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Abstract deadline
28 February 2021

Manuscript deadline
01 August 2021

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Journal of Sustainable Forestry

Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr Uromi Manage Goodale, Associate Professor, College of Forestry, Guangxi University, China
[email protected]

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Special Issue on Forests for Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience

REQUEST FOR MANUSCRIPTS

The Journal  of Sustainable Forestry invites abstracts for a special issue supporting the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Missions and the UN SDGs. The aim of the JSF special issue is to provide a platform for disseminating and archiving a multi-disciplinary discussion between scholars, practitioners and policy experts seeking to advance knowledge, governance, use and economics of forests and associated landscapes. We will prioritize topics dealing with forests in the face of climate disruptions, to advance the European Mission of “accelerating the transition to a healthy and prosperous future within safe planetary boundaries and scaling up solutions for resilience that will trigger transformations in society” but extending research to global forest governance. Further, this special issue hopes to provide an exciting opportunity for discussion about the role forests play within the integrated SDG framework in the “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030”. Manuscripts should address the Special Issue theme, "Forests for Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience: Scaling Up and Integrating Transformative Solutions for a Resilient Future for All”.

PEER REVIEW STATEMENT

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Special Issue Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review. All peer review is single-blinded and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts. The final acceptance of manuscripts will follow the independent-reviewer recommendations and the decisions of the JSF Editor in Chief and its editorial board. Hence, the submissions to this special issue are not guaranteed automatic acceptance.

TIMELINE

Release of Request for Manuscripts: December 2020

Manuscript abstract deadline (500 words): February 2021

First draft deadline: May 2021

Second draft deadline: July 2021

ScholarOne peer review submission deadline: August 1, 2021

All accepted manuscripts will be immediately placed online as the “Author Accepted Version”

Completion of all manuscripts for special issue: January 2022

Completion of special issue and publication of proofed manuscripts: January 2022

JOURNAL BACKGROUND

Journal of Sustainable Forestry publishes peer reviewed, original research on forest science. While the emphasis is on sustainable use of forest products and services, the journal covers a wide range of topics from the underlying biology and ecology of forests to the social, economic and policy aspects of forestry. Short communications and review papers that provide a clear theoretical, conceptual or methodological contribution to the existing literature are also included in the journal.

Journal of Sustainable Forestry provides an international forum for dialogue between research scientists, forest managers, economists and policy and decision makers who share the common vision of sustainable use of natural resources. Common topics covered in the Journal of Sustainable Forestry include:

  • Ecology, management, recreation, restoration and silvicultural systems of all forest types, including urban forests
  • All aspects of forest biology, including ecophysiology, entomology, pathology, genetics, tree breeding, and biotechnology
  • Wood properties, forest biomass, bioenergy, and carbon sequestration
  • Simulation modeling, inventory, quantitative methods, and remote sensing
  • Environmental pollution, fire and climate change impacts, and adaptation and mitigation in forests
  • Forest engineering, economics, human dimensions, natural resource policy and planning

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS:

Uromi Manage Goodale, Associate Professor, College of Forestry, Guangxi University, China

Mohammad Armani, Research Affiliate, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Ghana

Mark Ashton, The Forest School, Yale University, USA

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Submission Instructions

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Only manuscripts related to the special issue theme, " Forests for Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience: Scaling Up and Integrating Transformative Solutions for a Resilient Future for All,will be considered. Manuscript abstracts (maximum of 500 words) should be submitted to [email protected].

Abstracts for manuscripts submitted as original research should include methods used for data collection or experimental design. Reviews and opinion pieces should contribute to advancing the fundamental understanding of principles governing sustainable forestry and achieving sustainable developmental goals. Topics from the underlying biology and ecology of forests to the social, economic and policy aspects of forestry are encouraged. Reviews should be more than simple compilations of facts and overviews of the literature but rather provide a lively forum for thought provoking discussion. Please submit abstracts no later than February 28, 2021.

When submitting in ScholarOne, be sure to indicate that the manuscript is a candidate for the special issue "Forests for Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience."

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