List of forestry journals

The Transactions of the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society started publication in 1858.[1] The society is now called the Royal Scottish Forestry Society and the journal was renamed Scottish Forestry but the numbering continues unbroken so that volume 68 was started in 2014.[2]

This list includes representative academic, peer-reviewed journals in forestry, forest science and related fields. Included are several historic but still-publishing journals of forestry, traditional scientific forestry journals, and several newer, open-access journals. More than 180 forestry journals were being published in 2008.[3]

Historic and still publishingEdit

Forestry journals established more than a century ago and still publishing include:

Contemporary scientificEdit

Contemporary, peer-reviewed scientific journals of forestry include:

  • Agricultural and Forest Entomology
  • Agricultural and Forest Meteorology*†‡
  • African Journal of Wood Science and Forestry[10]
  • Agroforestry Systems
  • Annales Forestales (Anali za Sumarstvo), Zagreb
  • Annals of Forest Research, Romania
  • Annals of Forest Science (formerly Annales des Sciences Forestières), France‡
  • Applied Vegetation Science
  • Arboricultural Journal: The International Journal of Urban Forestry
  • Arboriculture & Urban Forestry
  • Australian Forestry
  • Baltic Forestry, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia[11]
  • Bosque, Chile
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research*
  • Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering
  • Dendrochronologia
  • East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal
  • Erdészeti Lapok (Forestry Journal), Hungary
  • Eurasian Journal of Forest Science, Turkey[12]
  • European Journal of Forest Engineering, Turkey[13]
  • European Journal of Forest Research
  • European Journal of Wood and Wood Products (formerly Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff), Germany
  • Fire Ecology
  • Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A - Forestry[14]
  • Forest Biometry, Modelling and Information Sciences
  • Forest Ecology and Management*†‡
  • Forest History Today
  • Forest Pathology (formerly the European Journal of Forest Pathology)
  • Forest Policy and Economics[15]
  • Forest Products Journal
  • Forest Research Papers (formerly Lesne Prace Badawcze)[16]
  • Forest Science*‡
  • Forest@: Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, Italy
  • Forestry Chronicle, Canada
  • Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research
  • Holzforschung: International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood, Germany
  • iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Italy
  • Indian Journal of Forestry
  • International Forestry Review*
  • International Journal of Forest Engineering
  • International Journal of Wildland Fire*†
  • International Wood Products Journal
  • Irish Forestry
  • Journal of Arboriculture
  • Journal of Forest Economics
  • Journal of Forest Planning
  • Journal of Forest Research
  • Journal of Forest Science
  • Journal of Fujian College of Forestry, China
  • Journal of Sustainable Forestry
  • Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University (formerly Review of the Faculty of Forestry), est. 1951, Turkey[17]
  • Journal of the Royal Forestry Society
  • Journal of Tropical Forestry
  • Journal of Vegetation Science*‡
  • Journal of Wood Science, Japan
  • Landscape and Urban Planning
  • Landscape Planning and Horticulture, Japan
  • New Forests
  • New Zealand Journal of Forestry
  • New Zealand Journal of Forestry Conservation
  • New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
  • Plant Ecology (formerly Vegetatio)*‡
  • Quarterly Journal of Forestry
  • Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
  • Scottish Forestry, Scotland
  • SDU Faculty of Forestry Journal, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
  • Silva Fennica, Finland[18]
  • Small-scale Forestry
  • South African Forestry Journal
  • Studia Universitatis "Vasile Goldis" din Arad, Engineering Sciences and Agrotourism (Stiinte ingineresti si agroturism), Romania[19]
  • Tree Genetics & Genomes
  • Tree Physiology*‡
  • Trees: Structure and Function*‡
  • Unasylva
  • Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
  • Wood and Fiber Science
  • Wood Science and Technology

* Top 10 impact-ranked journals of forestry (Vanclay, 2008)
† Top 10 impact-ranked journals of forestry (Scimago, 2015)
‡ Top 10 impact-ranked journals of forestry (Science Watch, 2010)

Open accessEdit

Open access forestry journals include:

  • Forests, "an open access journal of forestry and forest ecology," published by MDPI, based in Switzerland[20]
  • International Journal of Forest, Soil and Erosion, Iran[21]
  • International Journal of Forestry Research, "a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of forestry research," published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation, based in New York City[22]
  • Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University (JFFIU) (formerly Review of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul), est. 1951, Turkey.[17]
  • Journal of Forest and Livelihood, "documents and disseminates the insights, lessons and innovations taking place in socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of environmental governance and rural livelihoods in Nepal," published by ForestAction Nepal, in Nepal[23]
  • Journal of Forest Planning, A bronze Open Access, peer reviewed journal on "all aspects of forest management, modeling, and assessment". Published by the Japan Society of Forest Planning[24] and hosted J-STAGE[25].
  • Tropical Plant Research, "Publishes Research Articles in Forestry and several other allied areas related to the plants of tropical and sub-tropical area", Published by "Society for Tropical Plant Research" Plant & Environmental Research Institute (PERI), Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA Publishes three issues every year.
  • The Open Forest Science Journal, "publishes research articles, reviews, letters and guest edited single topic issues in all areas of forest science," published by Bentham Science Publishers, based in Sharjah, U.A.E.; Oak Park, Illinois, USA; and Bussum, the Netherlands[26]
  • Unasylva, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
  • Journal of Tree Sciences, "Publishes Research Articles in Forestry and allied areas related to Tree Sciences", Published by "Indian Society Of Tree Scientists" Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA Publishes one volume with two issues every year .[27]


Forestry journals that have ceased publication or merged with other journals include:

  • Australian Forest Research (1964–87), Australia
  • Forest & Conservation History (1990–96), USA (merged into Environmental History)[28]
  • Forest Genetics, Slovakia
  • Garden and Forest: A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry (1888–97), USA, edited by Charles Sprague Sargent[29]
  • International Journal of Social Forestry, Indonesia
  • Journal of Forest History (1975–89), USA (renamed Forest & Conservation History)[28]
  • Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, USA (combined into Forest Science)
  • Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, USA (combined into Forest Science)
  • Šumarski glasnik (1907–21), Serbia[30]
  • Western Journal of Applied Forestry, USA (combined into Forest Science)

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ "Sylva". 1. 1919: 62. The proposal was at once adopted, and the Society now known as the Royal Scottish Forestry Society was thereupon founded. The name selected was the Scottish Arboricultural Society ... resulted in many valuable contributions which were published in the Transactions, the first volume of which appeared in 1858. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Journal, Royal Scottish Forestry Society, 2012
  3. ^ Vanclay (2008)
  4. ^ The Review of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 8–9, Ossolineum, 1963, p. 68
  5. ^ Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung website. Accessed: August 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Revista Montes
  7. ^ Šumarski list
  8. ^ Victor Giurgiu (Nov 2011). "Revista pădurilor (Journal of forests) 125 years of existence". Rev. pădur. 126 (6): 3–7. ISSN 1583-7890. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  9. ^
  10. ^ African Journal of Wood Science and Forestry website
  11. ^ Baltic Forestry website.
  12. ^ Eurasian Journal of Forest Science. Accessed: March 3, 2015.
  13. ^ European Journal of Forest Engineering website.
  14. ^ Folia Forestalia Polonica website
  15. ^ Forest Policy and Economics website, Elsevier. Accessed: September 11, 2013.
  16. ^ Forest Research Papers website
  17. ^ a b [1] Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Silva Fennica website. Accessed: October 30, 2013.
  19. ^ Studia Universitatis "Vasile Goldis" Arad. Accessed: June 18, 2013.
  20. ^ Forests -- Open Access Journal. Accessed: February 26, 2013.
  21. ^ International Journal of Forest, Soil and Erosion. Accessed: April 29, 2014.
  22. ^ International Journal of Forestry Research. Accessed: February 26, 2013.
  23. ^ Journal of Forest and Livelihood. Accessed: May 30, 2015.
  24. ^ Japan Society of Forest Planning
  25. ^ Journal of Forest Planning J-STAGE site
  26. ^ "The Open Forest Science Journal." Archived 2013-02-19 at the Wayback Machine Accessed: February 26, 2013.
  27. ^ Accessed: September 24, 2016
  28. ^ a b The Forest History Society website. Accessed October 13, 2014.
  29. ^ Barton, Gregory (2002). Empire Forestry and the Origins of Environmentalism. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 131–133. ISBN 0-521-03889-8.
  30. ^ "Udruženje šumarskih inženjera i tehničara Srbije - Istorijat". Retrieved 2015-08-03.


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