Forests are a dominant feature of our planet. On geological time scales they have expanded and contracted, but remain a major driver of global cycles of energy and carbon, water and nutrients. In much of the world, forests command deep respect, even reverence for what they provide. Ancient forests still supply much of the energy that drives today’s industry and society, and improved livelihoods for billions of people. For the foreseeable future, the world’s forests will continue to provide a vast array of services and products that are essential to humankind.
Understanding how forests ‘work’ is an essential field of human endeavour. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change aims to publish the latest, most critical research in the major disciplines that comprise forest science – spanning from molecules to ecosystems to the biosphere, and from the pure-basic research to the highly applied. The best research across the major forest-relevant disciplines (e.g. growth analysis and modelling, soil science, hydrology, physiology and biochemistry, anatomy, ecology, disturbance, atmospheric chemistry, pests and diseases, people and forests) is welcomed, and will find great support focused on ensuring its widest possible impact.
Backed by an outstanding team of editors, each highly experienced leaders in their discipline field, Frontiers in Forests and Global Change will provide an outlet that places forests at the forefront of attention of scientists, policy makers and the general public. By providing high quality, rigorous reviewing, outstanding production quality, and a commitment to outreach, we aim to draw attention to the world’s forests and to their significance for the lives of everyone on earth. In a world of rapid changes in numbers and quality of journal outlets, Frontiers in Forests and Global Change seeks to stand amongst the top echelon of multi-disciplinary journals. Committed to open access, transparent review processes, and continuous improvement, the editorial team and publishers stand behind the forest science community.
Short Name: Front. For. Glob. Change
Electronic ISSN: 2624-893X
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Frontiers in Forests and Global Change is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Forests and Global Change welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Forests and Global Change.
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