Forest Pathology

Cover image for Vol. 46 Issue 3

Edited By: Steve Woodward

Impact Factor: 1.437

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 23/66 (Forestry)

Online ISSN: 1439-0329

Author Guidelines

1. General

Forest Pathology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original articles, reviews, short communications, and book reviews on forest pathology, including the effects of air pollution and other environmental disturbances on trees. The language of publication is English. 

Effective with the 2012 volume, this journal will be published in an online-only format.

2. Submission and Acceptance of Manuscripts

Forest Pathology prefers to receive all manuscript submissions electronically using ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below.

Getting Started
1. Launch your web browser (supported browsers include Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, Firefox 1.0.4 or higher or Safari 1.2.4) and go to the Forest Pathology ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage (
2. Log-in or click the “Create Account” option if you are a first-time user of ScholarOne Manuscripts.
3. If you are creating a new account.

  • After clicking on “Create Account”, enter your name and e-mail information and click “Next”. Your e-mail information is very important.
  • Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click “Next.”
  • Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click “Finish”.

4. If you have an account but have forgotten your log in details, go to “Password Help” on the Forest Pathology ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage and enter your email address. The system will send you details on how to log in.
5. Log-in and select “Author Center.”

Submitting Your Manuscript
6. After you have logged in, click the “Submit a Manuscript” link in the menu bar. After you have logged in, click the Submit a Manuscript or Submit an EndNote Manuscript (if this is available on this site and you have used an EndNote formatting template to create your manuscript in Microsoft Word) link in the menu bar.
7. Enter data and answer questions as appropriate.
8. Click the “Next” button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
9. You are required to upload your files.

  • Click on the “Browse” button and locate the file on your computer.
  • Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the Browse button.
  • When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the “Upload Files” button.

When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the “Upload Files” button.
10. Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to the Journal. Click the “Submit” button when you are finished reviewing.

You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the “Submit” button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also access Manuscript Central any time to check the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made.

Getting Help with Your Submission
Each page of the Manuscript Central website has a ‘Get Help Now’ icon connecting directly to the online support system at Telephone support is available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week through the US ScholarOne Support Office on: +1 434 817 2040. If you do not have Internet access or cannot submit online, the Editorial Office can assist. Please contact the Editorial Office, by telephone, +44 1224 272669, or by e-mail,

3. Requirements for Manuscripts

3.1 Format

Each figure, table, and bibliographic entry must have a reference in the text. Any corrections requested by the reviewer should be incorporated into the file.

Please only include only those files needed for the current manuscript. Please include a list of the files, noting the file name, the computer program and its version number. Please do not import the figures into the text file. The text should be prepared using standard software (Microsoft Word, Word Perfect) or saved in rtf format; do not use automated or manual hyphenation. Please do not include footnotes.

For further information please consult

3.2 Form

Manuscripts begin with the title of the article, and the name(s) and full address(es) of the author(s). An e-mail address for the corresponding author should also be supplied. The title should be informative but as concise as possible. The article begins with a summary, which should cover the most important aims, results, and conclusions of the investigation. The main text must be double-spaced throughout and should be structured as follows: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References. However, some flexibility in the layout of the paper is acceptable if deemed appropriate by the editors. Short communications must not exceed 6 manuscript pages including tables and references. They will be given priority for publication.

3.3 Units, abbreviations and nomenclature

Standard SI units should be used. Concentrations of solutions should be given in mol or in percentages, followed by either w/v or v/v, thus indicating whether the value refers to weight-per-volume or a volume-per-volume proportion. All biological and chemical names, and other technical terms should be given according to the most recent international nomenclature. Authorities should be mentioned once only at the point where the name first appears in the text. It is not necessary to mention authorities in the title or summaries, unless the article is specifically taxonomic. Botanical or zoological names should be typed in italics or underlined.

3.4 Illustrations and tables

The number and size of figures and tables should be limited to an essential minimum. The illustration of a specific point using both tables and figures is not acceptable. For all figures, high-quality originals must be submitted (reproducible artwork). All figures must be marked with the author's name, short title, and figure number.

We would prefer to receive your artwork in electronic form. Please save vector graphics (e.g. line artwork) in Encapsulated Postscript Format (EPS), and bitmap files (e.g. half-tones) in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). Detailed information on our digital illustration standards is available at

There is a charge for alterations to figures when carried out by the publisher.

Please note that figures will generally be reduced to fit within the column-width or the print area. This means that numbering and lettering must still be readable when reduced (e.g. maps). In photomicrographs and microscopical drawings, magnification should be shown using a bar of the appropriate length, whose dimension is given in the caption. If a figure is to be cropped, please mark the lines on a photocopy or tracing paper. Printouts should be made with a laser-printer at the highest resolution (> 600 dpi). Colour photos can be reproduced in black and white (with a possible loss of contrast). Line drawings should only be contour drawings without halftones (shades of grey). Please do not use patterns; rough hatching is possible.

All figure captions should give a precise description of the content and should not be repeated within the figure. They should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. In the full-text online edition of the journal figure legends may be truncated in abbreviated links to the full screen version. Therefore the first 100 characters of any legend should inform the reader of key aspects of the figure.

All figures should be numbered on the reverse side. For composite figures involving a number of photographs do not attach the photographs to a sheet of paper, but send a photocopy indicating how the photographs should be displayed. The composition of the figure will be carried out electronically. Graphs with an x and y axis should not be enclosed in frames; only 2-dimensional representations, please. Do not forget the labels and units. Tables should be created using the table function.

Preparation of electronic artwork for publication
Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, print publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit EPS (lineart) or TIFF (halftone/photographs) files only.

For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size, see above for a guide to sizes) should be as follows to ensure adequate reproduction: lineart, >800 d.p.i.; half-tones (including gel photographs), >300 d.p.i. Figures containing both halftone and line images, >600 d.p.i.

  • EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible)
  • Black and white images should be supplied as 'grayscale'
  • Colour images should be supplied as RGB
  • Multipart figures should be supplied in the final layout in one file.

To facilitate production of publication quality artwork, we recommend that authors generate their artwork in software packages incorporating a ‘SAVE AS’ or ‘EXPORT’ TIFF/EPS function, e.g.: Adobe Illustrator 7.0 and above (EPS), Adobe Illustrator 9.0 (EPS but can also export files as TIFF), Deneba Canvas 6.0 and above (EPS), CorelDRAW 7.0 and above (EPS), Adobe Photoshop 4.0 and above (TIFF). You can EXPORT low resolution figs (GIF/JPG) from these packages for review purposes. EPS files can be produced from other applications [e.g. PowerPoint (see Electronic Artwork Guidelines)] BUT results can be unpredictable (e.g. fonts and shading not converted correctly, lines missing, dotted lines becoming solid). All scanned images embedded into other applications should be scanned at the recommended resolutions (see above).

3.5 Colour

As Forest Pathology is now an online-only journal, online colour illustrations are free-of-charge.

3.6 References

List all sources in the reference list alphabetically by name. . In text citations should follow the author-date method. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.

References are styled according to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. A sample of the most common entries in reference lists appears below. Please note that for journal articles, issue numbers are not included unless each issue in the volume begins with page one.

Journal article:

Phelps, L. (1996). Discriminative validity of the WRAML with ADHD and LD children. Psychology in the Schools, 33, 5-12.

Book edition:

Bradley-Johnson, S. (1994). Psychoeducational assessment of students who are visually impaired or blind: Infancy through high school (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

References should refer only to material listed within the text.

4. Copyright Transfer Agreement

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

5. Proof correction and offprints

You receive proofs of your article without the original manuscript (if no amendments have been made). Proofs should be corrected and returned at once. Please be sure that you can be reached during this time. Please note that only typesetting errors are to be corrected.

Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (portable document format) file. The e-mail server must be able to accept attachments up to 4 MB in size. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following Web site:

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available; in your absence, please arrange for a colleague to access your e-mail to retrieve the proofs.

Free access to the final PDF offprint or your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers.

6. Supporting information

If you have previously provided Supporting Information with your article, please note it will not be edited or altered from its original format during the Production process. Although a proof of your Supporting Information is not available, it will appear online when your article is published.

7. Book reviews

Books submitted for review are forwarded by the Editor-in-Chief to appropriate specialists for review. The review copy remains the property of the reviewer, but no royalty is paid. At the beginning of each book review, precise bibliographic details must be provided. Please note the system of punctuation in the following example:

Singleton, L. L.; Mihail, J. D.; Rush, C. M. (eds): Methods for Research on Soil-borne Phytopathogenic Fungi. St. Paul, MN: APS Press, 1993. 265 pp., 125 figs., 24 tables, US $34.00. ISBN 0-89054-127-2

8. OnlineOpen

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own meri

Last update: April 2013