Forest Policy and Economics

Forest Policy and Economics - ISSN 1389-9341
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.482 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.127 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 3.139 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 3.085 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
ISSN: 13899341
Editor-in-Chief: Giessen

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Forest Policy and Economics is a leading scientific journal that publishes peer-reviewed policy and economics research relating to forests, forested landscapes, forest-related industries, and other forest-relevant land uses. It also welcomes contributions from other social sciences and humanities perspectives that make clear theoretical, conceptual and methodological contributions to the existing state-of-the-art literature on forests and related land use systems. These disciplines include, but are not limited to, sociology, anthropology, human geography, history, jurisprudence, planning, development studies, and psychology research on forests. Forest Policy and Economics is global in scope and publishes multiple article types of high scientific standard. Acceptance for publication is subject to a double-blind peer-review process.

The journal publishes the following, peer-reviewed, citable article types:

  • Research articles are full-length original scientific publications based on clearly defined methods and adequate data
  • Review articles provide a systematic, analytical overview of a specific field of scientific literature based on the analysis of existing international publications
  • Special Issues consist of a collection of articles resulting from previous scientific exchange among a group. Potential Guest Editors are invited to submit proposals for Special Issues, including envisaged contributions, to any of our Editors.
  • Commentaries are science-based, peer-reviewed, short communications formulated as one of the following types:

    • Science Critiques critically discuss previous research published in our journal or in other high-impact outlets.
    • Research Trends identify emerging empirical phenomena and issues of importance that should be addressed by future research.
    • Policy Forum are short commentary pieces on contemporary, internationally relevant forest or forest-related policy issues that enable researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to make timely contributions to policy debates.