iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry

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The Italian Society of SIlviculture and Forest Ecology (“SISEF”), publisher of iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license to works published on the SISEF web sites (e.g., http://sisef.org, http://www.sisef.it, etc.). Under this license, SISEF retain ownership of the copyright as for the paper contents, but allows anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited.

In any case, the material published on this web site cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article (e.g., Henry M, Bombelli A, Trotta C, Alessandrini A, Birigazzi L, Sola G, Vieilledent G, Santenoise P, Longuetaud F, Valentini R, Picard N, Saint-André L (2013). GlobAllomeTree: international platform for tree allometric equations to support volume, biomass and carbon assessment. iForest 6: 326-330. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0901-006).

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All the material included on the iForest web site is distributed under the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

SISEF complies to the basic tenets of Open Access (OA) included in the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAJ), as reported at the URL http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/.

To this purpose, below are listed the main rights of authors/publisher and the reuse rights allowed by SISEF regarding the material published on their journals, consistently with the standards listed by the Open Access Spectrum (OAS) Evaluation Tool (http://www.oaspectrum.org/) and the “HowOpenIsIt?®” Open Access Spectrum Guide (©2014 SPARC e PLOS - https://www.plos.org/files/HowOpenIsIt_English.pdf).

Readers rights

Free readership rights to all articles immediately upon publication.

Reuse rights

Reuse, remixing, and further building upon the work subject to certain restrictions and conditions (through the CC BY-NC 4.0 license).


The publisher grants broad rights, including author reuse (e.g., of figures in presentations/teaching, creation of derivatives) and authorization rights (for others to use).

Author posting rights

Authors may post any version to any repository or website with no delay.

Automatic posting

SISEF makes automatically available article metadata in trusted third-party repositories, both with free access (e.g., DOAJ, NAL-AGRICOLA) and regulated by subscription (e.g., CrossRef, EBSCO). Currently, no automatic posting of the full text of article is carried out in third-party digital repositories.

Machine readability

Article full text, metadata, supporting data (including format and semantic markup) and citations may be accessed via API, with instructions publicly posted.

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