Forest Systems is an open access scientific journal published by CSIC and edited by the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria that features original and unpublished articles. Forest Systems aims to integrate multidisciplinary and multi-scale research in forest systems under diverse social and ecological background. Our policy is the publication of all topics regarding forest and agroforestry management and restoration; forest ecology and conservation; forest genetics; biotic and abiotic interactions in forests (including climate change); new technologies and remote sensing applied to forest; bioeconomy and forest policy; forest products; and wildfires and integrated fire management.

Forest Systems, known as “Investigacion Agraria: Sistemas y Recursos Forestales” until 2010, was founded in 1991, the precesor of which was “Anales del Instituto Forestal de Investigaciones y Experiencias”. It is available online since 2003, in PDF, HTML and XML-JATS formats. Its printed edition was maintained until 2015, when it became an electronic-only journal. Contents of previous issues are also available in PDF files.

Forest Systems is indexed in Web of Science; SCOPUS, DOAJ and other national and international databases.

Journal Impact Factor (JIF) 2022 (2 years): 0.700
Journal Impact Factor (JIF) 2022 (5 years): 1.500
Rank by JIF: 59/69 (Q4, Forestry)
Source: Clarivate Analytics©, Journal Citation Reports®

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) 2022: 0.31
Rank by JCI: 59/88 (Q3, Forestry)
Source: Clarivate Analytics©, Journal Citation Reports®

Eigenfactor / Percentile 2022: 0.00037
Article influence/ Percentile 2022: 0.279
Eigenfactor Category: Forestry
Source: University of Washington©, EigenFACTOR®

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