Forest Systems

Formerly, Investigación Agraria: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales

AIM AND SCOPE: Forest Systems is an international peer-reviewed journal. The main aim of Forest Systems is to integrate multidisciplinary research with forest management in complex systems with different social and ecological background. +Read more To fulfil this integrative approach, Forest Systems gives prefrence to papers that bring together two or more disciplines, organisms, or forest products and services. Studies about all kind of forest systems are welcomed, in particular those that provide a wide variety of wood and non-wood products and ecosystem services such as the forests in regions with a Mediterranean climate. Forest Systems covers research findings dealing with all aspects of Forestry, such as genetics (including breeding), ecology, silviculture, forest management and policy, and forest products and technology.

IMPACT FACTOR AND H INDEX: 2014 JCR (Thomson Reuters Web of Science), within the subject category "Forestry", which includes 65 journals, the journal "Forest Systems" occupies position 37 (Q3). Impact factor is 0.796; 5-yr IF is 1.005.

2014 SJR (SCImago, Scopus, Elsevier BV): within the subject category "Forestry", which includes 132 journals, the Forest Systems occupies position 49 (Q2). SJR is 0.396, IPP is 0.757 and SNIP is 0.682.


According to Google Scholar Metrics (2010-2014), the index H of Forest Systems is h5=18 and the median h5=13.


PUBLICATION FREQUENCY: Forest Systems is published four-monthly (April, August and December).

HISTORY: Formerly known as Investigación Agraria: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales, first published in 1991, it changed its name in 2010 to Forest Systems. The predecessor of Forest Systems was Anales del Instituto Forestal de Investigaciones y Experiencias, first published in 1952.

PUBLISHER: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria [Spanish National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology] (INIA). Autopista A-6, km 7.5, 28040 Madrid, Spain


PUBLICATION CHARGES: There are no handling or page charges.

OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL: Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (by-nc) Spain 3.0 Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.



eISSN: 2171-9845

doi: 10.5424

NIPO Online: 730-15-002-6

Num. Depósito Legal: M-43776-1991





From 2015 on, Forest Systems becomes an electronic-only journal with no print equivalent.  
Posted: 2014-12-17
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