The International Forestry Review (IFR) 

     
5-year Impact Factor 1.540
  

Aims and scope

The International Forestry Review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original research and review papers on all aspects of forest policy and science, with an emphasis on issues of transnational significance. It is published four times per year, in March, June, September and December. Special Issues are a regular feature and attract a wide audience. Click here for subscription details.


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Editorial Board 

Editor Alan Pottinger  
Editorial Board - Chair     Jeffrey Sayer James Cook University, Australia
Editorial Board Fred Babweteera Budongo Conservation Field Station, Uganda
  Eberhard Bruenig University of Hamburg, Germany
  Neil Byron Australian Productivity Commission, Australia
  José Joaquin Campos       CATIE, Costa Rica
  Jim Carle Independent, New Zealand
  Ebby Chagala Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya
  Ben Chikamai Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya
  Mafa Chipeta Independent, Malawi
  Jonathan Cornelius World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Peru
  Verina Ingram CIFOR, Indonesia and LEI Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
  John Innes University of British Columbia, Canada
  Peter Kanowski CIFOR, Indonesia
  Roger Leakey James Cook University, Australia
  Bill Mason Forest Research, Edinburgh, UK
  John Palmer Forest Management Trust, Florida,  USA
  Jack Putz University of Florida, USA
  Lee Su See Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysia
  Changyou Sun Mississippi State University, USA
  Jermome Vanclay Southern Cross University, Australia
  Claire Williams National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC, USA
  Michael J. Wingfield Food and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), South Africa
  Peter Wood Independent, Oxford, UK

Special Issues 

Special Issues of the International Forestry Review provide the most up-to-date synthesis of major forestry issues.  The following Special Issues have been produced or are in production:

  • Dry forests
  • Smallholders and forest landscape transitions: locally devised development strategies of the tropical Americas
  • Gender in agroforestry
  • Climate change and forestry in Africa
  • Forests, biodiversity and food security
  • Forests and gender
  • Forest taxation and tropical forest management
  • Equity in Community Forestry -  Insights from the North and South
  • REDD and the Evolution of an International Forest Regime
  • The Indian Forest Sector - Current Trends and Future Challenges
  • Africa - its forests and their future
  • Forestry in China: policy, consumption and production in forestry’s newest superpower 
  • Illegal logging
  • NTFPs revisited

Special Issues have been supported by the following organisations


Open Access publishing

The option of Open Access publishing is available to authors at the special introductory rate of £650 per paper.  For more details please contact the Editor at cfa@cfa-international.org


Fast-Track publishing

A Fast-Track option is available for authors wanting to publish online immediately a paper has been approved, and therefore before it appears in the hard copy, at £60 per paper.  For more details please contact the Editor at cfa@cfa-international.org


Back issues and missing issues 

Back issues of the IFR are available for £10 per copy, plus postage.

Missing issues (i.e. those that fail to be delivered) should be reported within 120 days of the publication month in question whereupon a replacement copy will be sent.  Requests from members received later than this, or repeated requests for a missing issue, will be dealt with as back issues, and charged accordingly.


Copyright 

Copyright for all material published in the International Forestry Review resides with the Commonwealth Forestry Association. 


Support the International Forestry Review

If you would like to discuss providing financial support to assist in the production of the International Forestry Review please contact cfa@cfa-international.org