IUFRO2017, Freiburg: Getting published in the changing science landscape


Side event in the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany

Date and time: Monday 18 September 2017, 9:00 – 13:00

The side event is jointly organised by the IUFRO Working Party 9.01.06 “Forest Science Publishing” and IFSA/IUFRO Joint Task Force “Forestry Education”. The event is especially intented for graduate students (and post-doctoral scientists?) at the beginning of their publishing career. Young scientists with 1 – 5 publications or preparing the very first publication will benefit most of this event. In this side event, editors of leading forest science journals will instruct the young scientists on the scientific publishing process and good writing practices. We will also have a look on current trends of scientific publishing like open access and open data. The side event will be composed of three topical lectures given by editors or publishers of important forest science journals, and workshops that study some timely topics. Each workshop will be moderated by one or more editors.

Tentative programme

9:00 – 9:05      Opening and programme presentation

9:05 – 10:50    Lectures (timing includes 5 mins for questions after each presentation)

9:05 – 9:30      Trends in forest science publishing; Speaker will be announced later

9:30 – 10:05    Editorial process; Cecil Konijnendijk, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

10:05 – 10:40  Guidelines for writing an interesting manuscript; Dan Binkley, Forest Ecology and Management

10:40 – 11:10  Coffee break

11:10 – 12:20  Workshops (4 groups)

1) Open data and reproducibility of science; Erwin Dreyer, Annals of Forest Science & Pekka Nygren, Silva Fennica

2) How should we interpret the impact factor?; Paolo Cherubini, Dendrocronologia

3) Author – reviewer interaction; Cindy Prescott, Forest Ecology and Management

4) Prospects and pitfalls of open access publishing; Moderators will be announced later

12:25 – 13:00  Wrap up

12:25 – 12:45  Workshop reports (5 min each)

12:45 – 13:00  Common discussion

Register together with the Congress registration starting in March.

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