Open Journal of Forestry

ISSN Print: 2163-0429
ISSN Online: 2163-0437

Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Silvicultures

    Silviculture is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests and woodlands to meet the diverse needs and values of landowners and society such as wildlife habitat, timber, water resources, restoration, and recreation on a sustainable basis. This is accomplished by applying different types of silvicultural treatments such as thinning, harvesting, planting, pruning, prescribed burning and site preparation. Intermediate treatments (thinning) are designed to enhance growth, quality, vigor, and composition of the stand after establishment or regeneration and prior to final harvest. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in the area of Silvicultures.

    In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore Silvicultures. In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Stand structure and stand dynamics
    • Stand density, and harvesting and rotation cycles
    • Methods of reproduction and establishment
    • Methods of post-establishment tending or cuttings
    • Forest tree plantations
    • Growth and yield

    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

    Please kindly notice that the Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Silvicultures” should be chosen during your submission.

    According to the following timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    February 18th, 2020

    Publication Date

         April 2020

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