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Forests — Open Access Journal of Forestry

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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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Forests
Wood Science and Tropical Forest Ecology Guest Editor: Hans Beeckman
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Forests
Forest Operations: Planning, Innovation and Sustainability Guest Editors: Andrea Laschi, Enrico Marchi, Francesco Neri
Deadline: 15 November 2018
Special Issue in Forests
Short Rotation Woody Crop Production Systems for Ecosystem Services and Phytotechnologies Guest Editors: Ronald S. Zalesny, Jr., William L. Headlee, Raju Soolanayakanahally, Jim Richardson
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Forests
Genetic and Morphological Variation in Tropical and Temperate Plant Species Guest Editors: W. John Kress, Nancai Pei
Deadline: 10 December 2018

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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