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Forests 2014, 5(1), 206-213; doi:10.3390/f5010206

Forests: An International and Interdisciplinary Scientific Open Access Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief of Forests, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, P.O. Box 110410, 118 Newins-Ziegler Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410, USA
Received: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 17 January 2014 / Published: 21 January 2014
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Forests was established to provide comprehensive coverage on the ecology, conservation and management of forests, with the first issue published in March 2010. As an international and multi-disciplinary journal, Forests has provided a forum for publishing process–based and applied scholarly articles that span the technological, environmental, cultural, economic, and social realm associated with the management, use, conservation, and understanding of forested ecosystems. By all accounts, Forests is well poised toward becoming a premier publication outlet in this diverse field of study. In its short tenure, Forests received its first Impact Factor in 2013 (1.094—Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/Web of Science), which placed it 25th out of 62 Forestry journals. Notably, Forests ranked first among the open access journals in this category. [...]
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