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The aim of the journal is to publish high quality articles and reviews on all aspects of research, practice and policy that inform and promote the sustainable management of forests and trees.


The journal is inclusive of all subjects, geographical zones and study locations, including trees in urban environments, plantations and natural forests. We welcome papers that consider economic, environmental and social factors and, in particular, studies that take an integrated approach to sustainable management. In considering suitability for publication, attention is given to the originality of contributions and their likely impact on policy and practice, as well as their contribution to the development of knowledge.

Special Issues - each year one edition of Forestry will be a Special Issue and will focus on one subject in detail; this will usually be by publication of the proceedings of an international meeting.

The Silvicultural Prize

This Prize is awarded annually to the author(s) of the best paper published in Forestry on the subject of silviculture, as defined below, during the preceding three years. It can also be awarded to an individual or team for a consistently high standard of papers over a period of five to ten years. In making the award preference is given to papers describing the results of original research in silviculture and to original contributions to the theory and practice of silviculture. For purposes of the award 'silviculture' is defined as the theory and practice of controlling the establishment, composition and growth of forests and shall include the relationship of tree growth to environmental and economic factors and the effects on tree growth of other plants, micro-organisms, insects, birds and other animals.

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Year Impact Factor Si: Forestry
2015 1.921 13 out of 66
2014 2.093 10 out of 65
2013 1.865 12 out of 64
2012 1.677 12 out of 60
2011 1.337 20 out of 59
2010 1.460 12 out of 54
2009 1.418 13 out of 46
2008 1.472 12 out of 39
2007 0.909 15 out of 39
2006 0.847 18 out of 35

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.


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Forest Products Abstracts
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