Forestry Journal

Forestry is the Institute’s international journal of forest research, which is published by Oxford University Press. It was first published in 1927 and has gained an international reputation as one of the most important academic forestry resources.

The journal publishes refereed papers on all aspects of research, practice and policy that promote the sustainable development of forests, woodlands and trees. The editors select papers for their originality and their practical application. Preference is usually given to work undertaken in the temperate or boreal zones, although papers of exceptional merit from tropical zones will also be considered.

Five issues are published annually and each year one edition is a Special Issue focusing on a specific subject. For further information visit the Oxford University Press website.

Forestry will be an online-only publication from the start of 2021.

Subscribe to Forestry

ICF members benefit from a free annual subscription to Forestry, allowing access to all online copies of the journal. You can access the journal by visiting the Oxford University Press website and signing in via the Members’ Area.

Access to the Digital Archive

ICF members have free-to-view access to the Forestry archive, which includes articles from 1927 right up to those published five years ago.

To access the Forestry archive, log into the Members’ Area of the ICF website and click on ‘Journal’ in the menu.

Further open-access content, including the Silvicultural Prize winning papers for the past ten years, can be accessed at Oxford University Press.

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