About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Jurnal Sylva Lestari covers all aspects of forestry and environmental sciences which includes, but not limited to the following topics:
- Forest and natural resources management
- Biodiversity conservation and management
- Wood science and timber technology
- Agroforestry and social forestry
- Forest products and services
- Socio-economics of natural resources
- Other environment related researches
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to Jurnal Sylva Lestari must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection softaware to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a iThenticate software.
The research article submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.
Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue.
Open Access Policy
Jurnal Sylva Lestari provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Jurnal Sylva Lestari charges the following author fees.
- Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
- Fast-Track Review: N/A
- Article Publication (Starting from May 2020 Edition): 1000000.00 (IDR)
If author's paper is accepted for publication, author will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publication costs. If authors do not have funds to pay such fees, authors will have an opportunity to waive each fee. Jurnal Sylva Lestari does not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy works.
Our ethic statements are based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Screening for Plagiarism Policy
Jurnal Sylva Lestari have a policy of screening for plagiarism. We recommend authors to use Anti-Plagiarism Software "Plagiarisma.net" or other software to check the authenticity article.
Abstracting & Indexing
History of Journal Sylva Lestari
Jurnal Sylva Lestari [P-ISSN 2339-0913 | E-ISSN 2549-5747] is an open access and peer-reviewed journal that provide publication of research articles related to forestry and environment sciences such as forest and natural resources management, biodiversity conservation and management, wood science and timber technology, agroforestry and social forestry, forest products and services, and socio-economics of natural resources. It is primarily a medium for disseminating original theoretical and experimental researches, as well as technical reviews. This journal was established in 2005 with the previous name Jurnal Hutan Tropika and in 2013 it was officially changed name to Jurnal Sylva Lestari (JSL). JSL changed the Cover and Manuscript Formatting Guide in 2013 and obtained new printed-ISSN (p-ISSN 2339-0913). Online ISSN was obtained in 2017 (e-ISSN 2549-5747). JSL is published by the Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Lampung in collaboration with Indonesia Network for Agroforestry Education (INAFE).