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BOSQUE is a Scientific Journal which publishes original works in the field of management and production of forestry resources, wood science and technology, silviculture, forestry ecology, natural resources conservation, and rural development linked to forestry ecosystems. Publication dates are in April, August and December each year. Contributions may be articles, notes or opinions; either in Spanish or English.

  • Articles. They inform about unpublished scientific investigations projecting updated knowledge from a particular field included in the scope of the journal and are sustained on procedure data, either of their own or generated from other studies previously published. The maximum extension for a manuscript will be 8,000 words, including summary, tables, figures, and bibliographical references; considering all of its subject matter (including all manuscript files with its total contents).
  • Reviews. Synthesis and discussion of the most current scientific information with regard to a relevant topic in the area of the journal. The maximum extension of the manuscripts will be 8.000 words, including summary, tables, figures and bibliographical references; considering all of its content.
  • Opinions. They analyze, either from a personal perspective, or sustained by bibliographical support, an updated topic related with the purpose of the journal; they can also analyze and criticize existing publications. The maximum extension of manuscripts will be 3,000 words, including summary, tables, figures, and bibliographical references; considering all of its content.
  • Notes. They describe new methodologies or techniques within the scope of the journal or inform about developing investigations, with preliminary results. The maximum extension of manuscripts will be 3,000 words, including summary, tables, figures, and bibliographical references; considering all of its content.

Process of publication

The complete accomplishment of these instructions for authors is reflected in less time in the editing process. The Publishing Board checks manuscripts to verify both whether they belong to the journal scope and if authors fulfil instructions. Should these conditions not be accomplished, the manuscript is sent back to the corresponding author, informing about this situation. Once satisfied the before stated conditions, that date is registered as manuscript reception and the Publishing Board sends the manuscript to at least two external evaluator referees or peers, in a double-blind system. Referees are asked to decline revision of a manuscript when they observe the presence of conflicts of interest or when they feel they will not be able to perform a fair and objective revision. Referees evaluate the manuscript based on the guideline delivered by the journal. If the referees or the editor board considers it as pertinent, they are entitled to ask the authors, through the editor, for additional information about the manuscript (data, proceedings, etc.) for a better assessment. The referee's answer may be: to publish with minor modifications, to publish with major modifications or not to publish. Observations posed by the referees are evaluated by the Publishing Board, which informs the authors by written about the decision to continue or not in the publication process and if their manuscript should again be assessed by referees. Once the manuscript is accepted, the Publishing Board sends the author a letter informing about the manuscript acceptance, indicating the necessary modifications. Within no more than eight weeks, the author must send a modified version to the journal, so that the Publishing Board analyzes the manuscript again. The Publishing Board decides the order published works will present in each issue. A contribution may be rejected by the Publishing Board in any of the phases of the publication process, either by problems of content or form not accomplishing instructions given for authors. Should any suspect of unethical or dishonest behaviour in authors submitting a manuscript to the editing process arise, the editor has the right of informing the sponsoring institutions or any other pertinent authority, so that they can carry out the corresponding investigation.

Works published by Bosque are under copy-rights of Creative Commons Chile 2.0. Further inquiries, please visit Bosque web page (www.revistabosque.cl) or contact the editor (revistabosque@uach.cl).

Since year 2002 the journal BOSQUE is part of SciELO-Chile. You can access the electonic version and download entire articles free of charge in:

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