Forestry Journals and Research Resources

Maturing fir cones. Photo: E. R. Wilson

Maturing fir cones. Photo: E. R. Wilson.

Scientific and Professional Journals in Forestry and Forest Conservation

The list below contains links to a selection of important forestry journals and publications.

A more complete list of journals can be found on the following article – List of Forestry Journals (Wikipedia)

Information about journal rankings can be found here – SCImago Journal Rank (Forestry)

Reading and interpreting the results of forest research is not always very easy. Here is a helpful article from The Forestry Chronicle with tips on how to gain proficiency in reading technical/scientific papers [external link]. 

Forest Management and Science

Forest Science (open access)

  • Forests – MDPI (open access online journal)
  • Forest@ – Journal of Silviculture and Forest Ecology – SISEF (Italy) (open access online journal)
  • Forest Ecosystems – Springer Journal (open access online journal)
  • Forest Systems – a journal of the Spanish National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) (open access peer-reviewed online journal, no fees for authors)
  • iForest – Journal of Biogeosciences and Forestry – SISEF (Italy) (open access online journal)
  • International Journal of Forestry Research – Hindawi (open access online journal)
  • Open Journal of Forestry – Scientific Research Publishing (open access online journal)
  • FORESTIST – Journal of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul

Environmental Science and Conservation

  • Ambio – A Journal of the Human Environment – The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Springer Journal)
  • Environment 360 – Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Conservation – Magazine from University of Washington

Technical and Professional Publications

Search Engines and Databases for Forestry

Forest Science Database (CABI) 


UK Forest Research Publications

FR Publications

Forest Research (UK) Publications

Treesearch – US Forest Service Publication Search and Archive


Treesearch – US Forest Service Publications Archive


Page Updated: 11 February 2019.