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J-FOR is a preeminent and flagship journal of PAPTAC, publishing peer-reviewed high-quality articles that address technological and scientific issues critical to the forest industry. J-FOR emphasizes a unique balance between papers in traditional technology areas and those in emerging technology areas as our industry transforms to new business models. These target areas are supported by a distinguished and international Editorial Board comprised of leading experts in the field, a list of whom can be found below.

    Traditional Technology and Scientific Target Areas:     Emerging Technology and Scientific Target Areas:
  • Pulping, bleaching and papermaking fundamentals, processes and
  • Energy and chemical recovery
    fundamentals, processes and
  • Recycled fibre and recycling technology
  • Development of sensors, analytical
    methods and process control logics
  • Mill water and energy usages and
  • Environmental concerns and their
  • Emerging forest-based products and their
    chains of added value
  • Fundamentals of converting forest-based
    biomass into biofuels and other bioproducts
  • Nanotechnology and other high added-value
  • Development of chemical, biochemical and
    thermochemical processes for the forestry
  • Integrating emerging and sustainable
    processes into the pulp and paper industry
  • Harvesting and procurement of forest and other
    biomass feedstocks
J-FOR is published on a bi-monthly basis and distributed in printed format to corporate subscribers and libraries in over 30 countries. There are no page charges for authors. And in order to maximize the authors' impact and visibility, J-FOR is available on-line in an open access publication format so that all interested readers can access the journal freely without the need for a subscription. Click here to view J-FOR Vol. 1, No. 1.
  Authors are welcome to submit their papers to J-FOR, following the mandatory author guidelines available: Click here
Once a submission is received for review, authors will be sent a receipt acknowledgment and will be updated regarding the status of the review process. Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication in J-FOR, it will undergo language copyediting, typesetting, and reference validation in order to provide the highest publication quality possible.
        For further information, please visit or contact PAPTAC
        at 514-392-6956 / [email protected].

Martin Fairbank
Consultant (CANADA)
Patrice Mangin
CRML / Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (CANADA)
Thore Berntsson, Chalmers Institute of Technology (SWEDEN) Robert Dekker,
Gil Garnier, Australian Pulp & Paper Institute (AUSTRALIA) Glen Murphy, Orgeon State University (USA)
Virginie Chambost, EnVertis
Gilles Dorris, FPInnovations (CANADA) Honghi Tran, University of Toronto (CANADA) Yonghao Ni, University of New Brunswick (CANADA)
Christine Chirat, Grenoble INP – Pagora (FRANCE) Paul Earl, Paul Earl Consulting Inc. (CANADA) Ali Harlin, VTT (FINLAND) Risto Ritala, Tampere University of Technology (FINLAND)
Jorge Luiz Colodette, Federal Univerisity of Viçosa (BRAZIL) Paul R. Stuart, École Polytechnique Montréal (CANADA) Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University (FINLAND) Reyhaneh Shenassa, Metso Power (USA)
Ron Crotogino, ArboraNano (CANADA) Ramin Farnood, University of Toronto (CANADA) David McDonald, JDMcD Consulting Inc. (CANADA) Trevor Stuthridge, FPInnovations (CANADA)
dsSophie D'Amours, Université
Laval (CANADA)
sdW. James Frederick, Table Mountain Consulting (USA) ddIvan Pikulik, Consultant (CANADA) ddMariya Marinova, École Polytechnique Montréal (CANADA)