Submit/Update Abstract

Submission Deadlines

March 31

Single and panel presentations; professional development seminars; and workshops.

August 31

Science flashes and posters.

2019 Abstract Submission Is Now Closed

Science Flashes

Science Flashes are short presentations, designed to showcase emerging research, unique management practices, policy applications, or collaborative efforts. Flashes will be limited to eight (8) minutes and eight (8) slides.


Each Symposium is an organized group of posters around a specific topic and displayed together in the poster area. Each poster author is assigned a specific time to attend the poster to describe the work and to answer questions.

Review Criteria 

Submissions relating to the convention theme are encouraged; however submissions are welcome on any of the many facets of forestry. Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria.


The thought/expression/concept should be reasonable and comprehensible.

Scientific Approach

The proposal should define the problem, hypothesis, methodology, application, results, analysis.

Practice of Forestry

The proposal should bridge the gap between science and decision making in the field of forest management.


The proposal should report preliminary or novel results on limited data sets or applications of existing methodologies to new areas.

Contemporary Topics

The proposal should be relevant to the convention or track themes, will appeal to a large number of attendees, and contribute to professional development.

All submissions must meet the first criterion and at least one of the other four criteria. Abstracts selected to be part of the program will be published as part of a special Journal of Forestry Convention Proceedings. By submitting an abstract you confer permission for SAF to publish this material, however copyright remains with the authors.

All authors are encouraged to submit a full paper to the Journal of Forestry or Forest Science. Paper submissions will follow the submission and review guidelines prescribed by each journal’s Editorial Policy. The publication of an accepted abstract in the conference proceedings does not guarantee future publication of the full article.