A recommender manages preprint evaluation. Their role is very similar to that of a journal editor (handling preprints, finding reviewers, collecting reviews, editorial decisions based on reviews), with the article eventually being recommended (or not) after several rounds of reviews. PCI Forest and Wood Sciences recommenders can recommend up to five articles per year. They are expected to comply with the code of conduct of PCI Forest and Wood Sciences, are eligible for selection as a member of the Managing Board for a period of two years, and can propose the nomination of new recommenders to the Managing Board. See the PCI Forest and Wood Sciences Guidelines for Recommenders for more information on the key roles and responsibilities.

Interested in becoming a recommender at PCI Forest and Wood Sciences?

Please contact a current recommender in your field and ask them to nominate you to the managing board or send us an email: We generally select people who are post PhD, conduct independent research, and have at least a handful of first author articles (to ensure people have some experience with the publishing process). PCI has signed the Joint Statement of Principles of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication, and we at PCI Forest and Wood Sciences fully support this. We aim to have strong representation across fields of research, geographic regions, genders, and in other areas where some groups of people have been traditionally underrepresented in academia. 
There is no minimum time commitment. When submitting, authors suggest recommenders, who then receive automated invitations. Recommenders can choose to accept, decline, or ignore invitations to handle the evaluation of these preprints depending on their schedule.



Ricardo ALIADpt. Forest Ecology and Genetics, INIA, Madrid, Spain
Tancrède ALMÉRASLaboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil, CNRS, Montpellier, France
Laurent AUGUSTOISPA, INRAE, Villenave d'Ornon, France
Eric BADELORCID_LOGOPIAF, INRAE, Clermont Ferrand, France
Jürgen BAUHUSChair of Silviculture, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Oliver BRENDELSilva, INRAE, Nancy, France
Guillaume CHARRIERUMR PIAF, INRAE, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Hervé COCHARDPIAF, INRAE, Clermont-Auvergne University, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Catherine COLLETSilva, INRAE, Champenoux, France
Etienne COUTURIERNone, None, None, None
Jana DLOUHANone, INRAE, Nancy, France
Erwin DREYERORCID_LOGOUMR Silva (Inrae, UL, AgroParisTech), INRAE, Champenoux, France
Sylvain DUPIREUR LESSEM, INRAE, Grenoble, France
Bruno FADYURFM, INRAE, Avignon, France
Paulo FERNANDESCiências Florestais e Arquitetura Paisagista, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
Régis FICHOTLaboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures (LBLGC), Université d'Orléans, INRA USC 1328, Orléans, France
Meriem FOURNIERUMR SILVA, Université de Lorraine, INRAE, Nancy, France
Christophe FRANCOISESE - Ecophysiologie Végétale, CNRS - Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
Serge GARCIAORCID_LOGOBureau for Economic Theory and Applications (BETA), INRAE, Nancy, France
Barry GARDINERInstitut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée, Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée, Cestas, France
Pauline GARNIER-GÉRÉBIOGECO, INRAE, F-33610, Cestas, France
Joseph GRILInstitut Pascal, CNRS, Univ Clermont-Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Matti HAAPANENORCID_LOGOProduction Systems, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Félix HARTMANNPIAF, INRAE, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Stephane HERBETTEUMR PIAF, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Patrick HEURETBotany and Modelling of Plant Architecture and Vegetation (AMAP), INRAE, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment , Montpellier, France
Valentin JOURNÉURFM, INRAE, Avignon, France
Annegret KOHLERUMR IAM, INRAE, Champenoux, France
Benoit LAURENTSPE, INRAE, Bordeaux, France
Jean-michel LEBANBEF, INRAE, Champenoux, France
Myriam LEGAYUMR SILVA, AgroParisTech, Nancy, France
John LHOTKAForestry and Natural Resources, University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States of America
Antonello LOBIANCOBETA - Bureau d'Économie Théorique et Appliquée, AgroParisTech, Nancy, France
Rosana LÓPEZGrupo de Investigación Sistemas Naturales e Historia Forestal (Natural Systems and Forest History), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Benoit MARÇAISUMR1136 Interactions arbres/microorganismes, INRAE-Nancy, INRAE, Nancy, France
Remy MARCHALLaBoMaP, Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology, Cluny, France
Nicolas MARTINURFM, INRAE, Avignon, France
Francis MARTINLab of Excellence ARBRE, INRAE, Champenoux, France
José Ramón MARTÍNEZ BATLLEFacultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jordi MARTÍNEZ VILALTAEcoPhys, CREAF & Autonomous Univ. Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Belinda MEDLYNmine, HIE, Sydney, Australia
Céline MEREDIEUBiogeco - UEFP, INRAE, Bordeaux, France
Cedric MONTEROLaboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil (LMGC), University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Mathieu PÉTRISSANSLERMAB, Université de Lorraine, Epinal, France
Cyrille RATHGEBERSilva, INRAE, Champenoux, France
Sabine ROSNERAG Ecophysiology of Plants, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
Aurélien SALLÉLaboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures, Université d'Orléans, Orléans, France
Marcus SCHAUBForest Dynamics, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Rodnay SORMANIUL/INRAE UMR1136 IAM, université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Metodi SOTIROVChair of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Hanna SUSIOrganismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Caroline TEYSSIERBioForA, INRAé, Orléans Cedex, France
Bernard THIBAUTLaboratoire de mécanique et génie civil LMGC, CNRS, Montpellier, France
José M. TORRES-RUIZPIAF Unit , INRAE, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Georg WINKELBonn Office, European Forest Institute, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Bernhard (bernd) ZELLERBEF, INRAE, Nancy, France