Metsätieteen aikakauskirja is a peer-reviewed, open-access scientific e-journal, which publishes original research articles, reviews and other forest- and forestry-related writings in the native languages of Finland. Metsätieteen aikakauskirja communicates new results of forest science and its practical implications to domestic audiences, including researchers, forestry practitioners, students and educators, and the media.
The journal applies double-blind peer review. In its editorial policy, Metsätieteen aikakauskirja fosters scientific objectivity and trustworthiness, readability, and consistent terminology. Peer-reviewed articles in Metsätieteen aikakauskirja have the Label for peer-reviewed scholarly publications given by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies . Metsätieteen aikakauskirja is committed to follow the Responsible conduct of research guidelines of the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity .
Metsätieteen aikakauskirja has no article processing charges: it is free for both authors and readers. With annual volumes without periodic issues, the journal publishes its articles immediately after they have passed the review, editing and typesetting. Each article receives a unique DOI-number, and archived contents are available since 1994 on this website.
The journal is published by the Finnish Society of Forest Science , a learned society established in 1909 to stimulate scientific discussion and cooperation within the forest research community, to enhance communication between researchers and practical foresters, and to promote public interest in forest research.
Everyone’s right is a customary right in the Nordic Countries, which ensures open access to forests for all. The right includes, e.g. camping, berry picking, and enjoying the nature. In the spirit of this millennial tradition, we in Metsätieteen aikakauskirja think that access to forest science should not be restricted by pay-walls but be open to everyone. All content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.