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.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Forestry) / CiteScore - Q1 (Forestry)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
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Impact Factor: 2.633 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.804 (2020)
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Topic in Atmosphere, Forests
Interaction of Atmosphere and Forest: Dynamics and Fluxes of Trace Compositions Editor-in-Chief: Ryuichi Wada
Deadline: 17 December 2021
Topic in Forests, Geomatics, Remote Sensing, Fire
The Future of Wildfires: Latest Geo-Technologies Applied to Fires and a New Perspective of Forest ResilienceEditors-in-Chief: Alfonso Fernández-Manso, Carmen Quintano
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Remote Sensing, Forests, Sensors, Geomatics
Estimating Carbon Stocks in Forest Ecosystems: From Allometric Equations to Remote Sensing-Based Methods Editors-in-Chief: Francesco Pirotti, L. Monika Moskal
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Special Issue in Forests
Systematic Approach to Agroforestry Policies and Practices in Asia Guest Editors: Mi Sun Park, Himlal Baral
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Forests
Tree Pollen and Floral Biology Guest Editors: Helena Ribeiro, Maria Fernández-González
Deadline: 11 November 2021
Special Issue in Forests
The Ecology of Fine Roots across Forest Biomes Guest Editors: Antonino Di Iorio, Agostino Sorgonà
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Special Issue in Forests
Sustainable Forest Management Criteria and Indicators Guest Editors: Fred Cubbage, Kathleen A. McGinley
Deadline: 10 December 2021
Topical Collection in Forests
Sustainable Forestry 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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