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, AGRICOLA, 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 Environments, Sustainability, Forests
Geoinformatics Evaluations of Environmental Dynamism and Future Sustainability Editor-in-Chief: Brian G Jones
Deadline: 20 February 2022
Topic in Forests, Geomatics, Remote Sensing, Fire
The Future of Wildfires: Latest Geo-Technologies Applied to Fires and a New Perspective of Forest Resilience Editors-in-Chief: Alfonso Fernández-Manso, Carmen Quintano
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Mining, Energies, Forests, Safety
Interdisciplinary Studies for Sustainable Mining Editor-in-Chief: Yosoon Choi
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Diversity, Forests, Land, Sustainability, Urban Science
Urban Biodiversity and Design Deadline: 20 November 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Juniperus Species and Climate Change: Adaptations and Potentialities Guest Editor: Francisco Antonio García-Morote
Deadline: 20 January 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Abiotic and Biotic Stress in Forest and Plantation Trees Guest Editor: Bernard Dell
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Ecological and Physiological Aspects of Xylem Formation in Trees Guest Editors: Celia M. Rodriguez-Dominguez, Sergio Rossi
Deadline: 15 February 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Sustainable Forest Management Criteria and Indicators Guest Editors: Kathleen A. McGinley, Fred Cubbage
Deadline: 1 March 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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