Special Issue "Digital Transformation and Management in Forest Operations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2021).
Digital transformation has brought new possibilities for forest management and daily forest operations. Digital solutions in quality management and enterprise resource planning technology in forest operations (logging, regeneration activities) have emerged. The use of open forest data as well as harvester-based information, i.e., Internet of things, can also provide decision support when planning, for instance, regeneration activities on a logging area. Precision forestry operating models and tools can give an extra boost in cost-efficiency in young stand management as well as in harvesting. In silvicultural service development and customer relations management, open forest data and service platforms offer possibilities for new operational concepts with new value-added products. This also makes it possible to resource activities with novel sub-contracting networks or new tools and automatization.
We encourage studies from all fields, including experimental studies, monitoring approaches, and operational models or concepts, to contribute to this Special Issue to promote knowledge and information on how to utilize knowledge-intensive approaches and digital transformation in cost-efficient and sustainable forest management and forest operations.
Dr. Timo Saksa
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Quality management
- Precision forestry
- Lean thinking
- Open forest data
- Service platforms
- Resourcing of operations
- Forest management