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 19 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 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 Agronomy, Forests, Remote Sensing, Resources, Sustainability
Sustainability in Agri-Food and Forestry Ecosystems Topic Editors: José Aranha, Mario Cunha
Deadline: 25 September 2023
Topic in Forests, Microorganisms, Sustainability
Climate and Substrate Control on Decomposition across Temperate and Tropical Forests Topic Editors: Xiaoming Zou, Honghua Ruan
Deadline: 1 November 2023
Topic in Diversity, Forests, IJPB, Land, Plants
Forest Ecosystem Restoration Topic Editors: Dominick A. DellaSala, Lin Qi, Wangming Zhou
Deadline: 15 November 2023
Topic in Foods, Forests, IJERPH, Sustainability, Urban Science
Nature Therapy: The Physiological Effects of Nature on Humans Topic Editors: Harumi Ikei, Hyunju Jo, Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Innovative Use of Timber and Wood-Based Composites: Applications, Design and Sustainability Guest Editor: Alain Cloutier
Deadline: 5 September 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Soil Biology and Biochemistry of Forests Guest Editors: Mojtaba Zeraatpisheh, Weixin Zhang, Esmaeil Bakhshandeh, Alireza Naqinezhad
Deadline: 15 September 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Soil and Plant Restoration after Wildfire Guest Editors: Demetrio Antonio Zema, Manuel Esteban Lucas-Borja
Deadline: 25 September 2023
Special Issue in Forests
Dendrochemistry: Tools for Evaluating Variations in Past and Present Forest Environments Guest Editor: Paul R Sheppard
Deadline: 20 October 2023
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: Riccardo Marzuoli, Giacomo Alessandro Gerosa
Topical Collection in Forests
Forest Sustainable Management in Europe Collection Editor: Ignacio Diaz-Maroto
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