Dear Mr. Buck,
I am Li Hui, Managing Editor of Forest Ecosystems, a new international Open Access journal established at Beijing Forestry University in cooperation with Springer Science. The project has excellent backing regarding available staff and other resources. We have two Editors in Chief, Dr. Yin WeiLun from China and Dr. Klaus v. Gadow from Germany, and an international Editorial Board which includes 25 Associate Editors and 5 Senior Editors.
Traditional journals are inundated with manuscripts and Forest Ecosystems will improve the chances for good papers to become available sooner. We will start publishing peer-reviewed original articles and critical reviews in January, 2014. The focus will be on individual papers and special issues relating to natural and managed forest ecosystems and their services to people. Manuscripts will go online and will be ready for download as soon as they are accepted. During the first two years, we will carry the cost of publishing Open Access.
IUFRO scientists are invited to visit our webseite at <http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/fsc> http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/fsc and submit their manuscripts after logging in as author and providing the contact details of 4 qualified referees. We also welcome proposals for a special issue.
Thank you for your support!
With best regards
Hui Li (李慧)
Editorial office of Forest Ecosystems
Editorial office of Chinese Birds
Box 148 Beijing Forestry University
35 Qinghua Donglu, Haidian District
Beijing 100083, P. R. China