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Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions

Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions

Novel challenges and opportunities for resistance to pests and pathogens

AFS Special Issue

AFS Special Issue
couverture Annals of Forest Science

Annals of Forest Science has the pleasure to invite all researchers participating to the Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions Fifth International Workshop to submit a manuscript for publication based on the results presented at the conference.

The accepted papers will be published under the form of a thematic issue of AFS. This thematic issue will be made visible on the web page of the journal, in the Online First Articles section, and a specific printed issue will be produced if there are enough (>15) papers.

Annals of Forest Science provides a broad coverage of issues vital to all forest ecosystems of the world. Topics include ecology and ecophysiology, genetics and improvement, tree physiology, wood quality, and silviculture. Special attention is paid to the biology of trees and associated organisms (symbionts, pathogens, pests).

Journal metrics:

  • Google Scholar: H5 - index 24 - Ranked 8/20 in the category "Forests and Forestry"
  • Scimago: H index 48 - Ranked 13/50 in the category "Forestry" and 57/292 in the category "Ecology"
  • ISI: 5-year IF 1.834 - Ranked 17/64 in the category "Forestry"

Submitted manuscripts should belong to one of the following categories: i) research papers providing original research results, ii) letter to the editor or opinion paper, iii) review papers and iv) data base papers.

All manuscripts will be handled as regular AFS manuscripts. They should be submitted via the journal’s website ( They will be handled by the chief editor and the editors according to the usual procedure for assessment and selection (double blind peer review, same quality criteria than for regular issues).

Recommendations for submissions:

  • Before submitting your manuscript, please check if the presentation complies with the instructions to authors displayed at: Be aware that 30% of the manuscripts submitted to AFS are returned to authors because they do not comply with important quality criteria of the journal (clarity, novelty, scope of the journal).
  • While submitting, please provide a cover letter explaining what is the main novelty brought about by the manuscript and specify that it is submitted in the frame of the present call “Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions″.
  • During the submission process, please select the article type “Special Issue: Genetics of Tree-Parasite Interactions” and afterwards the category (research paper, letter to the editor, opinion paper, review paper). For data base papers contact the managing editor.
  • For inclusion into the thematic issue, the manuscripts must be submitted before January 1, 2016. Manuscripts submitted later will be considered for regular issues of Annals of Forest Science.