The Open Forest Science Journal




(Discontinued)

ISSN: 1874-3986 ― Volume 7, 2014

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Review Articles:

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Letter Articles:

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Typical Paper Reference:

  • [1]  Syphard AD, Franklin J, Keeley JE. Simulating the effects of frequent fire on southern California coastal shrublands. Ecol Appl 2006; 16: 1744-56.
  • [2]  Stoy PC, Palmroth S, Oishi AC, et al. Are ecosystem carbon inputs and outputs coupled at short time scales? A case study from adjacent pine and hardwood forests using impulse response analysis. Plant Cell Environ 2007; 30: 700-10.

Typical Chapter Reference:

  • [3]  Rosales J, Bravo L, Duivenvoorden J, Takiyama L, Flores AL, Fehse J, Carilho S. In: Huber O, Fosberg MN, Eds. Fysche geografie. Washington, Conversation International 2003; 16-17.

Book Reference:

  • [4]  Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004.

Edited Book:

  • [5]  Brown AM, Stubbs DW, Eds. Medical physiology. New York: Wiley; 1983.

Conference Paper:

  • [6]  Anderson JC. Current status of chorion villus biopsy. In: Tudenhope D, Chenoweth J, Eds. Proceedings of the 4th congress of the Australian perinatal society; 1986: Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Perinatal Society; 1987; pp. 190-6.

Conference Proceedings:

  • [7]  Harris AH, Ed. Economics and health: 1997: Proceedings of the 19th australian conference of health economists; 1997 Sep 13-14; Sydney, Australia. Kensington, N.S.W.: School of Health Services Management, University of New South Wales; 1998.

Journal Article on the Internet:

  • [8]  Miles AM, Feliciangeli MD, de Arias AR. American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) and the role of molecular epidemiology in guiding control strategies. BMJ [serial on the Internet]. 2003 June; [cited 2003 June 28]; 326: [about 10 screens]. Available from: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7404/1444

Book/Monograph on the Internet:

  • [9]  Donaldson MS, Ed. Measuring the quality of health care [monograph on the internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 1999 [cited 2004 Oct 8]. Available from: http://legacy.netlibrary.com/

Web site/Homepage:

  • [10]  HeartCentreOnline [homepage on the Internet]. Boca Raton, FL: HeartCentreOnline, Inc.; c2000-2004 [updated 2004 May 23; cited 2004 Oct 15]. Available from: http://www.heartcenteronline.com/

Journal with Part/Supplement:

If a journal carries continuous pagination throughout the volume, then the issue number can be omitted.

Issue with Supplement:

  • [11]  Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology 2002; 58(12 Suppl 7): S6-12.

Volume with Part:

  • [12]  Abend SM, Kulish N. The psychoanalytic method from an epistemological viewpoint. Int J Psychoanal 2002; 83(Pt 2): 491-5.

Issue with Part:

  • [13]  Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Price RE, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lung tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2002; 13(9 Pt 1): 923-8.

Patent:

  • [14]  Pagedas AC. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498, 2002 Aug.

E-citations:

  • [15]  Citations for articles/material published exclusively online or in open access (free-to-view), must contain the exact Web addresses (URLs) at the end of the reference(s), except those posted on an author ’s Web site unless editorially essential, e.g. ‘Reference: Available from: URL’.

Some important points to remember: 

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  • If the number of authors exceeds six then et al will be used after three names (the term “et al.” should be in italics).
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Letters:

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Research Articles:

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Mini-Review Articles:

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Review Articles:

The publication fee for each published Review article is US $900.

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(University of Vienna, Austria)

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