Forests — Open Access Journal

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 (2019 Scopus data): 2.7, which equals rank 41/140 in the 'Forestry' category.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).
  • 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: 2.221 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.484 (2019)
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Special Issue in Forests
Forest Resources Assessments: Mensuration, Inventory and Planning Guest Editor: Iciar Alberdi
Deadline: 10 August 2020
Special Issue in Forests
Physiology and Management of Trees in Landscapes and Nursery Production Guest Editor: Bert Cregg
Deadline: 25 August 2020
Special Issue in Forests
Forest Litter Decomposition: An Integrative Approach Guest Editors: Antonietta Fioretto, Michele Innangi
Deadline: 31 August 2020
Special Issue in Forests
Control and Management of Invasive Species in Forest Ecosystems Guest Editor: Jaroslav Holuša
Deadline: 20 September 2020
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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