Record Figures for Institute’s Scientific Journal Forestry

Forestry, the scientific journal of the Institute of Chartered Foresters published by Oxford University Press, is having a greater impact than ever before, the latest academic publication figures show.

The recently released impact factor, which reflect the importance of a journal within its field, was 2.867 in 2018, up from 2.638 in 2017, a rise of 9%. The impact has grown considerably year by year from 0.464 in 2002.

Indeed, Forestry is ranked ninth out of 66 journals in the Forestry category of the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) published by Clarivate Analytics. More precisely, of journals in this group focussing on forest science, Forestry was ranked second.

Forestry is published five times a year on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. The aim of the journal is to publish high quality articles and reviews on all aspects of research, practice and policy that inform and promote the sustainable management of forests and trees. All articles and reviews published in Forestry are peer reviewed by at least two people.

Dr Gary Kerr FICFor

Editor-in-Chief Dr Gary Kerr FICFor said: “Forestry publishes cutting edge research that makes a significant contribution to the knowledge base required to develop more resilient forests. Recent examples include a paper that presented the evidence that ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) was active in England in 2004 to 2005, much earlier than previously thought. This paper raised important questions concerning the origins of infected plants and uncertainties about plant trade pathways that I think we are still struggling to answer.

The increased impact and readership is a testament to the interest in the articles that we publish and the fact that they represent the kind of research and reviews that professionals in the industry want to read.”


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