Scopus call for papers: Special issue proposal to Trees, Forests and People – Wood-based solutions for forests and people

Scopus call for papers: Special issue proposal to Trees, Forests and People – Wood-based solutions for forests and people

Special Issue Description:

Trees and forests have been essential in human well-being since the beginning of time as direct sources of food, timber, energy and water, as well as other ecosystem services that they provide. Many international initiatives, such as CBD’s Achi Targets, UNFCCC REDD+ and the Paris Agreement in 2015, set out to reduce the current rate of rapid deforestation and forest degradation, conserve biodiversity, and mitigate climate change with forest carbon. However, they have had minimal impacts on millions of people who depend on forests for their subsistence and livelihood, which led to limited success in forest conservation. Thus, forest conservation efforts must include ways to promote locally-driven economic development with sustainable forest management and wood based business. 

This special issue aims to advance our understanding of rural economic development opportunities through wood-based solutions, including sustainable agroforestry and timber harvests, especially from small-scale plantations owned or controlled by small holders or communities, or from forest thinning treatments or salvage logging to improve forest health in public lands. We invite scholars from around the world to contribute to this special issue.

Papers may be submitted as early as February 10th, 2021 but must be submitted before September 1st, 2021 deadline. Please include the note “VSI: Wood-based solutions” along with the title of your paper. Additional submission instructions are identical with those form normal submissions to this journal. The editors will commit to rapid consideration by at least two reviewers for all submissions that satisfy the Journal’s review criteria. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the next regular issue of the Journal where they will be clearly marked as Special Issue articles. They will also be pulled into the online Special Issue for Wood-based solutions.

Please, contact the guest editor before submission to apply for an OA fee waiver.The Special Issue will be open for submission in Febuary 2021 with a collection of notable existing publications:

Access free-of-charge:

Nambiar, E.S., 2019. Tamm Review: Re-imagining forestry and wood business: pathways to rural development, poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation in the tropics. Forest Ecology and Management448, pp.160-173.

Special Issue Editors:

  • Yeon-Su Kim (handling editor), School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA Email:
  • Adcharaporn Pagdee, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, Email:
  • Ambika P. Gautam, Professor, Kathmandu Forestry University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Email:
  • Hakjun Rhee, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Science, Sangji University, Wonju, South Korea, Email:
  • Himlal Baral, Senior Scientist, Climate Change, Energy and Low Carbon Development, CIFOR-ICRAF, Email:

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