International Convention

Forest Products Society

Where to Submit Your Research?

Forest Products Journal (electronic and print)

  • Peer-reviewed
  • 4 issues/year
  • Published Impact Factor
  • Page charges for authors (discount to FPS members)
  • FPS Members receive free subscription

With a 70-year history, Forest Products Journal (FPJ) is the world’s most complete and prestigious source of high-quality peer-reviewed technical research reflecting the current state of wood science and technology.  Scope includes highest quality peer-reviewed technical research papers at the applied or practical level that reflect the current state of wood science and technology.   

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Typical topics:

Durability & Physical Properties

    • Wood Preservation, Deterioration and Protection
    • Drying & Treatments to Improve Performance
    • Non-destructive Testing & Evaluation
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Environmental Impacts & Life Cycle Analysis

Wood in Use

    • Solid wood and wood-based structural products
    • Wood construction

Wood & Biomass Utilization

    • Primary & Secondary Processing
    • Forest management impacts on hardwood quality, yield and value
    • Hardwood processing
    • Hardwood markets
    • Wood composites
    • Energy Production Issues

Wood Chemistry and Chemical Processing of Wood

    • Traditional and Renewable adhesives for wood composites
    • Nanotechnology for wood materials

Forest Products Marketing, Economics and Business

    • Economics
    • Marketing
    • International Trade
    • Industrial Organization
    • Business Management

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FPJ Author Style Sheet

FPJ Figure Guidelines

Manuscripts published in the Forest Products Journal are subject to a page charge of $135 US per printed page (FPS member rate, $155 US for nonmembers).

International Journal of Forest Engineering (electronic and print)

  • Peer-reviewed
  • 3 issues/year
  • No page charges
  • FPS Members receive free subscription

For over 25 years, IJFE has published research papers in all aspects of forest operations, both empirical and theoretical. Most published articles are original research, but review articles are also included.   IJFE’s scope includes operations related to forest management, harvesting, processing and transport of forest biomass to industry or other users, but excludes industrial manufacturing processes (e.g. sawmilling, pulp and paper manufacturing), bioenergy production, materials strength testing, etc. which occur following transport.  Our scope applies to all kinds of forest management (e.g. short and long rotation; uneven-aged and even-aged; agroforestry) associated with the production of forest biomass. 
Interested authors should submit manuscripts here

Typical Topics: 

  • Tree harvesting, processing and transportation;
  • Stand establishment, protection and tending;
  • Operations planning, control and modeling;
  • Design, management and evaluation of harvesting machinery;
  • Forest access planning and construction;
  • Human factors engineering; and,
  • Education and training of personnel who work in the forest and provide support to forest engineering operations.

If there are uncertainties about whether a manuscript might fall within the IJFE’s scope, please contact the Editor.  For manuscripts related to the industrial manufacturing processes, we recommend authors to consider publication with the Forest Products Journal.

Wood Design Focus (electronic and print)

  • Peer-selected articles
  • 4 issues/year
  • No page charges
  • FPS and American Wood Council Members receive free subscriptions

Published for over 20 years, Wood Design Focus has a loyal readership among architects, educators, researchers, building code officials and manufacturers of engineered wood products.  Each quarterly issue presents technical papers on contemporary topics around engineered wood construction.   Issues focus on a particular aspect of wood engineering and a list of related literature.

Typical Topics:

  • Deck construction
  • Fire performance of CLT and other products
  • Fire retardant materials
  • Strength testing of engineered wood
  • Review articles summarizing research in specific areas

 If you are interested in submitting an article, contact memberconnection@forestprod.org.