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Effects on soil characteristics by different management regimes with root sucker generated hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. × P. tremuloides Michx.) on abandoned agricultural land

Rytter RM, Rytter L

vol. 11, pp. 619-627 (Oct 04, 2018)

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The spread of the non-native pine tortoise scale Toumeyella parvicornis (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Europe: a major threat to Pinus pinea in Southern Italy

Garonna AP, Foscari A, Russo E, Jesu G, Somma S, Cascone P, Guerrieri E

vol. 11, pp. 628-634 (Oct 04, 2018)

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Post-fire recovery of the plant community in Pinus brutia forests: active vs. indirect restoration techniques after salvage logging

Ürker O, Tavsanoglu &, Gürkan B

vol. 11, pp. 635-642 (Oct 04, 2018)

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Predicting the impacts of climate change on the distribution of Juniperus excelsa M. Bieb. in the central and eastern Alborz Mountains, Iran

Fatemi SS, Rahimi M, Tarkesh M, Ravanbakhsh H

vol. 11, pp. 643-650 (Oct 04, 2018)

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Delineation of seed collection zones based on environmental and genetic characteristics for Quercus suber L. in Sardinia, Italy

De Dato G, Teani A, Mattioni C, Marchi M, Monteverdi MC, Ducci F

vol. 11, pp. 651-659 (Oct 04, 2018)

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Towards the economic valuation of ecosystem production from cork oak forests in Sardinia (Italy)

Corona P, Quatrini V, Schirru M, Dettori S, Puletti N

vol. 11, pp. 660-667 (Oct 04, 2018)

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Indicators for the assessment and certification of cork oak management sustainability in Italy

Pollastrini M, Chiavetta U, Cutini A, Casula A, Maltoni S, Dettori S, Corona P

vol. 11, pp. 668-674 (Oct 04, 2018)

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Perspective on the control of invasive mesquite trees and possible alternative uses

Ellsworth SW, Crandall PG, Lingbeck JM, O’Bryan CA

vol. 11, pp. 577-585 (Sep 25, 2018)

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Aims and Scopes

iForest is an Open Access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF).

The journal encompasses a broad range of research aspects concerning forest science: forest ecology, biodiversity/genetics and ecophysiology, silviculture, forest inventory and planning, forest protection and monitoring, forest harvesting, landscape ecology, forest history, wood technology.

iForest is freely and universally accessible online. It has been selected for coverage in the following ISI Thomson Reuters products:

iForest is indexed by Elsevier Products (Scopus™, Embase™, etc), in the directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ™), and is a member of the Crossref consortium™.

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Editors-in-chief: Marco Borghetti, Gabriele Bucci

Editorial Board: Piermaria Corona, Francesco Loreto, Paolo Menozzi, Elena Paoletti, Francesco Ripullone, Roberto Tognetti, Giovanni Giuseppe Vendramin, Giorgio Alberti, Davide Ascoli, Jesus Julio Camarero, Michele Carbognani, Paolo Cherubini, Claudia Cocozza, Andrea Cutini, Chris Eastaugh, Massimo Faccoli, Silvano Fares, Carlotta Ferrara, Agostino Ferrara, Marco Ferretti, Matteo Garbarino, Giacomo Goli, Rossella Guerrieri, Tamir Klein, Raffaele Lafortezza, Emanuele Lingua, Paola Mairota, Enrico Marchi, Giorgio Matteucci, Francisco Lloret Maya, Gianfranco Minotta, Renzo Motta, Werther Guidi Nissim, Susanna Nocentini, Angelo Nolè, Mike Perks, Rodolfo Picchio, Andrea Piotti, Gianluca Piovesan, Nicola Puletti, Ana Rey, Luca Salvati, Alberto Santini, Marcus Schaub, Giustino Tonon, Davide Travaglini, Tomás Vrska

Published by: SISEF - Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology

*ISSN: 1971-7458

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Journal Archives

* Volume 11 (Year 2018)
* Volume 10 (Year 2017)
* Volume 9 (Year 2016)
* Volume 8 (Year 2015)
* Volume 7 (Year 2014)
* Volume 6 (Year 2013)
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Publication Policy

iForest aims to a rapid publication of submitted material in the following sections:

  • Research articles:
    original research works that present experimental results, conceptual advances, innovations in research techniques and methods.
  • Review articles:
    papers that present the state of the art in a particular field, including metanalysis of published data set.
  • Short communications:
    original research articles intended as brief reports of findings.
  • Technical advances:
    papers that present new research tools, techniques and methods, including new modeling approaches.
  • Technical reports:
    technical and methodological short notes aimed to convey technical information on a specific topic.
  • Commentaries and Perspectives:
    persuasive comments on recently published research results.

No articles processing charge is applied.

iForest will consider only original manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration by another journal.

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Publishing Procedures

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to iForest using the appropriate submission form, ensuring shorter processing time, real-time manuscript tracking and the possibility to follow the whole editorial process by entering authors-restricted pages.

Please read carefully the Instructions for Authors before submission and format the manuscript accordingly.

Submission of manuscripts for publication on iForest is free-of-charge. Moreover, no articles charge is applied upon publication.

As far as accepted, the articles will be immediately formatted and published online in the final pdf format, in the chronological order of acceptance, within the "Early View" section. This is a time saving procedure that can be very helpful to authors, particularly in fast-moving disciplines.

All accepted and published articles remain in our databases and archives in perpetuity for worldwide exposure and visibility.

Upon publication, iForest also deposits metadata of all articles into several publicly available databases (e.g., DOAJ, Crossref, etc.) for indexing and covering purposes.

Every two months, papers published in the "Early view" section will be page numerated and collected in a new iForest issue.

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Collections / Special issues

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INCOTW - Sassari, Italy (2017)

International Congress on Cork Oak Trees and Woodlands

Guest Editors: Piermaria Corona, Sandro Dettori

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COST Action FP1202

Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR)

Guest Editors: Fulvio Ducci, Kevin Donnelly

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COST action FP1407

Understanding wood modification through an integrated scientific and environmental impact approach

Guest Editors: Giacomo Goli, Andreja Kutnar, Dennis Jones, Dick Sandberg

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IUFRO RG7.01.00 - Nice (France 2015)

Global Challenges of Air Pollution and Climate Change to Forests

Guest Editors: Elena Paoletti, Pierre Sicard

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IUFRO division 8.02 - Mendel University Brno (Czech Republic) 2015

Coppice forests: past, present and future

Guest Editors: Tomas Vrska, Renzo Motta, Alex Mosseler

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IUFRO 7.01.00 - Ilhéus (Brazil, 2013) & Beijing (China, 2014)

Forest Response to Climate Change and Air Pollution

Guest Editors: Paoletti E, Kozovitz A, Feng Z, Bytnerowicz A

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3rd International Elm Conference, Florence (Italy - 2013)

The elms after 100 years of Dutch Elm disease

Guest Editors: A. Santini, L. Ghelardini, E. Collin, A. Solla, J. Brunet, M. Faccoli, A. Scala, S. De Vries, J. Buiteveld

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RegioResources21

Spatial information and participation of socio-ecological systems: experiences, tools and lessons learned for land-use planning

Guest Editors: Daniele La Rosa, Carsten Lorz, Hannes Jochen König, Christine Fürst

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IMPACT FACTOR (2017): 1.246
Five-years impact factor: 1.573


Mean publication time
2.60 ± 0.12 months
Next Issue: December 2018
Ecology Forestry Nature and Landscape Conservation
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