Emerging from discussions within the Small-scale Forestry group of The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Small-scale Forestry was founded in 2002 as Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy. Its aim is to provide an international forum for publishing high quality, peer-reviewed papers on pure and applied research into small-scale forestry.

The journal presents empirical, theoretical, modeling, and methodological papers. The range of topics extends from the role of small-scale forestry in rural development, to financial modeling and decision support systems, to wood harvesting and processing and beyond. The result is a thorough examination of the social, economic and technical dimensions of farm, family, non-industrial and community forestry.

Of particular interest to the global research community, Small-scale Forestry is also useful to both policy makers and forest managers.

  • An international forum for pure and applied research on small-scale forestry
  • Presents empirical, theoretical, modeling, and methodological papers
  • Thoroughly examines the dimensions of farm, family, non-industrial and community forestry

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  • Brett J. Butler
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1.731 (2018)
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1.647 (2018)
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37 days
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25,764 (2018)

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