Annals of Forest Science wishes you a happy and productive year 2016. This new year will see further innovations improve our journal and enhance the service to our authors and readers.
Summit of the Cervin, Valais, Switzerland, August 2014.
After the development of the new section for data papers during 2015, we will work on new ways to valorise the essential work of the reviewers w ivestigation and we hope to come up who contribute to the quality of our journal. We will investigate several ways to achieve this: working with an open platform for the reviewing process, publishing some reviews on our site, etc… All these options are currently under investigation, and we hope to come up with further information during the next months. We need to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of our reviewers to the life of our journal. Without an efficient peer reviewing system, Annals of Forest Science could not fulfill its duties.
Annals of Forest Science will continue the work started with Springer-Nature during the 5 next years. This will allow us a sound financial status (through the contributions from our subscribers) but will also help us develop a green open access policy, as all our papers will be available on the french repository HAL after 12 months embargo. This hybrid model has several advantages for the authors and for the readers.
With best wishes for this new year.