Acta Silvae et Ligni

  • Tine Grebenc Slovenian Forestry Institute
  • Maja Peteh Forestry Library - Slovenian Forestry Institute & University of Ljubljana
  • Tom Levanic Slovenian Forestry Institute
  • Hojka Kraigher Slovenian Forestry Institute
Keywords: Project EUFORINNO, Acta Silvae et Ligni, scientific publishing, scholarly journals, digitalisation, open access


The scientific publications were always the key way of disseminating the research outputs and also an important stage in their evaluation and putting in frame of international importance. Recently changes in scientific communication due to European Commission activities and worldwide are encouraging researches to open science, in particular publications and available data to all communities. These shifts are also reflected in publishing activities of the Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI). The European project EUFORINNO has offered a financial support to publishers of Acta Silvae et Ligni to focus and intensify activities for improvement of the journal.

 Acta Silvae et Ligni is the only Slovenian scientific journal dedicated to publish original or review scientific and professional contributions from the fields of forests, forestry, wood science and technology, forested landscape, nature and the environment. Journal in particular supports the development of scientific and professional terminology in Slovenian language. The journal is published in cooperation of three institutions: the Slovenian Forestry Institute, Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources and Department of Wood Science and Technology at Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. In 2013, with no. 100, its current title has been introduced with the purpose of boosting the internationalization of the journal. Several other changes have also been done on graphical design, home page, policy strategy, open access to bring the journal closer to all levels of readers, and a fully electronic submission system. The journal is under evaluation within two major databases, Web of Science and Scopus. Also the process of obtaining DOI for all articles has been lounged (e.g. membership in a specific DOI organization).

 In addition the digitalization process of 643 articles from the Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva was conducted and entered into the repository SciVie.

 With all these activities we try to enable use and re-use of new and old materials that might otherwise not be readily accessible, and we thus support the advancement of forest research and development.

Author Biography

Tine Grebenc, Slovenian Forestry Institute
Department of Forest Physiology and Genetics