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Forests — Open Access Journal

Forests (ISSN 1999-4907) 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 by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Ei Compendex, GeoBase, Scopus and other databases.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 2.31, which equals rank 17/129 (Q1) in the 'Forestry' category.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 19 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.5 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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 authors say about Forests.

Impact Factor: 1.956 (2017) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.252 (2017)

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Forests
Biological Control of Forest Invaders Guest Editor: George Newcombe
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Forests
The Role of Forests for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Guest Editors: Reneema Hazarika, Robert Jandl
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Forests
The Ecology of Fine Roots and Mycorrhizas in Forests Guest Editors: Douglas Godbold, Hans Sandén, Mathias Mayer
Deadline: 15 January 2019
Special Issue in Forests
Ecology and Restoration of Whitebark Pine Guest Editors: Robert E Keane, Kathryn Ireland, Shawn T. McKinney
Deadline: 30 January 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Forests
Sustainable Forestry Collection Editor: Heli Peltola
Topical Collection in Forests
Forests Carbon Fluxes and Sequestration Collection Editor: Mark Harmon

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