Forests is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on 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 other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Forestry) / CiteScore - Q1 (Forestry)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 19 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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.
  • Testimonials: See what our editors and authors say about Forests.
Impact Factor: 2.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.0 (2022)
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Topic in Foods, Forests, IJERPH, Sustainability, Urban Science
Nature Therapy: The Physiological Effects of Nature on Humans Topic Editors: Harumi Ikei, Hyunju Jo, Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Topic in Buildings, Forests, IJERPH, Land, Urban Science
Bioclimatic Designs to Enhance Urban/Rural Resilience Topic Editors: Bo Hong, Dayi Lai, Zhi Gao, Yongxin Xie, Kuixing Liu
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Coatings, Fibers, Forests, Materials, Polymers
New Challenges in Wood and Wood-Based Materials Topic Editors: Carmen-Mihaela Popescu, Jalel Labidi, Simon Curling
Deadline: 30 January 2024
Topic in Environments, Forests, IJERPH, Land, Remote Sensing
Healthy and Sustainable Living Environments: Green and Blue Spaces Topic Editors: Kejia Hu, Jiayu Wu, Jinglu Song, Yimeng Song
Deadline: 1 March 2024
Special Issue in Forests
Nitrogen Biogeochemical Cycling in Forest Ecosystems Guest Editors: Yunting Fang, Dejun Li, Feifei Zhu
Deadline: 28 November 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Trees and Their Benefits: Social, Ecological & Economic Considerations Guest Editor: Richard W. Harper
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Ecological Forestry and Restoration Guest Editors: Jurij Diaci, Christel Kern, Hiromi Mizunaga
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topical Collection in Forests
Forests Carbon Fluxes and Sequestration Collection Editor: Mark Harmon
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
Historical Wood: Structure, Properties and Conservation Collection Editor: Magdalena Broda
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