Contributor Guidelines


BC Forest Professional (BCFP) publishes four editions per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. BCFP is circulated to over 5,600 Registered Professional Foresters, Registered Forest Technologists, associate registrants, forest professionals in training, as well as other interested stakeholders. BCFP is also available to the public on the ABCFP website.

To ensure your submission is considered, you must not miss our deadlines. If you are interested in contributing an article, letter, case study, obituary, or image to BC Forest Professional, please contact the editor.

Self-promotional or marketing pieces will not be accepted. If you are interested in advertising opportunities in BC Forest Professional, contact the editor. Unfortunately, due to space limitations and the interests of our readers, we cannot publish every submission we receive.

Submission Categories

Letters

Intended primarily for feedback on recent BCFP articles and for brief statements about current professional forestry issues. The editor reserves the right to edit and condense letters. Anonymous letters are not accepted. Maximum word count: 300.

Feature Articles

Feature articles must be on issues relevant to the profession of forestry and our readers. Priority is given to articles written by ABCFP registrants. Submissions should include high resolution photos and short biographies (50 words max) of all authors. Accompanying images are encouraged. Maximum word count: 1,000.

Case Studies/Research Updates/Science in Action

Though not a science journal, we do publish articles about forestry-related research. Submissions should explain the research and relate it to our readers. Submissions should include high resolution photos and short biographies (50 words max) of all authors. Accompanying images are encouraged. Maximum word count: 1,000.

Obituaries

It is very important to ABCFP registrants to receive word of the passing of a colleague. The editorial team relies on ABCFP registrants and/or family members to provide obituaries for publication. Submissions should include a high resolution image. Maximum word count: 300.

Submission Technical Requirements

Word Count

Maximum word counts are provided for each submission category. Letter, article, case study, and obituary submissions may not be published if they exceed the maximum word count.

Submission Format

Please send us your submissions in Word (DOC or DOCX) format.

Image Requirements

Please send us your digital, colour photos saved as JPG or TIF files. Please ensure you have the rights to use any images you submit. They must be print quality (at least 300 dpi). Ensure your camera is set on ‘high’ or ‘fine’ to ensure the best quality. Send your image(s) as an email attachment. Do not embed them in a Word document.

For more information, please refer to the BCFP Contributor Guidelines on how to contribute.

Editorial Schedule

Please Note: If you are planning on submitting an article, please contact the editor as soon as possible before the deadline.

Issue Submission Deadline
Winter 2020  November 4, 2019
Spring 2020  January 6, 2020
Summer 2020 April 6, 2020
Fall 2020 July 6, 2020
Winter 2021 October 5, 2020

Questions?

If you are interested in submitting an article and want feedback on the relevance of your story idea, and/or how to craft your piece, please contact the editor.