sors, researchers, grad­u­ate stu­dents, stu­dents of forestry uni­ver­si­ties, research insti­tutes of forestry pro­file and grad­u­ates of the uni­ver­si­ty. We hope that every read­er will find here arti­cles of their own interest.


Jour­nal «Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii»:
— are pub­lished four times a year,
— In 2006, it received a cer­tifi­cate of mass media reg­is­tra­tion by the Fed­er­al Ser­vice for Super­vi­sion of Mass Media (ПИ № ФС 77–23613 от 10.03.2006 г.),
— Ser­i­al num­ber ISSN‑p 2079–4304,
— Ser­i­al num­ber ISSN‑e 2658–5871,
— Since 2016 all arti­cles of the Jour­nal are assigned DOI (Dig­i­tal Object Identifier)
– is a sub­scrip­tion edi­tion (Cat­a­log “Press of Rus­sia”, index E11215),
– accord­ing to the leg­is­la­tion of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion, dis­trib­utes manda­to­ry copies of each issue to the Russ­ian Book Cham­ber, libraries, sci­en­tif­ic and infor­ma­tion insti­tu­tions of the Russ­ian Federation.
— all reviews of arti­cles are stored in the edi­to­r­i­al office for 5 years. The edi­to­r­i­al board sends copies of reviews to the Min­istry of Sci­ence and High­er Edu­ca­tion of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion if the cor­re­spond­ing request is received by the Edi­to­r­i­al Board.
– is indexed in RSCI, AGRIS, BASE

Edi­to­r­i­al Policy

The jour­nal «Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii» is intend­ed for forestry work­ers, teach­ers, post­grad­u­ates, stu­dents and grad­u­ates of forestry, agri­cul­tur­al and gen­er­al bio­log­i­cal uni­ver­si­ties, employ­ees of research insti­tutes of forestry pro­file. The col­lec­tion has a the­mat­ic focus in the field of forestry and has sev­er­al objectives:
— Pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty for sci­en­tists to pub­lish the results of their research,
— Draws atten­tion to the most rel­e­vant, promis­ing and inter­est­ing areas,
— Pro­vides a pub­lic plat­form for exchange of views between researchers from dif­fer­ent regions and countries.

The main points of the edi­to­r­i­al pol­i­cy of the jour­nal are thor­ough prepa­ra­tion for pub­li­ca­tion, review­ing and edit­ing of the mate­ri­als sub­mit­ted to the jour­nal, which are per­formed by sci­en­tists and spe­cial­ists. All papers sub­mit­ted to the edi­to­r­i­al board of the jour­nal under­go a rig­or­ous review­ing procedure.

The Edi­to­r­i­al Board reviews and edits all incom­ing man­u­scripts in accor­dance with the require­ments for the pub­li­ca­tion of sci­en­tif­ic arti­cles. On the basis of at least two reviews, the Edi­to­r­i­al Board may accept the arti­cle for pub­li­ca­tion, rec­om­mend the author to revise it or reject it. If the review of the arti­cle con­tains a ref­er­ence to the need for revi­sion by the author, the Edi­to­r­i­al Board sends the arti­cle to the author for revi­sion. If the review is neg­a­tive, the arti­cle can be sent for addi­tion­al review by the deci­sion of the edi­to­r­i­al board. If there is a dis­agree­ment among the mem­bers of the edi­to­r­i­al board about the pub­li­ca­tion of the arti­cle, it is resolved at a meet­ing of the edi­to­r­i­al board by a sim­ple major­i­ty of votes. If the num­ber of votes is equal, the vote of the chief edi­tor is deci­sive. Accord­ing to the results of the meet­ing of the edi­to­r­i­al board, the exec­u­tive sec­re­tary pre­pares the next issue of the journal.

The author, who sub­mits an arti­cle to the jour­nal, there­by express­es his con­sent to its pub­li­ca­tion, place­ment in restrict­ed access on the web­site of the pub­li­ca­tion on the Inter­net, the trans­fer of the text of the arti­cle (includ­ing ref­er­ences, bib­li­o­graph­ic infor­ma­tion, etc.) to orga­ni­za­tions, the pro­vi­sion of this infor­ma­tion is manda­to­ry. The authors are respon­si­ble for the facts giv­en in the papers, the accu­ra­cy of cita­tions, ref­er­ences to leg­is­la­tion, names, etc.

The mate­ri­als pub­lished in the jour­nal reflect the per­son­al views of the authors, which may dif­fer from the views of the Edi­to­r­i­al Board.

Mate­ri­als pub­lished ear­li­er or sub­mit­ted to sev­er­al jour­nals will not be accept­ed for pub­li­ca­tion. The edi­to­r­i­al board only con­sid­ers orig­i­nal arti­cles that have not been pub­lished else­where and are not intend­ed for simul­ta­ne­ous pub­li­ca­tion in oth­er journals.

Works pre­pared indi­vid­u­al­ly by grad­u­ate stu­dents or appli­cants are con­sid­ered if there is a pos­i­tive review of the sci­en­tif­ic supervisor.

The agree­ment on grant­i­ng the right to use the work is con­clud­ed ver­bal­ly (with all authors sign­ing an appli­ca­tion to the edi­to­r­i­al board with a request to accept the arti­cle) and is gra­tu­itous, i.e. the authors, includ­ing grad­u­ate stu­dents, are not charged for the pub­li­ca­tion of arti­cles, no roy­al­ties are paid.

The edi­to­r­i­al board may reject mate­ri­als that are improp­er­ly pre­pared or irrel­e­vant to the pub­li­ca­tion’s pro­file. The Edi­to­r­i­al Board does not enter into a dis­cus­sion with the authors of reject­ed mate­ri­als. The Edi­to­r­i­al Board reserves the right to make cuts and edi­to­r­i­al changes to the man­u­script. Man­u­scripts are not returned.

Reprint­ing, post­ing or dis­tri­b­u­tion of mate­ri­als pub­lished and/or post­ed on the Uni­ver­si­ty web­site of the Jour­nal with­out the pri­or writ­ten con­sent of the Edi­to­r­i­al Board is not allowed. Vio­la­tion of the exclu­sive rights of the Edi­to­r­i­al Board to use the mate­ri­als trans­mit­ted for pub­li­ca­tion and processed by the edi­to­r­i­al board is pun­ish­able by law.

Pub­li­ca­tion Ethics

The pub­li­ca­tion ethics of the sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal «Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii» is based on the Civ­il Code of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion (Part Four) and on the pro­vi­sions devel­oped by the Com­mit­tee on Pub­li­ca­tion Ethics – COPE):

Authors (or a group of authors) when sub­mit­ting mate­ri­als to the sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal «Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii» are aware that they are ini­tial­ly respon­si­ble for the nov­el­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty of the results of sci­en­tif­ic research.

Man­u­scripts are accept­ed for con­sid­er­a­tion if the arti­cle and its key con­clu­sions have not been sent to oth­er pub­lish­ers for pub­li­ca­tion, have not been pub­lished and will not appear in print or on the Inter­net before appear­ing in the journal.

The Edi­to­r­i­al Board should assist authors in improv­ing man­u­scripts sub­mit­ted to the Edi­to­r­i­al Board through sci­en­tif­ic review­ing and lit­er­ary edit­ing of arti­cles and, if nec­es­sary, assist in estab­lish­ing con­tacts with oth­er jour­nals and publishers.

The edi­to­r­i­al staff is oblig­ed to treat the authors with respect, to con­duct a con­ver­sa­tion with them only in a benev­o­lent tone, and to use cor­rect phras­es in correspondence.

Edi­to­r­i­al staff must not dis­close infor­ma­tion about the sub­mit­ted man­u­script to any­one else, except the author, review­ers and mem­bers of the edi­to­r­i­al board.

It is not allowed to inform any­one except the author and the edi­to­r­i­al board about the con­tent of a neg­a­tive review of an author’s work.

Con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion received in the process of cor­re­spon­dence with the author and/or review­ers is not sub­ject to disclosure.

When an eth­i­cal com­plaint is filed or when a con­flict sit­u­a­tion is iden­ti­fied regard­ing a sub­mit­ted man­u­script or a pub­lished arti­cle, the edi­to­r­i­al board makes every effort to resolve the dis­put­ed prob­lem in the man­ner pre­scribed by law.

Infor­ma­tion or ideas obtained in the course of edit­ing and review­ing and relat­ed to pos­si­ble ben­e­fits must be kept con­fi­den­tial and not used for per­son­al gain.

If mate­r­i­al con­tain­ing sig­nif­i­cant inac­cu­ra­cies has been pub­lished, it should be prompt­ly cor­rect­ed in a form acces­si­ble to read­ers and index­ing sys­tems with the pub­li­ca­tion of an edi­to­r­i­al notice of cor­rec­tion or with­draw­al of the article.

For Authors

Gen­er­al recommendations

In order to speed up the process of pub­lish­ing your arti­cles, to increase your Hirsch index and the pub­li­ca­tion activ­i­ty of your orga­ni­za­tion, we ask authors to fol­low the fol­low­ing rules:
— send a care­ful­ly checked arti­cle to the edi­to­r­i­al board, since gram­mat­i­cal errors, design flaws, poor qual­i­ty of the trans­la­tion and typos slow down the process of prepar­ing the arti­cle for publication;
— if the arti­cle was returned for revi­sion, care­ful­ly revise your mate­r­i­al and send it again to the edi­to­r­i­al board no lat­er than 4 weeks after receiv­ing the article.

Allow­able lan­guages: Russ­ian, Eng­lish, German.

Orga­ni­za­tion name should be giv­en accord­ing to the orga­ni­za­tion’s Statute
Oth­er­wise, the arti­cle will be dif­fi­cult to link with your per­son­al pro­file and your orga­ni­za­tion in the RSCI.
In the case of affil­i­a­tions with sev­er­al orga­ni­za­tions the infor­ma­tion about them should be sep­a­rat­ed by a semicolon.

Authors are not charged for the pub­li­ca­tion of the article

Arti­cles are accept­ed through­out the year and are sched­uled for publication.

Please note that all mate­ri­als received by the Edi­to­r­i­al Board will not be returned to the authors.

Authors are sent a paper pre­pared for pub­li­ca­tion for approval, on the basis of which they pre­pare a list of cor­rec­tions with page, para­graph and line num­bers (only min­i­mal edits are allowed). Cor­rec­tions are accept­ed by e‑mail or direct­ly in the edi­to­r­i­al office with­in three days of receipt of the elec­tron­ic ver­sion by the author.


Accept­ed for publication:
1. Orig­i­nal arti­cles con­tain­ing the results of sci­en­tif­ic research, pre­vi­ous­ly unpub­lished on the fol­low­ing sci­en­tif­ic areas:
— Biology;
— Ecol­o­gy, envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and conservation;
— Forestry (for­est crops, breed­ing, seed pro­duc­tion, sil­vi­cul­ture, forestry, for­est man­age­ment and for­est inven­to­ry, agro­forestry, pro­tec­tive afforesta­tion and green­ing of set­tle­ments, for­est fires and fight against them, for­est pro­tec­tion, etc.);
— Land­scape architecture;
— Tech­nol­o­gy, machin­ery and equip­ment for for­est har­vest­ing, forestry and land­scape gardening;
— Wood science;
— Tech­nol­o­gy, machin­ery and equip­ment for wood­work­ing industries;
— Chem­istry, chem­i­cal tech­nol­o­gy and biotechnology;
— Tech­nol­o­gy, machin­ery and equip­ment for chem­i­cal pro­cess­ing of veg­etable raw mate­ri­als, wood chemistry;
— Sys­tem analy­sis, man­age­ment and infor­ma­tion processing;
— Automa­tion and man­age­ment of tech­no­log­i­cal processes;
— Eco­nom­ics and Man­age­ment in For­est Enterprises;
— For­est pol­i­cy, for­est law and eco­nom­ics of nature management;
— Gen­er­al and method­olog­i­cal prob­lems of sci­ence and pro­fes­sion­al education.
2. Infor­ma­tion (reviews) on pub­lished mono­graphs and edu­ca­tion­al and method­i­cal literature;
3. Infor­ma­tion on forth­com­ing and com­plet­ed conferences;
4. Mate­ri­als on the achieve­ments of employ­ees of SPbF­TU depart­ments and depart­ments, etc. to the “Chron­i­cle of Sci­en­tif­ic Life” section. 

Authors Guide­lines

Size of paper 8–12 pages of A4 for­mat, abstract – 8–10 lines.
Mar­gins: upper and low­er – 3 cm, right and left – 2,5 cm.
Line spac­ing: sin­gle spacing.
Font: Times New Roman
The font size:
– for the main text – 14 pt.
– for tables, abstracts, key­words, fig­ure cap­tions – 13 pt.
The title should reflect the top­ic and the expect­ed result of the sci­en­tif­ic research car­ried out.
Struc­ture of the article: 
1. Title
2. List of authors
3. Intro­duc­tion (rel­e­vance, state of the prob­lem / sci­en­tif­ic nov­el­ty, goal of the research);
4. Mate­ri­als and meth­ods of research
5. Results
6. Conclusions
7. Infor­ma­tion about the research financ­ing and acknowledgements
8. Ref­er­ence list in Russian
9. Ref­er­ence list in English
10. Abstract in Russ­ian and key­words in Russian
11. Abstract in Eng­lish and key­words in English
12. Infor­ma­tion about the authors.
The dimen­sions of phys­i­cal quan­ti­ties are expressed in the Inter­na­tion­al Sys­tem of Units SI.
Ref­er­ences are giv­en in the text in square brack­ets, indi­cat­ing the author’s name and year [Александрова, 2001; Alie­va et al., 2005].
Equa­tions should be typed in the for­mu­la edi­tor MathType or Microsoft Equa­tion. Sim­ple for­mu­las are typed in a text editor.
For­mu­las in the form of uned­itable fig­ures are not allowed!
Chem­i­cal for­mu­las must be typed with spe­cial­ized pro­grams (e.g., ChemWin or Chem4word).
Fig­ures. Graph­i­cal mate­r­i­al should be sub­mit­ted to the pub­lish­er in MS Excel or Microsoft Graph for­mat in a grouped form. Fig­ure cap­tions should be typed in 13 pt.
Tables. Tables are accept­ed only in por­trait ori­en­ta­tion. Text in tables should be typed in 13 pt.
The ref­er­ences list is drawn up in accor­dance with GOST R 7.0.5–2008.
Ref­er­ences list­ed in alpha­bet­i­cal order with­out num­ber­ing at the end of the arti­cle. Ref­er­ences to actu­al peer-reviewed sci­en­tif­ic pub­li­ca­tions of for­est pro­file are rec­om­mend­ed. If avail­able, DOI should be indi­cat­ed. Ref­er­ences to GOSTs, TU, decrees, orders, etc. are not giv­en in the list of ref­er­ences (they can be placed in the text of the arti­cle or give a foot­note on the page).
Infor­ma­tion about the authors must con­tain the full name, aca­d­e­m­ic rank, aca­d­e­m­ic degree, place of work, edu­ca­tion (with zip code), con­tact e‑mail address, ORCID (nec­es­sar­i­ly), SPIN-код (if there are any), Web of Sci­ence ResearcherID (if there are any), Sco­pus AuthorID (if there are any). Infor­ma­tion is giv­en in Russ­ian and English. 

allows to get infor­ma­tion about an arti­cle with­out read­ing the full text of the doc­u­ment. The abstract should be writ­ten in strict accor­dance with the require­ments of «GOST 7.9–95 Sys­tem of stan­dards on infor­ma­tion, librar­i­an­ship and pub­lish­ing. Infor­ma­tive abstract and indica­tive abstract. Gen­er­al require­ments». The abstract should con­sist of 200–250 words (approx­i­mate­ly a page of A4 for­mat in 13 pt). The text of the abstract should not con­tain infor­ma­tion that is not in the orig­i­nal text of the arti­cle. The text should not be divid­ed into para­graphs, it is not allowed to use intro­duc­to­ry words and turns, lit­er­ary sources are not quot­ed. The abstract should include all aspects of the article:
— sub­ject, top­ic, pur­pose of the work (indi­cat­ed if they are not clear from the title of the article);
– the method or method­ol­o­gy of the work (cite if they dif­fer in nov­el­ty or are of inter­est in terms of this work);
– results of work (describe very accu­rate­ly and infor­ma­tive — with­in the lim­its of the abstract volume);
— con­clu­sions (may be accom­pa­nied by rec­om­men­da­tions, assess­ments, pro­pos­als, hypothe­ses, described in the orig­i­nal text).
Acronyms and abbre­vi­a­tions are not allowed (except for those com­mon­ly used in sci­en­tif­ic and tech­ni­cal texts, which are used in excep­tion­al cases).
Tables, for­mu­las, draw­ings, pic­tures, dia­grams, charts are includ­ed only if excep­tion­al­ly nec­es­sary, if with­out them it is impos­si­ble to dis­close the main con­tent of the document. 


To pub­lish an arti­cle in the sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal «Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii», the authors must sub­mit a sin­gle copy of the fol­low­ing materials:
Author’s State­ment. The state­ment must include the author’s e‑mail address for cor­re­spon­dence and tele­phone num­ber for contact;
Extract from the meet­ing pro­to­col department/laboratory or refer­ral — from the orga­ni­za­tion in which the work was performed;
Expert con­clu­sion on the pos­si­bil­i­ty of pub­lish­ing the arti­cle in the open press — from the orga­ni­za­tion in which the work was performed;
Man­u­script in .doc, .docx or equiv­a­lent formats.
Self-test report in the sys­tem «Antipla­giat».


«Izves­tia Sankt-Peter­burgskoj lesotehniceskoj akademii» is pub­lished 4 times a year in hard­cov­er. The cost of the annu­al sub­scrip­tion is 3200 rubles (includ­ing VAT). The pub­li­ca­tion is includ­ed in the Cat­a­logue «Press of Rus­sia» – index E11215. It is also pos­si­ble to sub­scribe through the edi­to­r­i­al office. 


For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact the edi­to­r­i­al office:
194021, St. Peters­burg, Insti­tut­skiy per. 5, let­ter U, room 205.

on orga­ni­za­tion­al issues and for send­ing arti­cles: izvestiya.spblta@mail.ru