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Form and preparation of manuscripts

Maderas-Cienc Tecnol journal is published by the Wood Engineering Department of the University of Bío-Bío in Concepción, Chile.

Maderas-Cienc Tecnol journal provides a means for the publication of  inedits and original papers and technical  notes on practice and research in all fields of Wood Science and Technology. It also included, previous editorial approval MSc or Ph.D. thesis abstracts, letters, book reviews, conference reports, etc.  in Wood Science and Technology.

No paper should be submitted to any other journal for prior or simultaneous publication. All articles will be refereed by at least two reviewers under double blind system. Maderas-Cienc Tecnol journal are reserved all rights to reproduction of the contents.

Articles may be written in Spanish or  English and should include: title page, abstract, keywords, text , references, tables, and legends to figures.  The English  version of  the title must be included if  the paper is written in Spanish

Title.   It should include (on separate lines): title of contribution; authors; names; affiliations; addresses.

Abstract.    It  should follow the title and  should be a factual summary of the paper drawing the attention to any new information. It should stand on its own, giving a true indication of the entire content of the paper stating the purpose of the contribution, its methods, the findings and the main conclusions.

Text .    It should be divided into: Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion and Conclusions.

Introduction. It  should define the problem and the framework of the existing knowledge.

Materials and Methods.  It must be a precise  description of the use procedure  to encourage others scientists to repeat the same work.

Results and Discussion. This section  must include only the aspects relevant to the subject, these should not be duplicated in charts and figures. It  should interpret the results according to the problem outlined in the introduction and  related observations from the authors or other scientists. Implications for further studies or applications may be discussed.

Conclusions.  They  should be shown  if results and discussion of the subject problems were  answered.

References. Should be cited in the text by giving the author’s surname and year of the publications. References should be listed at the end of the text in author’s names alphabetical order.

For example:

Journal article (journal name in cursive)

Pleschberger, H.;  Teischinger, A.; Müller, U.; Hansmann, C. 2013. Mechanical characterization of lumber of small-diameter hardwood species after different drying schedules. Drying Technol 31(9):1056-1062.

Book (title in cursive)

Resh, H. 2009. Drying wood with high  frequency electric current. University of  Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria.  


Sanabria, S. 2012. Air-coupled ultrasound propagation and novel non-destructive bonding quality assessment of timber composites. Ph.D. Thesis, ETH, Zurich, Suiza.

The international system units (SI) must be used. Symbols should be normally typewritten, in italics. Their meaning should be clearly identified or explained. All equations should be numbered consecutively using numbers in parentheses on the right-hand margin.

Figures, tables, drawings, photographs, illustrations should be used with discretion and included in the text. Their position within the text it must be clearly indicated. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced in Times New Roman size 12. The original should be limited to 20 pages.

Contributions to this journal including letters, typescript or information on events should be sent in electronic file MS Word o compatible and submitted to the Editor by email to: ananias@ubiobio.cl. Or electronic submission through the website http://www.revistamaderas.cl.

After manuscript evaluation, the revisions due are from 6-weeks (Minor revision) to 12-weeks (Major revision).

The papers accepted will be published firstly online in version ahead-of-print  (AoP: Accepted authors version).


Sending of manuscripts


Contributions to this journal  should be sent in electronic file MS Word o compatible and submitted online. The file size must not exceed 2MB.

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  • Universidad del Bío-Bío
    Departamento de Ingeniería en Maderas
    Facultad de Ingeniería
    Concepcion, Chile

Copyright Notice

The content of the articles published in each number of  Maderas ciencia y tecnologia  is the sole responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the thinking or compromise the opinion of the Universidad del Bío-Bío.

The authors will keep their authorship rights, however, they will guarantee the journal the right of first publication and dissemination of their work. The publication of the article in Maderas ciencia y tecnologia is subject to the Creative Commons CC BY-NC  Recognition License that allows others to share-copy, transform or create new material from this work for non-commercial purposes, as long as they recognize themselves the authorship and the first publication in this magazine citing it correctly, as well as their new creations are under a license with the same terms.