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All articles and opinion pieces to be considered for publication in BioResources are to be submitted online. BioResources uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) software to manage the submission and review processes (more instructions regarding the submission process are given below). Articles must be written in English. Major forms of standard written English (e.g., U.S., British, Australian) may be used, as long as a consistent style is used throughout the manuscript. Authors must keep in mind that submitted articles must be previously unpublished material, with the exception that material appearing in the preprints to a conference, etc., can be republished, with the permission of the copyright owner, and there must be an Acknowledgments section stating the first appearance of the material, as well as describing the permissions under which the material is being published again.

In cases where the .doc/x (MS Word) or .odt (Open Office) file for an article is larger than 2 megabytes, the article itself will not be able to be uploaded during the online submission process (see below). Nevertheless, authors are asked to please complete the entire online submission process, simply skipping the step of uploading their article. The manuscript should then be sent by e-mail to the editor, with an explanation that the author has opened a corresponding account in OJS.

Graphic images can be submitted, as an option. The editors will choose one such image to include on the electronic cover of each issue.

Page expenses

Authors who submit articles intended for publication in BioResources are expected to cover page expenses.  These funds will cover costs associated with proofreading, file management, and publication infrastructure.  Any excess funds will be used exclusively for undergraduate scholarship grants (to pay for tuition in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University) and for related undergraduate scholarly activities in the Department or the College of Natural Resources. This arrangement provides sustainable funding so that we can continue to provide high-quality, peer-reviewed articles without charge to readers on the web – ensuring that articles receive the highest exposure and potential impact associated with open access publishing.

The page expense amounts are as follows (request amounts last set on February 25, 2019):

  1. For payment within 30 days after the publication date: $125 per published page.
  2. Standard rate, within one year of the publication date: $156.25 per published page.

Although estimated expenses are subject to change, the rate associated with a specific article remains fixed based on the information that was posted on this site at the time of submission. The number of pages is based on the published version of an article, not on the submitted version (for instance, when page breaks are changed and when images are enlarged for easier viewing).

Page discounts for exceptionally well-formatted, longer articles may be provided, at the discretion of the editor, as follows: pages beyond the 10th page may be counted by the editor as half-a-page each.

For more information, see “How to Pay“.

Author’s certification

By the act of submitting an article to BioResources, the author(s) certify that the following statements all are true:

  1. The article and its contents are original.  The material was written by the author(s) and it has not been published elsewhere, except in the case of (a) a thesis by one of the authors, (b) an abstract having less than 1500 words, or (c) material accompanying a conference presentation, with the stipulation that the copyright owner has given permission for publication in BioResources and a statement describing the initial publication (even if just figures) and permission statement appears in an Acknowledgements section of the submitted article.
  2. No other journal is currently considering the submitted article for publication.
  3. Nothing in the article violates the personal or property rights of other individuals, including plagiarism or libel.
  4. Permission has been obtained for use of any previously copyrighted material that appears in the article, and such permissions are described in captions or disclosed in an Acknowledgements section of the submitted article.
  5. All new findings and conclusions in the submission have been generated as a result of controlled experimental or modeling designs and have been reached with acceptable levels of precision and/or accuracy commensurate with what is expected in a professional journal.
  6. The author(s) know about and agree with the need for the journal to collect payment from authors corresponding to the number of published pages so that the journal will be able to sustain itself and strive for a high quality of service and output (with excess funds going toward undergraduate tuition scholarships and other undergraduate scholarly activities at the host academic department).