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An internationally recognized technical publication for over 60 years, TAPPI Journal (TJ) publishes the latest and most relevant research on the forest products and related industries. A stringent peer-review process and distinguished editorial board of academic and industry experts set TAPPI Journal apart as a reliable source for impactful basic and applied research and technical reviews. 

Available at no charge to TAPPI members, each issue of TAPPI Journal features research in pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, nonwovens, converting, bioenergy, nanotechnology or other innovative cellulosic-based products and technologies. Publishing in TAPPI Journal delivers your research to a global audience of colleagues, peers and employers.

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TAPPI Journal has Joined the Open Access Movement

TAPPI Journal’s (TJ) modified Open Access (OA) publishing model improves the accessibility of its published articles, increases researcher engagement and makes research more visible. This new format helps researchers meet their funding and grant application requirements and potentially increase the number of citations. As in the past, the copyright remains with the author, and unlike other technical journals, TJ does not require a publication fee.

How does it work? For the first year after publication, TAPPI members will be able to download articles published in TJ for free as an exclusive member benefit and nonmembers can download the articles for a fee. On the one year anniversary of the issue’s publication, the articles will be accessible at no charge to everyone.

Follow TAPPI on Facebook and Twitter and watch for the #TJTBT posts where we shine the spotlight on some of TJ’s best OA content.

Watch this instructional video on how to search and filter specific TAPPI Journal Open Access articles.

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Benefits of Submitting to TAPPI Journal

If you are conducting research in pulping, papermaking, tissue, packaging, nonwovens, nanotechnology, biorefining or biofuels, here are the reasons that you (and your colleagues and/or students) should be submitting papers to TAPPI Journal:

Submit to TAPPI Journal  

    • High visibility: TJ publication makes your paper accessible to the global academic community. TAPPI’s robust communications network includes print, web-based, and email distribution, as well as third-party citation indexing.
    • Career enhancement: Our stringent peer-review process and distinguished Editorial Board means that TJ publication is an excellent way to gain attention from colleagues, peers, and current or future employers.

    • Author-focused: TJ’s Editorial Board members and peer reviewers – most of whom are TJ authors themselves – will work with you directly to ensure that your work is presented clearly and accurately, and we do not charge authors for publication. Information exchange is our association’s stated mission; by publishing your research in TJ, you become part of a legacy that has fostered our industry’s technological advancement for almost 100 years.

    • In addition, your paper could win the $2,000 Honghi Tran TAPPI Journal Best Paper Prize presented at PaperCon.

Benefits of Being a Peer Reviewer

While serving as a Peer Reviewer can take time, it offers many outstanding benefits for your career, including helping to build your reputation as an expert in your chosen field, and increasing your professional exposure by establishing relationships with reputable colleagues. In addition to adding to your knowledgebase, TJ submissions often provide a first-look into the latest research on processes and products in the pulp and paper industry, as well as related fields such as nanocellulose, biorefinery and nonwovens.

To learn more about becoming a Peer Reviewer, simply visit our Peer Reviewer page for more information. 

 Visit the TAPPI Journal submission page to learn more about submitting to TAPPI Journal, and for viewing author guidelines and style guides.