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List of forestry journals


List of forestry journals

This list includes representative academic, peer-reviewed journals in forestry, forest science and related fields. Included are several historic but still-publishing journals of forestry, traditional scientific forestry journals, and several newer, open-access journals. More than 180 forestry journals were being published in 2008.[1]


  • Historic and still publishing 1
  • Contemporary scientific 2
  • Open access 3
  • Defunct 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Historic and still publishing

Forestry journals established more than a century ago and still publishing include:

Contemporary scientific

Contemporary, peer-reviewed scientific journals of forestry include:

  • Agricultural and Forest Entomology
  • Agricultural and Forest Meteorology*
  • Agroforestry Systems
  • Applied Vegetation Science
  • Annales Forestales (Anali za Sumarstvo), Zagreb
  • Annals of Forest Research, Romania
  • Annals of Forest Science (formerly Annales des Sciences Forestières), France
  • Arboricultural Journal: The International Journal of Urban Forestry
  • Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
  • Australian Forestry
  • Baltic Forestry, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia[5]
  • Bosque, Chile
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research*
  • Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering
  • Dendrochronologia
  • East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal
  • Erdészeti Lapok (Forestry Journal), Hungary
  • European Journal of Forest Research
  • European Journal of Wood and Wood Products (formerly Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff), Germany
  • Fire Ecology
  • Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A - Forestry[6]
  • Forest Biometry, Modelling and Information Sciences
  • Forest Ecology and Management*
  • Forest History Today
  • Forest Pathology (formerly the European Journal of Forest Pathology)
  • Forest Policy and Economics[7]
  • Forest Products Journal
  • Forest Research Papers (formerly Lesne Prace Badawcze)[8]
  • Forest Science*
  • Forest@: Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Italy
  • Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research
  • Forestry Chronicle, Canada
  • Holzforschung: International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood, Germany
  • iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Italy
  • Indian Journal of Forestry
  • International Forestry Review*
  • International Journal of Forest Engineering
  • International Journal of Wildland Fire*
  • International Wood Products Journal
  • Irish Forestry
  • Journal of Arboriculture
  • Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University (JFFIU) (formerly Review of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul), est. 1951, Turkey.[9]
  • Journal of Forest Economics
  • Journal of Forest Research
  • Journal of Forest Science
  • Journal of Sustainable Forestry
  • Journal of Fujian College of Forestry, China
  • Journal of the Royal Forestry Society
  • Journal of Tropical Forestry
  • Journal of Vegetation Science*
  • Journal of Wood Science, Japan
  • Landscape and Urban Planning
  • Landscape Planning and Horticulture, Japan
  • New Forests
  • New Zealand Journal of Forestry
  • New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
  • New Zealand Journal of Forestry Conservation
  • Plant Ecology (formerly Vegetatio)*
  • Quarterly Journal of Forestry
  • Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
  • Scottish Forestry, Scotland
  • Small-scale Forestry
  • SDU Faculty of Forestry Journal, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
  • Silva Fennica, Finland (also open access)[10]
  • South African Forestry Journal
  • Studia Universitatis "Vasile Goldis" din Arad, Engineering Sciences and Agrotourism (Stiinte ingineresti si agroturism), Romania[11]
  • Tree Genetics and Genomes
  • Tree Physiology*
  • Trees: Structure and Function*
  • Unasylva
  • Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
  • Wood and Fiber Science
  • Wood Science and Technology

* Top 10 impact-ranked journals of forestry (Vanclay, 2008)

Open access

Open access forestry journals include:

  • Forests, "an open access journal of forestry and forest ecology," published by MDPI, based in Switzerland[12]
  • International Journal of Forest, Soil and Erosion, Iran[13]
  • International Journal of Forestry Research, "a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of forestry research," published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation, based in New York[14]
  • Journal of Forest and Livelihood, "documents and disseminates the insights, lessons and innovations taking place in socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of environmental governance and rural livelihoods in Nepal," published by ForestAction Nepal, in Nepal[15]
  • Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University (JFFIU) (formerly Review of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul), est. 1951, Turkey.[9]
  • The Open Forest Science Journal, "publishes research articles, reviews, letters and guest edited single topic issues in all areas of forest science," published by Bentham Science Publishers, based in Sharjah, U.A.E.; Oak Park, Illinois, USA; and Bussum, the Netherlands[16]


Forestry journals that have ceased publication or merged with other journals include:

  • Forest & Conservation History (1990-96), USA (merged into Environmental History)[17]
  • International Journal of Social Forestry, Indonesia
  • Journal of Forest History (1975-89), USA (renamed Forest & Conservation History)[17]
  • Forest Genetics, Slovakia
  • Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, USA (combined into Forest Science)
  • Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, USA (combined into Forest Science)
  • Western Journal of Applied Forestry, USA (combined into Forest Science)

See also


  1. ^ Vanclay (2008)
  2. ^ Revista Montes
  3. ^ Šumarski list
  4. ^  
  5. ^ websiteBaltic Forestry.
  6. ^ websiteFolia Forestalia Polonica
  7. ^ website, Elsevier.Forest Policy and Economics Accessed: September 11, 2013.
  8. ^ websiteForest Research Papers
  9. ^ a b [1]
  10. ^ Silva Fennica website. Accessed: October 30, 2013.
  11. ^ Studia Universitatis "Vasile Goldis" Arad. Accessed: June 18, 2013.
  12. ^ Forests -- Open Access Journal. Accessed: February 26, 2013.
  13. ^ International Journal of Forest, Soil and Erosion. Accessed: April 29, 2014.
  14. ^ .International Journal of Forestry Research Accessed: February 26, 2013.
  15. ^ "Journal of Forest and Livelihood." Accessed: February 26, 2013.
  16. ^ "The Open Forest Science Journal." Accessed: February 26, 2013.
  17. ^ a b The Forest History Society website. Accessed October 13, 2014.

External links

  • Forestry journal descriptions, FAO Forestry Information Centre
  • International Journal of Social Forestry, Indonesia (online archive)
  • "Journal rankings: forestry," Scimago Lab, 2011
  • "Journals ranked by impact: forestry,", March 4, 2010
  • "Major journals in forestry and related science," ForestryNepal (with links)
  • -index,"hVanclay, Jerome K. 2008. "Ranking journals of forestry using the Journal of Informetrics 2(4): 326-334.
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