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Journal of Wood Science

Official Journal of the Japan Wood Research Society

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Featured Article

Cellulose and lignin purified from Metroxylon sagu palm fronds by a new technology with 2-methylanthraquinone cooking and peroxymonosulfuric acid bleaching
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The study explores using sago palm fronds (SPF) for eco-friendly high-purity cellulose production. It employs prehydrolysis, soda cooking with 2-methylanthraquinone (MAQ) as a green additive, and totally chlorine-free (TCF) bleaching. Optimal conditions of prehydrolysis at 150°C for 3 hours, followed by soda-MAQ cooking at 160°C for 1.5 hours with 0.03% MAQ and 23% active alkali, produce high-purity cellulose with desirable properties. The soda-MAQ method excels in delignification, improving pulp yields and reducing kappa numbers. Additionally, lignin recovery holds potential for biorefinery applications.
(Article published on 9 April 2024)

Featured Article

One-pot Eucalyptus globulus wood fractionation in acid-catalyzed mixtures of water and 1-pentanol: an optimization study

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Eucalyptus globulus wood underwent processing using a mixture of 1-pentanol, water, and diluted acid catalyst. Response Surface Methodology assessed the effects of variables like 1-pentanol proportion, catalyst charge, and temperature on wood solubilization and phase composition. Statistical optimization identified optimal conditions, achieving extensive lignin and hemicellulose removal with good cellulose selectivity. Enzymatic hydrolysis yielded near-complete conversion, confirming 1-pentanol's potential for Eucalyptus globulus wood-based biorefineries.
(Research published on 2 April 2024)

Aims and scope

The Journal of Wood Science is the official journal of the Japan Wood Research Society. This journal provides an international forum for the exchange of knowledge and the discussion of current issues in wood and its utilization. The journal publishes original articles on basic and applied research dealing with the science, technology, and engineering of wood, wood components, wood and wood-based products, and wood constructions. Articles concerned with pulp and paper, fiber resources from non-woody plants, wood-inhabiting insects and fungi, wood biomass, and environmental and ecological issues in forest products are also included. In addition to original articles, the journal publishes review articles on selected topics concerning wood science and related fields. The editors welcome the submission of manuscripts from any country.

Information for authors

The Journal of Wood Science is the official journal of the Japan Wood Research Society. 
The Society offers partial sponsorship of Journal’s APC for its members publishing papers in this journal. 

Member authors are able to request this support during the post-acceptance process. There is no need to submit institution code at the time of manuscript submission.  During submission please 'agree to pay APC list price' to proceed, and request for discount afterwards.

*those authors who were offered special APC coverage by the editor or the society should follow instruction from the editor on how to request the coverage.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.5
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.098
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.515

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 18
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 119

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 662,652
    Altmetric mentions: 62

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Journal of Wood Science is affiliated with The Japan Wood Research Society.

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