Aims and scope

CERNE is a Brazilian journal that publishes forest science articles. It is affiliated with the Federal University of Lavras/Brazil, which has been our publisher since 1992. Our goal is to disseminate the latest research findings to anyone interested in plantations or natural forests. Our articles cover topics such as silviculture, forest management, forest ecology, and wood science and technology. We invite authors to challenge themselves and present new technologies and innovative ideas. We value clear hypotheses, methods, and social benefits of forest uses. Our documents (manuscripts, reviews, published articles) are securely stored in our institutional database (Repository policy). We are an international journal that accepts only English manuscripts.


Our peer-review process is double-blind and guarantees high-quality standards before acceptance. Our editors are experienced and helpful in enhancing the authors’ work.

Open access

We offer open access to all our articles, meaning that anyone can read and download them for free. We do not charge any fees or article processing charges (APC) to our authors or readers. We also encourage the use of social media to share and promote our publications.

Licensing and Copyright

The published articles are freely distributed among researchers and social media, and all Authors transfer the copyright to Cerne. The research findings can also be used in classroom teaching, conferences, dissertations/theses, and other applications without any restriction. We strongly recommend citing the article to reach a wider audience. The Author also declares that the work is original and free of plagiarism. The authors agree with the publication and are responsible for the accuracy of the information.

The articles published have a creative commons attribution licence (CC BY) and anyone are welcome to:

  1. Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially.
  2. Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  3. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

    Under the following terms:

    1. Attribution - You must give appropriate credit , provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made . You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
    2. No additional restrictions - You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits;


You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation .

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Journal Indexing



We have used a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) service. The DOI system provides a technical and social infrastructure for the registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers. This id number tracks the metadata of an article for wide share on digital networks. 


We encourage all authors to visit the website of Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) project, which is a global and not-for-profit organization. The ORCID number is a unique, persistent identifier for individuals to use that connects research with their contributions across disciplines, borders, and articles.

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