Journal of Forest Planning

About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Journal of Forest Planning is a peer-reviewed periodical that publishes articles, reviews, and short communications. It covers all aspects of forest management, modeling, and assessment such as forest inventory, growth and yield modeling, remote sensing and geospatial information technologies for forest management, forest management planning, forest zoning, evaluation of ecosystem services, managerial economics, and silvicultural systems. Manuscripts regarding forest policy, forest economics, forest environmental education, landscape management, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, and drone applications for forest management are welcome. The Journal aims to provide a forum for international communication among forest researchers and forestry practitioners who are interested in the above-mentioned fields.


The Journal is indexed by the following databases:

  • CAB Abstracts (CABI)
  • CiNii (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • Crossref
  • FOLIS (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)
  • Google Scholar
  • J-GLOBAL (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
  • NDSL (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information)
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest

Editorial Board (2023)

Masashi Konoshima (Editor-in-Chief)
University of the Rykyus, Japan

Atsushi Takashima
(Managing Editor)
University of the Rykyus, Japan

Pete Bettinger
University of Georgia, USA

Paolo Cherubini
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Switzerland

Shongming Huang
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta, Canada

Chihiro Kayo
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Rodney Keenan
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Hiroshi Kondoh
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan

Chinsu Lin
National Chiayi University, Taiwan

Michael Mukolwe
Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya

Shingo Obata
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan

Nophea Sasaki
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Peter Surovy
Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic

Satoshi Tachibana
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Satoshi Tatsuhara
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Alexander C. Vibrans
Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Brazil

Guangyu Wang
University of British Columbia, Canada

Shourong Wu
Beijing Forestry University, China

Rasoul Yousefpour
University of Freiburg, Germany

Editorial Office

Masashi Konoshima, Professor
Journal of Forest Planning
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Japan Society of Forest Planning
Address: Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute, Forest Research and Management Organization
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