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The Society's peer-reviewed journal Tree-Ring 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. A full list of all issues and articles also is here.

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 for publication.

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 considered. 

Articles, Reports, and Reviews are published only in English.  Abstracts of the Articles 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):

PREFERRED- 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: editor@treeringsociety.org

ALTERNATIVELY- 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
Building 58
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.

Hardcopy back 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 print:
Volume no.
Price each
Price each
1 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 43
44 to current
For ordering, please contact:

4624 Foothills Drive
Loveland, CO 80537 USA

For questions or comments, contact Peter M. Brown (pmb [at] rmtrr.org)
Last update: 5 March 2015
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