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Instructions for authors  
Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal is published four times a year, in March, June, September and December 

We publish full papers, communications and reviews in the fields of science and technology of wood constituents, pulp and paper, including new fiber-based materials, by-products from pulping processes, biorefining and energy issues.

All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Only original manuscripts not scheduled for publication elsewhere will be considered for publication.

Full papers should present new significant results that have not been previously published. Extensions on work that has appeared in print in short form such as a Communication or a Conference abstract may also be acceptable.

Reviews should be summaries of recent advances in the fields they cover with a critical selection of references.

Short communications should present novel work that is of such importance and interest that rapid publication is desirable. Note the instructions for submission of a communication below.  
Open access 
NPPRJ authors have two options to publish their articles:

Gold Open Access: Articles are available for free to both subscribers and other readers immediately after publication on the NPPRJ website. A Gold Open Access publication fee is payable by authors or their research funder. The Gold open access publication fee is 1100 €.

For details, click “Gold Open Access Publication agreement” below.

Green Open Access: iArticles are available for free to subscribers. 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 (e.g. university archives) after an embargo period of 12 months after publication in a full issue of NPPRJ . There is no fee for Green open access.

For details, click “Publication agreement” below

Authors need to make the choice of publication mode and sign the appropriate publication agreement when the manuscript is accepted for publication. Articles will be published on the NPPRJ website as soon as they have been finally edited and, in the case of Gold Open Access, the publication fee has been paid. 
« Open_access_GOLD_form2017.pdf »
« Open_access_GREEN_form2017.pdf »
Manuscript preparation and submission 
The paginated manuscript should be submitted by e-mail: as a Word-file or pdf.

You are welcome to use the npprj article template (see link below) but for submitting a manuscripts, this is not required. However, should the manuscript be considered for publication, authors will have to transfer the manuscript to npprj template as revision is made according to reviewers comments.

Suggest at least three reviewers.

In case of submitting Short communications, these should be as brief as possible, nomally restricted to one printed page. Brief details of key experiment may be given, but lengthy introductions, discussion and conjecture as well as extensive experimental details and descriptions of routine procedures should not be included. More extensive evidence deemed necessary as an aid for the reviewers in their assessment of their work can be supplied separately. Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum and will be published only if they are essential to understanding the Short communication.

Manuscript template example: 
« NPPRJtemplate_Word-2017.pdf »
« NPPRJtemplate_Word-2017.doc »
English language 
The manuscript must be in English and linguistically correct. Either American or British spelling may be used, the use of either should be consistent. Extensive use of not generally accepted acronyms should be avoided. 
4-8 adequate keywords should be given. The combo list shown under the ''Advanced search'' function on the NPPRJ Web Site may be used as a guide to appropriate keywords. 
The Abstract or Summary at the beginning of the paper should be informative, not merely indicative. It should briefly state the purpose of the work, significant results and conclusions. The lenght of the summay should not exceed 200 words. Abbreviations should be avoided. 
Addresses (including e-mail addresses) at the time of publication should be given for each author in a special note after the Summary. Also specify Corresponding author. 
ADDRESS(ES) OF THE AUTHOR(S): Rickard Granevald ( and Lars S. Nilsson ( Karlstad University, Department of Chemical Engineering, SE-651 88 Karlstad, Sweden. Stig Stenström ( Lund University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Box 124, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden. Corresponding author: Rickard Granevald. 
The IMRAD format 
We urge the authors to follow the IMRAD principle (Introduction, Materials/Methods, Results And Discussion) whenever this is possible. 
Scope of the problem investigated. Review of pertinent literature. Method of investigation. State the aim of the work. 
Materials and Methods 
Give full details of all the experiments, so that they can be repeated. Results should not be reported here. 
Representative data should be presented. Methods should not be described here. 
Discuss interpretation of results, principles and relationships, and connections to previously published research work. 
The significance of the work, Conclusions, should be presented at the end of the discussion in a separate section. Note that Conclusions are not the same thing as Summary. 
Special information, which impedes the flow of the paper can be given as an Appendix. 
In artwork, chemical structures and graphs the lines must be sufficiently heavy and letters and symbols sufficiently large to be readily legible also when their size is reduced to the one in the printed article. For text and numbers in figures and axis titles, use a typeface sans serif , for example, Arial, Helvetica, Trebuchet MS or Verdana. Note that the width of a column in NPPRJ is 82 mm. Units used in diagrams should be given on the axes. The magnification of photomicrographs must be indicated, for example by a size bar. 3D figures should be avoided. The minimum resolution of pictures must be 300 dpi (no smaller than 10 cm width). Illustrations, figures, graphs etc. are accepted in colour or black/white. 
Symbols and units 
The international system of symbols and units (SI system) should be used throughout. Particular attention must be paid to the correct positioning in equations of subscripts, superscripts and mathematical signs. All symbols used in equations must be explained in the text or in a separate list of symbols. Each equation should be presented on a separate line and should be numbered. Long equations should be divided in order to fit into a column. The size of exponents and indices in equations should be 50% of the main letter. Use only Arabic numerals. 
Name-year system for literature citations 
References in the running text are identified by means of the author(s) name(s), followed by the year of publication, all written within parentheses. If there are three or more authors, the first name followed by "et al." is given.
(Mao, Hartler 1992; Horvath et al. 2006).
If a reference is given in a running sentence write the year of publication within parentheses directly after the author(s).
It was shown by Horvath et al. (2006) that...
If there are several publications by the same author(s) during one year, enumerate them by lower-case letters after the year, for example, 2005a, 2005b etc.
All references should be listed at the end of the article under heading "Literature" in alphabetic order according to the first author.

References to articles in periodicals should include the author’s name, year of publication, title of paper, abbreviated title of journal*, volume number, issue number, page numbers.
Mao, B. and Hartler, N. (1992): Improved modified kraft cooking, Nord. Pulp Paper Res. J. 7(4), 168-173.
Horvath, A.E., Lindström, T. and Laine, J. (2006): On the indirect polyelectrolyte titration of cellulosic fibers, Langmuir 22(2), 824-830.

Use abbreviations of journal titles; see e.g.
Please note the following abbreviations: 
Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal: Nord. Pulp Paper Res. J.
Journal of Pulp and Paper Science: J. Pulp Paper Sci.
Paperi ja Puu: Paperi Puu
Pulp and Paper Canada: Pulp Paper Mag. Can. From 1975 Pulp Paper Can.
Tappi: Tappi. From 1983 Tappi J.
Svensk Papperstidning 
References to unpublished work or literature not available to the general reader, or only submitted for publication, are not allowed. References to articles and other publications that are "Accepted for publication" are allowed with an appropriate indication of where they are to be published. 
References to books should include the authors name, year of publication, book title, publisher, place of publication, first and last page numbers (if reference to whole book is not intended).
Walling, C. (1976): Free Radicals in Solution, Wiley, New York, pp. 3-12. 
References to articles in edited collections should include the authors name, year of publication, article title, editors name, title of collection, publisher, place of publication, first and last page numbers.
Uesaka, T. (1984): Determination of fiber-fiber bond properties, In: Mark, R. E. (ed.), Handbook of Physical and Mechanical Testing of Paper and Paperboard, Marcel Dekker Inc. New York, pp. 379-402. 
References to articles in conference proceedings should include the authors name, year of publication, article title, editors name (if any), title of proceedings, place and date of conference, publisher, place of publication, first and last page numbers.
Giertz, H. W. and Rødland, G. (1979): Elongation of segments bonds in the secondary regime of the load/elongation curve, Int. Paper Physics Conf., Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada, September 17-19, 1979, CPPA, Montreal, Canada, pp.129-136. 
References to dissertations or reports should include the authors name, year of publication, title dissertation or report, institution, location of institution.
Retulainen, E. (1997): The Role of Fibre Bonding in Paper Properties, Ph.D. Thesis, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland. 
References to patents should include patent owner, year, title of patent, patent number, date of issue 
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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.
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