Author Guidelines

Global Forest Journal (GFJ) publishes a wide variety of articles relevant to forestry science including forestry science including Forest Management, Sylviculture, Forest Conservation, Wood Sciences And Technology. When submitting article to GFJ, authors will certify that the article has not been published or submitted elsewhere, which is written in a statement.


To simply follow the GFJ’s guideline for manuscript preparation, authors are encouraged to use the downloadable MS Word article template documents. Just replace the title and other contents of the downloaded template document with your own title and other contents. When pasting, please use a “paste special / unformatted” sequence so that your copying does not introduce unintended changes in fonts, margins, or various auto-format settings of the software. Within the text of the template, you will find further author instructions. The following is a summary:

File types: Article should be submitted in MS Word format. Other word processing applications are not accepted.

Format: All submissions should be typed on A4 paper size (210 mm x 297 mm) pages with the upper margin of 1.75 cm, lower margin 1.55 cm, left and right 3 and 3 cm. Full length research/review articles should be typed using Times New Roman of 12 font size, with double line spacing and single column.

Article length: Full length research/review articles should not exceed 15 pages.

Language:  Article should be written in English.

Title:  The title should identify the main issue of the paper. It should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and comprehensive. The title use 12 pt, bold, Times, title case with 6 pt spacing to the body text. The first letter of section title is capitalized and headings are numbered in Arabic numerals.

Authors Name and Affiliations

Author(s) names should be written in theorder of First, Middle, and Last names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Affiliation of all authors should be written clearly, includes: name of department/unit, faculty, name of university, address, country. Corresponding Author should provide e-mail for correspondence.

Abstract: The abstract use 10 pt Times New Roman for abstract body with single spacing and 10 pt spacing for the next heading.  Left indent is 2 cm and right indent is 0 cm.  The abstract should be clear, concise, and descriptive. This abstract should provide a brief introduction to the problem, objective of paper, followed by a statement regarding the methodology and a brief summary of results. The abstract should end with a comment on the significance of the results or a brief conclusion. Acronyms and citations are discouraged in the abstract. The Abstract should not exceed 200 words and be followed by keywords (not more than 5 words or phrases arranged in alphabetical order).

Introduction: The introduction has to cover the background, importance and objectives of the study. It should be sufficient, well-argued and backed with available references that are relevant to the study.  The manuscript as the section body is written with Times New Roman font size 11 pt with 1.5 (one and half) line spacing between lines, 12 pt spacing among paragraphs, and 24 pt spacing for the next heading

Materials and Methods: Materials and methods section describes materials used in research and steps followed in the execution of the study. A brief justification for the method used is also stated so the readers can evaluate the appropriateness of the method, reliability and validity of the results.

Results and Discussion (Separation or combination of Results and Discussion section is accepted): Results should be presented clearly and concisely. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Authors are encouraged to use figures or tables, whichever are the most appropriate, to clearly elucidate the research findings. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Separation or combination of Results and Discussion section is accepted.

Tables and Figures

All figures and tables should be cited in the main text as Figure 1, Table 1, etc. Figures or tables should be placed close to the location where they are first mentioned in the text. Table titles should be written above the tables while figure titles are below the figures. Tables should be written without vertical line in the table. There is only horizontal line should be shown within the table. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons.  Tables are written with Times New Roman font size 11. The title of the table is written with font size 11 above the table without blank space (we can use TP-Table as the style). The table is numbered in Arabic numerals. There is one single space line between the table and the paragraph. The table is is placed immediately after it is referred to in the text. The frame of the table uses 1 font-size line.  Graphic contents are placed symmetrically on the page and there is one blank single space line between the graphic content and the paragpraphs. A graphic content is placed immediately after it is referred to in the body of the text and is numbered in Arabic numerals. Caption for the graphic content is written below it and there is one blank single space line between it and the graphic content. The caption is written in font size 11, and placed as in the example. Between the graphic content with the body of the text there are one blank single space lines. If the graphic content will be refered in the paragraph in brackets, please use no capital word, for example Figure 2.


Units, Abbreviations and Symbols

SI units (metric units) should be used throughout, always be written in roman and separated from the numerical value by a space. Define abbreviations and symbols at the first time as they are introduced in the text.

Conclusions: Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Conclusions should not repeat the abstracts or just list experimental results. Author should provide a clear scientific justification for the study and indicate possible applications and extensions.

Acknowledgment: Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research. Include individuals who have assisted you in your study: Advisors, Financial supporters, or may other supporter i.e. Proofreaders, Typists, and Suppliers who may have given materials.

References: References should be written following the order they appear in the text, using Arabic numbers in square brackets. The template will number citations consecutively within brackets [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the bracket [2]. Refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]—do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] was the first ...”. This journal uses IEEE citation format.


"Aulia, et al. in [1] have developed a system, which is able to generate sentences based on the health surveillance data into an Indonesian Language Report"

“Natural Language Generation (NLG) is the natural language processing task of generating natural language from a machine representation system such as a knowledge base or a logical form. Psycholinguists prefer the term language production when such formal representations are interpreted as models for mental representations [1]-[6]”.

References should consist of initial and writers’ names, names of journals or title of books, volumes, editors (if any), publishers and their cities, years of publication, and pages. All writer’s names have to be mentionaed. Use the abbreviation “Anon” if writters are anonymous. Names of journals should be written using the commonly-used abbreviations.

Number footnotes separately in superscripts. Place the actual footnote at the bottom of the column in which it was cited. Do not put footnotes in the abstract or reference list. Use letters for table footnotes.

Electronic Book:

  1. Eckes, The Developmental Social Psychology of Gender. Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000. [Online] Available: netLibrary e-book

Thesis/dissertation :

  1. Zhang, "Delay-insensitive networks," M.S. thesis, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 1997.
  2. W. M. W. Dixon, "Application of neural networks to solve the routing problem in communication networks," Ph.D. dissertation, Murdoch Univ., Murdoch, WA, Australia, 1999

Scientific journal:

Thompson, “Women and feminism in technical communication,” Journal of Business and Technical Communication,vol. 13, no. 2, pp.154–178. 1999.


Liu and H. Miao, "A specification based approach to testing polymorphic attributes," in Formal Methods and Software Engineering: Proc.of the 6th Int. Conf. on Formal Engineering Methods, ICFEM 2004, Seattle, WA, USA, No

Online source:

European Telecommunications Standards Institute, “Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB): Implementation guidelines for DVB terrestrial services; transmission aspects,” European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI TR-101-190, 1997. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: Aug. 17, 1998].