Open Access, copyright and licensing policy

The Austrian Journal of Forest Science (hereafter “AJFS”) is an open access journal edited by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and the Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape and published by Österreichischer Agrarverlag (hereafter “Publisher”). All articles published in the AJFS (hereafter “Articles”) shall be publicly available on the Internet according to the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 attribution - share alike licence.

The Author retains the copyright of their Article. The Publisher has the right to publish the Articles and keep them available for the public in any current or future publishing format. Publisher may also transfer publishing rights and/or maintenance of the AJFS website to others who respect the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

AJFS accepts deposition of the final, edited Publisher's Version of Record of the article in other repositories, e.g. personal, institutional, or professional if the repository respects the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence. The Author has the right to deposit the Author’s Accepted Manuscript to any external repository. If the manuscript has been published as a preprint, the preprint should be amended with information on the publication of the final version in the AJFS. All articles deposited in an external repository must include a full bibliographic reference to the Article published in the AJFS, including DOI, and a mention on the publication with CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.