Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Les/Wood is an open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year by the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The journal accepts original scientific articles and review articles in the wider field of wood science and technology and related fields. The journal also publishes editorials and special appendix “News”, which features news relevant for the field and publisher. The journal is governed by an Editorial Team (editor-in-chief, managing editor and technical editor) in cooperation with the International Editorial Board.

The journal Les/Wood was launched in its current form in 2017. It is a continuation of the journal Les: revija za lesno gospodarstvo, ISSN 0024-1067 which was published continuously between 1949 and 2013.

The series has one volume with two issues per year. The journal is issued in printed and online versions (ISSN: 0024-1067 Print, 2590-9932 Online).


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts in Les/Wood are peer reviewed. They are examined by the editors upon receipt. Afterwards the authors are (if necessary) asked to correct or change the manuscript. After the manuscript has been corrected it is sent to two anonymous reviewers (single blind review). The reviewers receive a manuscript with the author’s name and affiliation, and the author receives the review(s) without the reviewers’ names. If the reviews require the manuscript to be corrected or augmented, the review will be sent to the author to correct the manuscript. Manuscripts with major corrections are subject to a second review. The editor-in-chief and managing editor have the right to make suggestions for improvements regarding contents and technical aspects. The article may be rejected for publication by the reviewers or by the editors.


Open Access Policy

Les/Wood provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports the greater global exchange of knowledge.
Currently, the journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.


Print version subscription

Les/Wood is an free on-line open-access scientific journal.
It is possible to order the printed version of the journal. The series has one volume with two issues per year.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: C.O.D. VAT 9.5 % included. Postage included.

Journal Sponsorship:
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty (Publisher)
Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) (Sources of support)

University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty
Department of Wood Science and Technology
Jamnikarjeva 101
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Principal Contact: joze.kropivsek@bf.uni-lj.si