European Journal of Forest Engineering

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European Journal of Forest Engineering (EJFE) is a semi-annual peer-reviewed research journal published by Forest Engineering and Technologies Platform in Turkey.

EJFE is an international scientific journal that aims to publish pure and applied researches in the field of forest engineering and technologies. The journal offers original research articles and subject reviews addressing the following of main topics;

  • Forest harvesting and transportation
  • Forest road planning and construction
  • Best management practices to protect soil and water resources
  • Sustainable management of multi-use natural resources
  • Small-scale forest operations
  • Engineering economy, cost estimation
  • Ergonomics, training, safety
  • Engineering solutions for natural disasters
  • Precision forestry and IT applications in forestry activities

EJFE is dedicated to provide an international forum for presenting high quality empirical and theoretical articles concerning technical, economic, and social aspects of forest operations and technologies.

 

Aim and Scope

European Journal of Forest Engineering is a peer-reviewed open access journal, which publishes high scientific level research articles and subject reviews, exclusively in English, on topics dealing with forest engineering and technologies. The aims of EJFE are to report existing practices and innovations presented by scientists and professionals in the field of forest engineering, to encourage communication between academic/research institutions and industry, and to bridge the gap between researchers and decision makers. The journal promotes the latest scientific findings, empirical and theoretical researches on following areas; 

  • Forest transportation
  • Wood supply chain and transportation logistics
  • Forest harvesting
  • Forest operations and technologies
  • Forestry mechanization
  • Forest road design
  • Forest road construction and maintenance
  • Forest road infrastructures and their assessment
  • Forest utilization and planning
  • Operations planning
  • Small-scale forest operations
  • Forest biomass harvesting, estimation, and utilization
  • Harvesting non-wood forest products
  • Sustainable forest management studies
  • Best management practices to protect soil and water resources
  • Engineering applications in watersheds
  • Terramechanics in forestry
  • Engineering economy, cost estimation
  • Ergonomics and human factor in forestry
  • Workforce education,  training, and safety
  • Operations Researches (OR) in forestry
  • Engineering solutions for natural disasters
  • Precision forestry applications
  • Monitoring and assessment of forest resources
  • Information Technologies (ITs) in forestry activities
  • GIS and Remote Sensing applications in forestry
  • Forest surveying and photogrammetry

 

Abbreviated Journal Title

The official abbreviated journal title is Eur J Forest Eng  

 

Publication Period

European Journal of Forest Engineering is published in two issues (in April and October) per year.

                                                               

Editor-in-Chief

Prof.Dr. Abdullah E. Akay

Bursa Technical University, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Engineering Department, 16330 Bursa, Turkey

Phone: +90-224-3003416

Email: abdullah.akay@btu.edu.tr

 

Associate Editors

Dr. Kenan Melemez Bartın University, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Engineering Department, 74100 Bartın, Turkey

Dr. Mehmet Eker Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Engineering Department, 32260 Isparta, Turkey

Dr. Michael Wing Oregon State University, Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management Department, 97331 Corvallis, OR, USA

Dr. Murat Demir Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Engineering Department, 34473 Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Raffaele Spinelli The Trees and Timber Institute of the National Research Council, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto FI, Italy

Dr. Selçuk Gümüş Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Engineering Department, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey

 

Editorial Board

Dr. Abdurrahim Aydın Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey

Dr. Alois Skoupy Mendel University, Czech Republic

Dr. Dalia Abbas University of Georgia, USA

Dr. Dzevada Sokolovic University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Erhan Çalışkan Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

Dr. Habip Eroğlu Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

Dr. Hideo Sakai University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr. H.Hulusi Acar Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

Dr. Hüseyin E. Çelik Istanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey

Dr. John Sessions Oregon State University, USA

Dr. Jörn Erler Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Dr. Juan C. Santamarta University of La Laguna, Spain

Dr. Kayhan Menemencioğlu Çankırı Karatekin University, Çankırı, Turkey

Dr. Kazuhiro Aruga Utsunomiya University, Japan

Dr. Mesut Hasdemir Istanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey

Dr. Metin Tunay Bartın University, Turkey

Dr. Mohammad Reza Ghaffariyan University of the Sunshine Coast, Austria

Dr. Ola Lindroos Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Dr. Pete Bettinger University of Georgia, USA

Dr. Tadeusz Moskalik Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Dr. Tetsuhiko Yoshimura Shimane University, Japan

Dr. Tibor Pentek Zagreb University, Croatia

Dr. Tolga Öztürk Istanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey

Dr. Vasileios C. Drosos Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Dr. William J. Elliot Rocky Mountain Research Station, USA

Dr. Woodam Chung Oregon State University, USA


Principal  Contact

Prof.Dr. Abdullah E. Akay

Phone: +90-224-3003426

Fax: +90-224-3003429



Support Contact

Assist.Prof.Dr. Mustafa Akgül

Phone: +90 2123382400 Ext:25292

Email: makgul@istanbul.edu.tr


Open Access Policy

European Journal of Forest Engineering provides immediate open access to its content under open access policy, which guaranty the free and unlimited access, for anyone, to entire content of the all published articles for a greater global exchange of knowledge. The users are free to “read, copy, distribute, print, search or refers to the full text of these articles”, as long as proper attribution and stating EJFE as a source is included.


Peer-Review Process

When the editorial board receives a manuscript, firstly they consider whether the topic and format is suitable for the journal and reject any discordant articles during pre-evaluation process. Manuscript, which is within the scope of the journal and structured according to the instructions indicated in Author Guidelines section, is sent to reviewers qualified in the field to peer-review the scientific content.

To ensure the quality of research published in EJFE, peer-review process is applied according to the double-blind peer-review system in which neither reviewers’ nor author’s identities are revealed to the other parties. During peer-review process, the author will receive a list of recommended modifications that should be addressed prior to publishing. At the decision stage, three situations might occur; (1) the manuscript is accepted with minor modifications; (2) the manuscript is accepted with major modifications; (3) The manuscript is rejected and should be re-submitted. 

The peer-review process is completed in two month; however, this process may be longer depending on the manuscript length and required changes. The manuscripts considered unacceptable by reviewers will not be published. The accepted manuscripts are immediately published online in journal web site. 

 

 

Publisher

European Journal of Forest Engineering is a peer-reviewed research journal published by Forest Engineering and Technologies (FETEC) Platform  in Turkey. FETEC Platform is a not-for-profit technical association founded in 2012 to provide an information network for scientists, researches and practitioners in the field of forest engineering and technologies. The platform website can be visited for further information: http://ormantransportu.org/mainpage.html

Address: 

Bursa Technical University

Faculty of Forestry

Forest Engineering Department

16330 Bursa, Turkey

Phone: +90-224-3003426

eurojfe@gmail.com

http://ormantransportu.org/mainpage.html 


Vol 2, No 2 (2016): Volume: 2 Issue: 2

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Landslide Susceptibility Assessment of Forest Roads PDF
Remzi Eker, Abdurrahim Aydın
Forest road retaining technologies on difficult slopes in Japan PDF
Mika Yoshida, Hirofumi Takahashi, Hideo Sakai
Fuel consumption of timber harvesting systems in New Zealand PDF
Rien Visser, Paul Oyier
Analyses on Strip Road Networks and Profitability of Final Felling Operations Considering Regeneration Expenses at Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan PDF
Kazuhiro Aruga
Variation in Some Soil Properties, Organic Matter and Soil Compaction after Logging Activities PDF
Korhan Enez, Temel Sariyildiz, Gamze Savacı, Burak Arıcak

Review Article

The Potential Ecological Effects of Forest Harvesting on Forest Soil PDF
Ugur Kezik, Hafiz Hulusi Acar


 Eur J Forest Eng