The European Journal of Forest Research is an international scientific Journal that intends to contribute to a holistic understanding of the principles governing forest ecosystems, as well as their functions and services for society. The journal thus covers a broad range of subjects, from natural sciences to socio-economics, which are represented by a board of subject editors with different fields of expertise (see section ‘Editorial Board’). Irrespective of their specific field, articles published in this journal always provide generalizable knowledge that goes beyond pure description.

Ernst Assmann belonged to the most influential German forest scientists in the 20st century. His systemic and scale-overarching scientific approach towards forest dynamics triggered a wealth of research lines that continue up to the present day. In honor of this outstanding researcher, the European Journal of Forest Research initiates the series of Ernst Assmann Reviews on Production Ecology and Quantitative Silviculture.

The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Dr. Hans Pretzsch, Chair of Forest Growth and Yield, Research Department Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technische Universität München, Germany.

  • Offers research articles and reviews addressing a range of subjects worldwide
  • Addresses biological, ecological and socio-economic knowledge related to wood and forests
  • Explores forest systems analysis and modeling
  • Examines forest-to-wood production chain
  • Audience includes researchers, managers and policy makers

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  • Hans Pretzsch
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  • Peter Biber
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2.617 (2020)
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2.979 (2020)
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52 days
Submission to first decision
217 days
Submission to acceptance
347,801 (2020)
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  • Introducing the Assmann Reviews of the European Journal of Forest Research

    Welcome to the European Journal of Forest Research. It is our pleasure to announce a new type of articles published in this journal: the Assmann Reviews. Ernst Assmann belonged to the most influential German forest scientists in the 20st century. To honor this outstanding scientist, his pioneering work in quantitative forest science, and his ever-important holistic views, the European Journal of Forest Research is initiating a series of invited review articles entitled: Ernst Assmann Reviews on Production Ecology and Quantitative Silviculture.

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