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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • I undertand that this check list is now longer valid. The new checklist can be read at https://silvafennica.fi/page/authors.
  • ALL NEW MANUSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT https://www.editorialmanager.com/sf.
  • I understand that the site ojs.silvafennica.fi can be used only for submitting revised versions of manuscript originally submitted through this site.
  • Current instructions for authors can be read: https://silvafennica.fi/page/authors.

Author Guidelines




Please, note that this site is longer used for new submissions to Silva Fennica. The site ojs.silvafennica.fi will be  shut definitely after a decision on all manuscripts now in the sytem will be made.

If you have a new submission, go to:


If you return a revised version of a manuscript already in process in this old, continue with the submission of the revised version.

Author instructions indepently on the web site used (except minor technical details):


The following old instructions on submissions of revised manuscripts will remain valid for manuscripts originally submitted at ojs.silvafennica.fi.

10 Procedures for revised and accepted manuscripts

10.1 Submission of revised manuscript

If revisions are required, you must write detailed responses to the reviewers’ and editor’s comments in a separate file. You are expected to explain changes made to the manuscript with reference to line numbers of the changes. Prepare the responses so that they can be identified from a clean manuscript i.e., no changes marked. Justify your opinion in the cases, in which you do not follow the advice given by the reviewers.

Upload the revised, clean manuscript text, responses to the reviewer and editor comments, and any other necessary files to the system following these instructions:

  • Sign in as an author; you will be automatically directed to the “Submissions” page.
  • Click the manuscript title. You will be automatically directed to the review page of your manuscript.
  • Check that you are on the latest review round page. If not, go to the round with the highest number.
  • Select “Upload Files” from the “Revisions” bar.
  • Upload your revised manuscript, responses to reviewers, and other files, if any. Remember that one and only one file must be the Article Component “Article Text”. Select other appropriate component descriptions for other files.
  • Using the “Review Discussion” function, write a note the Subject Editor and Editor-in-Chief that you have submitted the revised manuscript.

10.2 Procedure after acceptance

After receiving the acceptance message from the Editor-in-Chief, you must submit the production files within a week. You will also receive the instructions for paying the APC unless you are covered by a waiver. Prepare your manuscript text, tables, and figures exactly according to these instructions. All corrections that the Copy Editor will have to make will delay publication of your work. Submit the manuscript and tables in a single Word file (component “Article Text”). Each table must be on a separate page - even small tables.

Double-check that your supplementary files (if included) are prepared according to the instructions in chapter 9.

Prepare the figures according to the instructions given above in point 7.2. Save each figure as a separate maximum-quality jpeg file. Minimum resolution for data charts is 600 dpi and for photographs and visualisations 300 dpi - see exact instructions in point 7.2. Name the figure with the name of first author, word "figure", and figure number. Figures must be numbered consecutively in the order they appear in the article.

Follow the submission instructions given in point 10.1 above. Upload each figure as a separate file.

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