Forests is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on 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 16.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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.
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Impact Factor: 2.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.0 (2022)
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Topic in Buildings, Forests, Land, Remote Sensing, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Biophilic Cities and Communities: Towards Natural Resources, Environmental and Social Sustainability Topic Editors: Xin-Chen Hong, Baojie He, Jiang Liu, Jinda Qi, Guangyu Wang, Shi Cheng
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Topic in Agriculture, Energies, Forests, Land, Sustainability
Low Carbon Economy and Sustainable Development Topic Editors: Liang Liu, Xudong Chen, Guangxu Li, Baoguo Du, Xiaoying Lai, Yingwei Ai
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Forests, Geomatics, Remote Sensing, Sensors
Information Fusion for Vegetation Characterization Topic Editors: Baoxin Hu, Linhai Jing
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Agronomy, Diversity, Forests, IJPB, Plants
Plant Invasion Topic Editors: Bruce Osborne, Panayiotis G. Dimitrakopoulos
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Forests
Forest Species Distribution, Diversity and Growth under Climate Change Guest Editors: Nadezhda Tchebakova, Sergey V. Verkhovets
Deadline: 25 April 2024
Special Issue in Forests
Reviews on Structure and Physical and Mechanical Properties of Wood Guest Editors: Luis García Esteban, Paloma de Palacios, Francisco Garcia Fernández
Deadline: 10 May 2024
Special Issue in Forests
Abiotic Stress in Tree Species Guest Editors: Hou-Ling Wang, Liu-Qiang Wang
Deadline: 15 May 2024
Special Issue in Forests
Structure and Species Composition of Forests – Prospects and Challenges for Adaptative Forest Management Guest Editors: Ion Catalin Petritan, Jarosław Paluch
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topical Collection in Forests
Forests Carbon Fluxes and Sequestration Collection Editor: Mark Harmon
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
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