Open Access

This is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee (also known as an Article Publishing Charge, APC) which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution. The APC for this journal is USD 1000, excluding taxes. At present, the APC of the journal is covered by Nanjing Forestry University.

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the following user license(s):

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY):
Allows users to copy, to create extracts, abstracts and new works from the Article, to alter and revise the Article and to make commercial use of the Article (including reuse and/or resale of the Article by commercial entities), provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, indicates if changes were made and the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights, and Nanjing Forestry University will be granted exclusive publishing and distribution rights.

Learn More about:
  1. Publishing open access with Elsevier
  2. Open access license policy
  3. Copyright
  4. Policies

Publishing Schedule
This journal is published quarterly per year.

Contact Details
Mrs. Huicong Cao
Phone: +86-25-85426289
Address: Department of Journals, 159 Longpan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China

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