International Forest, & Environmental Development

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Vision

Vision

IFED Publishing has a basic concept: power is acquired through knowledge and innovation. A better future needs leaders that will acquire the power through innovation and create new ways so that things can be done differently and better. Our world today is facing different crisis (climate change and environment, high demography, migration, extreme poverty of the poorest, inequalities and exploitation, racism, terrorism) and need solutions that come from knowledge, innovation and transformation. Our mission at IFED Publishing is to provide the best ideas and information that will help to better understand and protect our environment and create solutions to its complex problems. We elevate voices of change that focus attention on sustainable solutions. Therefore, our objectives are to:

  • Transfer scientific knowledge and original ideas to a wider audience;
  • Contribute to reflections on current issues such as climate change mitigation, sustainable development;
  • Contribute to innovation and new technologies for sustainable development of rural areas and cities in development countries;

Approach

Approach

IFED publishing receive manuscripts at the final stage and do not expect major changes in the content. Our editors and reviewers refine the content of the manuscript with author’s approval so that the final result is clear, strong, and accessible. We accept:

  • Exceptional BSc thesis, MSc thesis and PhD thesis that focus on solutions on our key areas of intervention
  • Original ideas, monographs from researchers and professors, proceedings of conferences, etc.
    IFED publishing bring ideas to life through workshops, webinars, outreach, and events that bring our authors and their views into conversation with people who can put them into action.

    IFED publishing program areas are:

  • Forest Resources Management, Ecosystems, conservation, biodiversity and REDD+
  • Environment and Climate Change Mitigation
  • Agriculture
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Engineering and technology for climate change mitigation
  • Sustainable development
  • Innovation and new technologies for the development of rural areas and cities

Language of publication

Language of publication

IFED Publishing publishes original manuscripts in English and French. However, on demand of authors and the market, our books can be translated into other languages.

For authors

For authors

Why writing a book?

These are some consideration that may help you decide writing a book:

  • You need to bring together many years of effort, research and reading into a single work contributing to the collective scientific knowledge.
  • You need to communicate your ideas and findings to other students and researchers around the world.
  • You need to establish yourself as an expert in your field of research or your chosen topic.

When the aforementioned considerations are met, you may ask yourself if you are well qualified for your topic and also if there is a market for your book. It is also important to consider what title will best sell your ideas.

Manuscript preparation

Manuscript preparation

The manuscript of your book needs to be structured as follows:
Beginning of the book: The beginning of the book needs to be organized as follow:

  • Title page,
  • Dedication (optional),
  • Foreword (optional),
  • Preface (optional),
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Tables (optional)
  • List of figures (optional)
  • List of abbreviations (optional).
  • Main body: The main body of the book comprises all the chapters including the figures, tables and references. It can be grouped as needed in parts.
  • End of the book: The end of the book which is optional is constituted by appendices, glossary, and index.

Beginning of the book

Beginning of the book

  • The title page provide the book title and subtitle and list all author names (for contributed books, the editor names) and their affiliations. It is also important to ensure that the sequence of the author names is correct and the title of the book is final when you submit your manuscript. You should also provide the email addresses and telephone numbers and in case of multiple authors or editors, clearly indicate the corresponding author or editor.
  • The preface (optional) tells about the book, why it is written, for who and its organization; it is neither an abstract nor an introduction.
    A foreword (optional) usually written by an authority on the subject, serves as a recommendation of the book. The name and affiliation of the authority should be included.
  • The table of contents precedes the content of a book. It Lists and include pages of all parts, chapters, and other materials at the end of the book such appendix, index.
  • List of Tables and of figures (optional) follow the table of content and list of the tables and the figures appearing in the main body of the book with page numbering.
  • List of abbreviations (optional) may be very helpful if abbreviations and special symbols are scattered throughout the text.

Main body

Main body

  • The main body constitutes the content of the book, including text, figures, tables, and references. It can be grouped together in parts with two or many chapters in each part. It starts with an executive summary that summarizes all the content of the book, and then follows an introduction (historical background, definitions, methodology). It is optional to have a summary for each chapter of the book. If the book comprises abstracts in each chapter, it should be of 150 – 200 words.
  • Heading levels should be clearly identified and each level should be uniquely and consistently formatted and/or numbered. We recommend using numerical system of numbering for your headings
  • Terminology and Abbreviations. Technical terms and abbreviations should be defined the first time they appear in the text. It is recommended using internationally accepted signs and symbols for units, such as SI units. A list of abbreviations or glossary is advised if the manuscript contains a large number of abbreviations,
  • Formatting. We recommend using Times New Roman size 12 for typing the text. Italics should be used to emphasize words or phrases in a text, but not for an entire paragraph. Use also italics for genus and species names, mathematical/physical variables. Bold should only be used for headings and for emphasis on some words in the text.
  • Footnotes should be used if necessary to provide some details in some words at the end of the page. It should not be reference citation and should not contain figures, tables, bibliographic details of a reference.
  • Equations. Use the Math function or Microsoft Equation Editor to create and insert your equations, into your text file. If applicable, number your equations as they appear in the text.
  • Tables. Each table should have a caption and if necessary the source of the table, The tables should be numbered consecutively using the chapter number (e.g. Table 2.1) for the first table in Chap. 2 and ensure that all tables are cited properly in order. Please, use the table function to create and format tables. The caption of the tables should appear at the beginning of each table and the tables should be inserted at the right position in the text.
  • Figures. Each figure should have a caption and if applicable its source, The figures should be numbered consecutively using the chapter number (e.g. Figure 2.1) for the first figure in Chap. 2 and ensure that all figures are cited properly in order. Please, use the figure function to create and format figures. The caption of the figures should appear at the end of each figure and the figures should be inserted at the right position in the text. Color figures will appear in color in the eBook but may be printed in black and white. Do not refer to color in the captions in that case, and make sure that the figures and associated messages will still be visible if converted to black and white. You can test it by printing in black and white your color illustrations. You should ensure consistency by using similar sizing and lettering for similar figures and adjust them to fit in the page or place them at the centre of the line.
  • References. References should be cited in the text with author name(s) and year of publication in parentheses. Refer to the examples below for citation within the main body:
    – One author: (Jones 2001) or Jones (2001)
    – Two authors: (Jones and Mikes 2012) or Jones and Mikes (2012)
    – Three authors or more: (Jones et al. 2013) or Jones et al. (2013)
    A reference list should be added at the end of each chapter if the book is an edited book with different contributing authors for each chapter or if single or multiple authors for the entire book opt. for this format. Otherwise, the reference list should appear at end of the book. Include in the reference list all works that are cited in the text that have been published (including on the Internet), accepted for publication. Mention in the text only, personal communications and unpublished works. References should be listed alphabetically and sorted chronologically. Use a reference style with reference software to ensure consistence in the reference citation. Otherwise, we recommend using the reference citation below for your reference list:
  • Reference to a Journal:
    Lastname, A. and Lastname, B. 2012. Article title. Abbr. Journal Title 10, 100-150.
    Donald, B.D. and Cheick, D.C. 2004. Forest degradation in Ghana. Can. J. For. Res. 65, 332–346.
  • Reference to a Book
    Lastname, A. 2012 Book Title. Edn. Publisher name, 600pp.
    John, T.E., Graham, H.N., Dieupeu, T.A. and Chamber, C. 2013. Influence of soil processes on Climate Change. 2nd edn. Blackwell, 596 pp
  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    Mate, F.M. 1986. Modelling stand dynamics in various forest types in the world. In: Forest of the World. B.T. Djomo and B.A. Hans (eds). Wiley, pp. 178–199.
  • Reference to a website:
    Climate research. 2004. Effect of precipitation change on the present climate. http://www.ifer.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Synopsis-of-the-book-Fores-ecosystems.pdf . (accessed on 26 June, 2008).
  • Other references
    FAO. 2014. State of the World’s Forests 2003. Rome, Italy.
    Anonymous. 2012. Influence of thinning systems in tree growth. Forestry Commission, Aberystwyth.
    Zapfa, J.D. 1998. The timbers of tree savannah. Forestry Commission Bulletin No. 91. HMSO.
    Tatum, G., John, J.P., Willy, M.S., Graham, H.P., Parket, J.D. and Jones, D.C. 2005. Assessing tree volume and biomass with remote sensing techniques. Eur. J. For. Res. (in press).

End of the book

End of the book

  • The end of the book (optional) can be constituted of appendix and index.
    Appendix: If necessary, put in this section all additional information on the topics explored in the contents of the book.
  • Index: An index (optional) lists all words or short phrases and their locations in the main body of the book, selected by the author as being relevant and of interest to possible readers of the book. It is useful to use index function as you write your text.

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