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 is provided to authors approximately 18.3 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 2022).
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Impact Factor: 3.282 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.292 (2021)
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Topic in Environments, Forests, Remote Sensing, Water
Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management Models Topic Editors: Jinsong Deng, Yang Hong, Salah Elsayed
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Forests, Sensors
Metrology-Assisted Production in Agriculture and Forestry Topic Editors: Heye Bogena, Cosimo Brogi, Christof Huebner, Andreas Panagopoulos
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Agronomy, Crops, Forests, Horticulturae, Plants
Plants Nutrients Topic Editors: Gianpiero Vigani, Maurizio Badiani, Georgia Ntatsi
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in Agronomy, Diversity, Forests, IJPB, Plants
Plant Invasion Topic Editors: Bruce Osborne, Panayiotis Dimitrakopoulos
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Soil Microorganisms in Forests: Biodiversity, Ecological Function, and Biogeography Guest Editors: Hui Li, Yuguang Zhang
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Forest Product Markets, Sustainability, and Societal Impacts Guest Editor: William E. Schlosser
Deadline: 10 April 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Diagnostics of Forest Pest Insects Guest Editor: Maarten De Groot
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Political Ecology of Forests Ecosystem Services Guest Editor: Yaoqi Zhang
Deadline: 10 May 2023
Topical Collection in Forests
Sustainable Forest Management: Past, Present, Future Collection Editor: Heli Peltola
Topical Collection in Forests
Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Forest Meteorology and Climate Change Collection Editors: Giacomo Alessandro Gerosa, Riccardo Marzuoli
Topical Collection in Forests
Forest Sustainable Management in Europe Collection Editor: Ignacio Diaz-Maroto
Topical Collection in Forests
Historical Wood: Structure, Properties and Conservation Collection Editor: Magdalena Broda
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