PRO LIGNO online version ISSN 2069-7430  
Dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Faculty of Wood Engineering in Brasov





Personal Data Protection

In May 2016, the European Union approved a new data privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies to all organizations that collect the personal data of EU citizens. Because the personal data of the authors (name, surname, affiliation, institution address, e-mail) are part of the editing format of scientific articles in PRO LIGNO journal, with full-text online coverage on the journal's website, when they submit a manuscript for publication in PRO LIGNO journal, the authors are expressing automatically their agreement to the online publishing of these data, as well as to their processing by the editorial board of PRO LIGNO journal (for review; storage during review process; archiving - for an indefinite period for the accepted papers, respectively for one week - for the rejected papers, these periods being calculated starting from the date when the editor-in-chief transmits the decision to the authors).

Author responsibility

The authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public. It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to PRO LIGNO Journal are written with ethical standards in mind, concerning plagiarism or duplicate publication. It is unethical for authors to submit multiple similar manuscripts for publication at a time. It is also unethical for authors to submit a manuscript that has already been published or is in the process of review elsewhere. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and its authors will be banned from publishing in PRO LIGNO. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises.

Plagiarism Definition and Context

Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action. Plagiarism may constitue the following:
       - Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
       - Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (for example from conference proceedings) where proper reference was given for the original text.
The Editorial Board of PRO LIGNO will place any plagiarism-related investigation at high priority and will take appropriate action as needed.

To screen plagiarism, PRO LIGNO uses the software entitled SISTEM ANTIPLAGIAT ( ), purchased for 2016-2017 by Transilvania University of Brasov under contract Nr.7456/05.07.2016.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. Authors must state all funding sources that have supported the work.


PRO LIGNO it is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge to any user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

As an author, you retain rights for a large number of author uses, including use by your employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from Editor. These include:

  • the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to full texts of the articles;
  • the right to present the journal article at a meeting or conference;
  • the right to include the journal article, in full or in part, in a thesis or dissertation;
  • patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the journal article;
  • the right to use the journal article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of works of the author;
  • the right to prepare other derivative works, to extend the journal article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, as long as they properly cite the original source of information.


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