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Small-scale Forestry

Small-scale Forestry

Editor-in-Chief: Brett J. Butler

ISSN: 1873-7617 (print version)
ISSN: 1873-7854 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11842

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Brett J. Butler 
U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Amherst, MA 01003, USA

Managing Editor:

John Herbohn
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia

Associate Editors:

Stephen HarrisonUniversity of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Donald HodgesUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee USA
Teppo Hujala, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Shiba P. Kar, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin USA
Zhao Ma, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana USA
Špela Pezdevšek Malovrh, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sharif Ahmed Mukul
, Independent University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Digby Race, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia
Noriko Sato, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Raffaele Spinelli, National Research Council of Italy, Sesto Fiorentino, FIorence, Italy
Yaoqi Zhang, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA

Editorial Board:

Keith A. Blatner, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
Gerard Buttoud, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Matthew Carroll, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA 
Tove Enggrob Boon, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Christoph Hartebrodt, Forest Research Instiute Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg, Germany
Michael Jacobson, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
James JohnsonOregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Heimo Karppinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
David Lamb, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
Gun Lidestav, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden
Ikuo Ota, Ehime University, Japan
Bill Slee, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK
Jungho Suh, The University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
Jerome Vanclay, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia
Tyron Venn, University of Montana, MT, USA 


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    Emerging from discussions within IUFRO’s Small-scale Forestry group, Small-scale Forestry was originally published as Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy in 2002, with a view to providing an international forum for publishing high quality, peer-reviewed papers on pure and applied research into small-scale forestry. Although of particular interest to the global research community, the journal is also relevant to both policy makers and forest managers.

    The scope of the journal is necessarily quite broad, given the range of issues relevant to small-scale forestry. These include the social, economic and technical dimensions of farm, family, non-industrial, agro- and community forestry. Papers are accepted on the basis that they relate specifically to forestry at this scale, and that they are based on high quality research using accepted quantitative and/or qualitative methodology.

    Empirical, theoretical, modeling, and methodological papers are all welcome. The following research areas are particularly relevant to the journal:

        • the role of small-scale forestry in rural development
        • financial modeling and decision support systems
        • enhancing return from non-wood products
        • social impacts of small-scale forestry
        • marketing, forest co-operatives and growers organizations
        • role and effectiveness of government support and subsidies
        • innovative research techniques
        • education and extension
        • certification
        • silvicultural, wood harvesting and processing techniques and technologies
        • impediments to small-scale forestry development
        • monitoring socio-economics
        • forest management behaviour and timber supply
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