Forests is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of forestry and forest ecology published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), Ei Compendex, GEOBASE, PubAg, AGRIS, PaperChem, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Forestry) / CiteScore - Q1 (Forestry)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 19.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Impact Factor: 2.634 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.804 (2020)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Mining, Energies, Forests, Safety
Interdisciplinary Studies for Sustainable Mining Topic Editors: Yosoon Choi, Sung-Min Kim
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Climate, Fire, Forests, Land, Remote Sensing
Recent Breakthroughs in Forest Fire Research Topic Editors: Miguel G. Cruz, Alexander I. Filkov, Cristina Vega, Gilberto Vaz, Marielle Jappiot
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Topic in Diversity, Forests, Land, Sustainability, Urban Science
Urban Biodiversity and Design Topic Editors: Maria Ignatieva, Diana Dushkova, Charles Nilon
Deadline: 20 November 2022
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Forests, Horticulturae, Remote Sensing, Sensors
Grand Challenges of Advanced Technologies in Sustainable Agriculture 4.0: Future Farming, Harvesting and Preservation Topic Editors: Yunchao Tang, Liang Gong, Lufeng Luo, Junfeng Gao, Ya Xiong, Chao Chen, Hao Gan, Huaibo Song
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Silviculture and Management of Boreal Forests Guest Editor: Phillip Comeau
Deadline: 30 May 2022
Special Issue in Forests
The Ecology of Fine Roots across Forest Biomes Guest Editors: Antonino Di Iorio, Agostino Sorgonà
Deadline: 12 June 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Rhythmic Oscillations in Plants and Forests Trees Guest Editors: Maria Giulia Cantiani, Henri R. Gouin
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Social and Ecological Effects of Wildfires and Effectiveness of Fuels Management Guest Editor: Molly E. Hunter
Deadline: 8 July 2022
Topical Collection in Forests
Sustainable Forest Management: Past, Present, Future Collection Editor: Heli Peltola
Topical Collection in Forests
Forest Sustainable Management in Europe Collection Editor: Ignacio Diaz-Maroto
Topical Collection in Forests
Forests Carbon Fluxes and Sequestration Collection Editor: Mark Harmon
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