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Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal  
A research journal on
sustainable utilization of forest bioresources

Impact Factor 1.354
Supports Open Access
NPPRJ publishes peer-reviewed articles in the field of pulp and paper science of direct relevance to the forest products industry and of the highest possible scientific quality, with emphasis on the on-going rapid changes in research and development of commodities and advanced forest products.

Printed issues of Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal are published four times a year, in March, June, September and December. Edited versions of papers accepted for publication are published on the NPPRJ website as soon as possible

Original manuscripts not scheduled for publication elsewhere in the fields of science and technology of wood or bio-mass constituents, pulp and paper, including new fiber-based materials, by-products from pulping processes, biorefining and energy issues will be considered for publication. All manuscripts are peer reviewed by well-known scientists in accordance with common scientific practice.

Manuscripts may be submitted by authors from any country.

Please note: From January, 2018, NPPERJ is published by the publishing company De Gruyter, Please move to for further information. Also, new manuscripts should be submitted to

Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, NPPRJ
ISSN (print) 0283-2631
ISSN (online) 2000-0669  
NPPRJ as an Open Access Journal 
All articles published since the start of NPPRJ (see the Archive) are freely available to subscribers immediately after publication on the website. Articles with Gold Open Access (see the Archive) are freely available to the public immediately after publication on the website. Other articles may be purchased by credit card as a pdf file, to be downloaded within 24 h after ordering, at a price of 22 EUR per article. (Value added tax, VAT, may apply depending on your location. The VAT is added at payment logout.). Such articles that have Green Open Access, i.e. authors may share articles on their personal non-commerical homepage immediately after publication on the NPPRJ website and download them to non-commercial hosting platforms one year after publication in a full issue of NPPRJ.
Authors may purchase Gold Open Access to individual articles.
There is no fee for publication with Green Open Access
For details, select Instructions for authors 
Most cited NPPRJ articles 
Determination of hemicelluloses and pectins in wood and pulp fibres by acid methanolysis and gas chromatograph
by Anna Sundberg, Kenneth Sundberg, Camilla Lillandt and Bjarne Holmbom
Volume 11, Issue 4, pp. 216-219+226, Published 1996
317 citations

Studies on topochemical modification of cellulosic fibres
Part 1. Chemical conditions for the attachment of carboxymethyl cellulose onto fibres
by Janne Laine, Tom Lindström, Gunborg Glad Nordmark and Gunnel Risinger
Volume 15, Issue 5, pp. 520-526, Published 2000
137 citations

The use of microfibrillated cellulose produced from kraft pulp as strength enhancer in TMP paper
by Øyvind Eriksen, Kristin Syverud, and Øyvind Eriksen
Volume 23, Issue 3, pp. 299-304, Published 2008
128 citations 
Most cited article published in 2016 
Phosphorylated nanofibrillated cellulose: Production and properties
by Ali Naderi, Tom Lindström, Christoph F. Weise, Göran Flodberg, Jonas Sundström, Kristina Junel, Johan Erlandsson, and AnneMarie Runebjörk
Volume 31, Issue 1, pp. 20-29
(5 citations) 
Most cited article published in 2015 
Ioncell-F: A High-strength regenerated cellulose fibre
by Herbert Sixta, Anne Michud, Lauri Hauru, Shirin Asaadi, Yibo Ma, Alistair W.T. King, Ilkka Kilpeläinen, and Michael Hummel 
Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 43-57
(27 citations) 
Most cited article published in 2014 
Auto-catalyzed acidic desulfation of cellulose nanocrystals
Stephanie Beck and Jean Bouchard
Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 6-14
(18 citations)

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NPPRJ was founded by the Swedish Association of Pulp and Paper Engineers (SPCI) in 1986. From 2013 NPPRJ is owned by Mid Sweden University (MiUN), Sundsvall and run as a project by MiUn, Chalmers University of Technology, Karlstad University, Royal Institute of Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Aalto University, Åbo Akademi University, Lappeenranta University of Technology and University of Oulu. The website is managed by Foritec AB, Sweden.
Aalto University
Åbo Akademi
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT)
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University of Oulu
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ISSN (print) 0283-2631 | ISSN (online) 2000-0669
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