Revistas Electrónicas UACh


Scope and policy

BOSQUE publishes original works in the field of management and production of forestry resources, wood science and technology, silviculture, forestry ecology, natural resources conservation, and rural development linked to forestry ecosystems. Contributions may be articles, reviews, notes or opinions; either in spanish or english.

Once the Editor Board has decided to send the manuscript for arbitrage, the referee’s observations will be evaluated by the Editor Board, which will inform the authors about development of the publication process. If the manuscript is accepted, the Editor Board will send the author a letter of acceptance of the manuscript, indicating the necessary modifications. Within four weeks, the corresponding author will have to send back, to the journal, a revised version so that the Editor Board analyze the manuscript once more. A contribution may be rejected by the Editor Board at any instance during the publication process, either by structural or basis problems.

Articles. They inform about unpublished scientific investigations projecting updated knowledge from a particular field included in the scope of the journal and are sustained on procedure data, either of their own or generated from other studies previously published. The maximum extension for a manuscript will be 8,000 words, including summary, tables, figures, and bibliographical references.
Reviews. Synthesis and discussion of the most current scientific information with regard to a relevant topic in the area of the journal. The maximum extension of the manuscripts will be 8.000 words, including summary, tables, figures and bibliographical references.
Opinions. They analyze, either from a personal perspective, or sustained by bibliographical support, an updated topic related with the purpose of the journal. The maximum extension of manuscripts will be 3,000 words, including summary, tables, figures, and bibliographical references.
Notes. They describe new methodologies or techniques within the scope of the journal or inform about developing investigations, with preliminary results. The maximum extension of manuscripts will be 3,000 words, including summary, tables, figures, and bibliographical references.

Submission letter

Authors must accompany their manuscripts by a submission letter stating that the work is original; it has neither been previously published nor is being considered for publication elsewhere. The type of contribution of the manuscript must be clearly indicated (Article, Review, Opinion, Note). The letter must be signed by the corresponding author at least.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

Structure of the contributions

The organization of Articles and Notes must follow the following structure:

Title: Choose very thoroughly all the words included in the title; their association with other words should be carefully checked. Due to the international access of the journal, authors have been advised to include relevant information about the geographical localization of the study in their titles.
Authors: Indicate name and surname of all the authors in small letter, and the initials letters in capitals. Electronic mails and institutions they belong to must be indicated as notes using over index letter. Furthermore, include the address, phone and fax number of the author to whom mail is addressed. This author must be identified by means of an asterisk in over index (*).
Summary: must include the objective, methodological foundations, relevant results and conclusions, in a maximum of 250 words. Avoid long descriptions of methods and do not include bibliographical references.
Key words: five words at most (two or three small phrases having three words at most) that clearly identify the topic of the work. The use of words not included in the title is suggested.
Introduction: includes problem statement, topic importance, hypothesis if necessary, objectives, work scopes and limitations for its development, if they existed. A synthesis and interpretation of literature directly related with the title and objectives of the work will be carried out in this chapter.
Methods: provides sufficient and concise information so that the problem or experiment could be reproduced or easily understood by scholars. Technical specifications and precedence of materials used should be clearly indicated, without describing trivial materials. Biotic organisms should be conveniently identified according to the international policies that correspond. The experimental procedures or data gathering and statistical methods, as well as computer programs must be clearly stated in Methods. If the method were not original, it should be bibliographically indicated. If it were original or modified, it should be conveniently described. Any case, the presentation of various methods will be chronological.
Results: includes a synthetic, ordered and elaborate presentation of the information obtained. Gives written results supported by tables and figures, if necessary, together with analysis and data interpretation. Both, repetition of details given in other chapters and description of facts evident when analyzing tables or figures presented should be avoided.
Discussion: includes the integrated interpretation of results, and when corresponds, a contrast between them and previous publications. It is a critical analysis of results according to the objectives and hypothesis, if corresponds. Significance and validity of results should be commented, according to the realms defined for the work and the methods applied. Results should not be repeated in this chapter.
Conclusions: can be included in an only Conclusions chapter, or integrated in Discussion. If they are presented as a chapter, all the most relevant ideas that directly derive from the work will be precisely and concisely included. They must give an answer to the hypothesis and/or objectives stated in the Introduction. They must be clearly and objectively redacted without including bibliographical references. They may include recommendations for future works.
Acknowledges: if necessary, people or institutions that contributed with support or any other kind of collaboration can be included in this paragraph; they should be briefly mentioned.
References: references from all bibliographical quotations mentioned in the text, alphabetically ordered, should be indicated. Precision and veracity of data given in bibliographical references are responsibility of the authors and must correspond to original publications.

The structure stated before is not compulsory for Opinions and Reviews.

Style and format

When referring to results previously published, use present tense; this helps to make the difference between findings from your research and those from any other. In general, the Summary, Methods, and Results from your manuscript should be in past tense; and the Introduction and Discussion, in present tense.

The work should be written in letter size paper (279 x 216 mm), margins of 2 cm on each side, one and half lead space line, Times New Roman type, size 12, numerating pages on their bottom right side and correlative line number for all the work, on the left. Separate paragraphs at right after line and indenting 8 characters on the left on the first line. It must be presented in electronic files with Word processor or RTF format.

The main title should be in bold and small letter, centered. Authors should not indicate scientific names in it; nevertheless, they will be introduced the first time they are mentioned in the text. An abbreviated title holding a maximum of 40 characters and spaces must be included in the right top headline.

Equations should be numerated on the right margin with square brackets "[ ]"; in the text, they will be mentioned according to this numeration.

Measurement units should be circumscribed to the International System (IS). Concerning numeric notation, decimals should be separated by comma (,) and thousands by dots (.). In English texts, decimals are separated by dots, and thousands by commas. Zero should be used at the beginning of numbers inferior to a unit, including probability values (for example, P < 0.001).

The description of results of each statistic test in the text should include the exact value of the associated probability P. For P values lower than 0.001, indicate how P < 0.001. In tables and figures use asterisks to indicate the significance level of the statistic tests: * = P < 0.05; ** = P < 0.01; *** = P < 0.001; ns = no significant.

The scientific name of all biological organisms included in the text must be indicated according to the international respective nomenclature. If a common name is used for a species, the first time it is mentioned in the text, its scientific name should immediately appear between parenthesis and in cursive, for example: coihue (Nothofagus dombeyi (Mirb.) Oerst.). Subsequent references can appear bearing the gender name abbreviated, followed by the adjective of the scientific name, for example: N. dombeyi, only if this fact does not produce any confusion with other species mentioned in the manuscript.

Alphanumerical data should be included in tables, ordered into rows and columns. Only column headlines and general titles are separated with horizontal lines; data columns should be separated by spaces rather than vertical lines. Other forms of data or information presentation, such as graphs, drawings, photographs, and maps are included in figures. Explanatory titles in Spanish and English, consecutively enumerated are included in tables and figures (table 1., table 2.,….; figure 1., figure 2.,…) Figures hold the title on the lower margin, and tables, on the upper margin Tables and figures must possess such a resolution so as to permit to be reduced without losing legibility. Only black, white, and grey shades are permitted. The inclusion of coloured figures will be on the author expenses, being also his responsibility to previously communicate with the Editor. The space occupied by them in the work should be inferior to 50 % of the total printing. The location of tables and figures should be clearly stated inside the text, which must be annexed in separate files.

Manuscripts in Spanish must include in a separate file the respective English translations of:

If the manuscript is in English, the respective text in Spanish must be included.

Documents Mailing

It is important that manuscript digital files to be sent by authors be adequately labelled:
Text.doc : Main text of the work.

Texto.doc : Main text of the work.
Tables.doc : Tables with their titles in Spanish.
Figures.doc : Figures with their titles in Spanish.
English.doc : Texts in English with the following order: work title, summary, key words, titles of tables and figures.

Manuscript digital files should be entered to the plataform for online edition eQuipu (

Citations and references

Bibliographic references will be indicated in the text on the surname of the author(s), followed by the publication year. Some examples of the most frequent bibliographic references are:

Bibliographic references from one and two authors:

Santamaría (2001) indicates that the growth .........
..... are influenced by the area mentioned (Santamaría 2001, López and Castro 2004).

Bibliographic references from more than two authors:
Barría et al. (1999) indicates as the most important factor .......
......... among others, the diameter and height (Barría et al. 1999, Morán et al. 2002).

Bibliographic references from the same author, published in the same year:
Rodríguez (1997abd) observes that in every simple unit .......
........ a fact that coincides with previous studies (Rodríguez 1997ab, Morán et al. 2003acd).

References from more than a publication at the same time, they are chronologically ordered:
Cerón (1980), García and Villanueva (1994) and Suárez et al. (2001) when analyzing the edafoclimatic components...

In the References chapter, bibliographic references must include the first surname and initials of the names of all authors, the year of publication, the title, and the complementary information that permits to locate the origin of the document under discussion. Some examples of the most frequent bibliographic references are:

References of articles in periodic journals:
Guddants S. 1998. Replicating sawmill sawing with topsan using C.T. images of a full-length hardwood log. Forest Products Journal 48(1):72-75.

Keyes M, C Grieg. 1981. Above and below-ground biomass net production in 40-year-old-Douglas-fir stand on low and high productivity sites. Can. J. For. Res. 11:599-605.

Karzulovic JT, MI Dinator, J Morales, V Gaete, A Barrios. 2005. Determination of the diameter of the defective central cylinder on trimmed log radiata pine (Pinus radiata) by means of gamma radiation attenuation. Bosque 26(1):109-122.

References of books as a whole:
Morales EH. 2005. Experimental design through variance analysis and lineal regression model. Santiago, Chile. Andros. 248 p.

CONAF (Corporación Nacional Forestal, CL). 1997. Visitors statistics entries pertaining to protected wild areas in the Tenth Region of Los Lagos. 52 p. (Statistic Report Nº 47).

References to parts or chapters of books:
Gutiérrez B, R Ipinza. 2000. Genetic parameters evaluation in Nothofagus. In Ipinza R, B Gutiérrez, V Emhart eds. Domestication and genetic improvement of raulí and oak. Valdivia, Chile. Exion. p. 371-390.

References to Reports, Thesis, Degree Seminars or Degree Works:
Emhart V. 1996. Design and establishment of a clone seed nursery of Eucalyptus nitens (Deane et Maiden) with production, research and teaching purposes. Forestry Engineer Thesis. Valdivia, Chile. Forestry Sciences Faculty, Universidad Austral de Chile. 79 p.

Aparicio J. 2001. Biomass and yield of Eucalyptus nitens with nutritional alternatives for a sustainable silviculture in clay reddish soil. Science Master Thesis. Valdivia, Chile. Forestry Sciences Faculty, Universidad Austral de Chile. 234 p.

References to Internet Documents:
DeAngelis JD. 1999. European pine shoot moth. Oregon State University Extension (Urban Entomology Notes). Consulted 10 jul. 2005. Available in

For further information concerning other specific cases related to the bibliographic quotations and references, the following documents may be consulted. Nevertheless, the order and typography of the elements constituting bibliographical quotations and references must obey BOSQUE policies.

Bibliographic References Redaction:

Technical Regulations from IICA and CATIE. Consulted Oct. 21 2005. Available in

The Council of Biology Editors (CBE). 1994. Scientific style and format: The CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. 6 ed. Cambridge, New York. Cambridge University Press. 704 p.

Sending of manuscripts

Contributions will be received by electronic files at the online plataforma eQuipu (; the sender will receive an acknowledgement letter from the Editor-in-Chief.

Further inquiries, please visit Bosque web page: or contact the Editor (

From 2003 the journal Bosque forms part of SciELO-Chile, where the electronic version of its articles can be found:

The free access electronic version of the papers is at: (entire collection) (since 2003)