Society's peer-reviewed journal
Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) has been published since
1934 as a principle outlet for tree-ring studies.
Titles and abstracts from recent issues of
can be found on the
Allen Press website, and past issues up to
2006 are available
here as PDF files.
Tree-Ring Research is indexed and abstracted in Science Citation Index
Expanded (also known as SciSearch), Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and
Environmental Sciences, Biological Abstracts, and BIOSIS Previews.
TREE-RING RESEARCH (TRR)
is devoted to papers dealing with the growth rings of trees and the applications
of tree-ring research in a wide variety of fields, including but not limited to
archaeology, geology, ecology, hydrology, climatology, forestry, and botany.
Papers involving research results, new techniques of data acquisition or
analysis, and regional or subject-oriented reviews or syntheses are considered
Two primary categories of
scientific papers are considered. Articles should not exceed 5000 words,
or approximately 20 double-spaced typewritten pages, including tables,
references, and an abstract of 200 words or fewer. All manuscripts submitted as
Articles are reviewed by at least two referees. Research Reports,
which are usually reviewed by at least one outside referee, should not exceed
1500 words or include more than two figures. Research Reports address
technical developments, describe well-documented but preliminary research
results, or present findings for which the Article format is not
appropriate. Book or monograph Reviews of 500 words or less are also
Articles, Reports, and
Reviews are published only in English. Abstracts of the
or Reports may be printed in other languages if supplied by the author(s)
with English translations.
Submission Options for
Review Process (manuscripts to include page and line numbering):
Electronically submit one PDF file of the complete manuscript, including tables
and figures (or an MS-Word DOC file of text with files containing figures in
easily accessible formats such as PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF), and a separate file
containing the cover letter of transmittal to:
Submit four copies of the manuscript, including tables and legible copies of
figures, and cover letter to:
Editor, Tree-Ring Research
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
It would be helpful to
provide the names of 3 possible reviewers with their contact information (postal
and e-mail addresses, phone numbers) in your cover letter.
Follow the style and
format of recent issues as guides to organization, units of measurement,
abbreviations, and literature citation. Number all text lines consecutively.
Manuscripts must be typewritten and double-spaced throughout (including the
abstract, tables, captions, footnotes and references) on one side of
approximately 22 x 28 cm paper with margins of at least 2.5 cm. Tables and
figures should be at the end of the text. A separate title page should include the title, author(s),
affiliation(s) and mailing address(es). Include telephone numbers in the
letter of transmittal. The abstract should appear on a
separate page preceding the text. Number tables
consecutively using Arabic numerals; do not prepare tables with
lines or boxes. Type tables (including titles) and figure
captions separately and place them at the end of the manuscript.
Explanatory notes in tables should be numbered and referenced in
table titles or footnotes. All illustrations, whether line
drawings or photographs, are considered figures to be denoted by
Arabic numerals and cited consecutively in the text.
Supply one copy (not exceeding 22 x 28 cm) of each illustration
in a form suitable for photo-reproduction (TIFF and EPS formats
are acceptable alternatives for accepted papers).
Lettering should be large enough to allow 50% reduction.
Original line drawings, black-line positives on acetate, and
glossy prints are acceptable. Authors are responsible for
reading proofs carefully and noting all errors. Except for
corrections, alterations or additions must be kept to an
absolute minimum. Consult recent issues for other style
matters and proper reference format.
Additional detailed instructions to authors
should also be consulted prior to submission.
Manuscripts accepted to
TREE-RING RESEARCH will be assessed modest page charges according to the
following fee scale based on the number of published pages and the Tree-Ring
Society membership status of the first author:
a) $35/page ($45/page for
non-members) for the first 10 pages;
b) $50/page ($60/page
non-members) for pages 11-16;
c) $80/page for each page
beyond 16 regardless of membership.
The purpose of this fee is
not to pay directly for the costs of publishing any particular paper, but rather
to allow the Society to continue publishing TREE-RING RESEARCH on a reasonable
schedule, with equity among all members for access to its pages. A partial or
full waiver is available under extenuating circumstances. After notification of
acceptance, the author must document these circumstances by submitting one or
more of the following to support their case: (1) a letter from the author with
financial responsibility for the research project stating the financial
hardship, (2) a letter from a department chair or other financial officer of the
author's institution, stating that funding is not available to support page
charges, (3) a letter from an officer of the agency that funded the research
stating the funding for page charges was not provided, or (4) any other
documentation that the author(s) wish to submit in support of their request. The
request will be subsequently evaluated before the paper is printed to determine
if a full or partial waiver is merited.
issues of Tree-Ring Bulletin and Tree-Ring Research
also are available. Cost per issue varies depending on the volume
number. Many older issues are photocopies since the originals are out of
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For questions or comments, contact Peter M. Brown
(pmb [at] rmtrr.org)
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