Journal History

Founded in 2016, Founding Editor, Muhammad Alif K. Sahide: Co-Founding Editor: Micah R. Fisher

  • Editor in Chief: Muhammad Alif K. Sahide
  • Associate Editor in Chief: Micah R. Fisher

First published in April of 2017. Indexed by Scopus since 2017. Indexed by Web of Science™ Core Collection - Emerging Sources Citation Index, since Volume 2, 2018. In 2019, Forest and Society was successfully accredited by the Ministry of National Education's Director General of High Education as Sinta 1

In Volume III, Issue 2, 2019, the editorial composition was:

        Editors in Chief:

  • Muhammad Alif K. Sahide        
  • Micah R. Fisher
        Associate Editors in Chief:
  • Sukanlaya Choenkwan
  • Bart Verheijen

Forest and Society is an open-access journal published twice a year under a broad category of topics. We mainly invite scholars interested in Southeast Asia but do not limit work beyond its borders when engaging on a comparative or timely policy topics relevant to the region. Forest and Society promotes scholarly, theoretical, pragmatic, and contemporary research, which makes a clear conceptual and methodological contribution to existing international literature. These may include but are not limited various fields such as: planning/management, geography, forestry, sociology, land-use, anthropology, history, legal studies, economics, environmental and sustainability studies, international relations, psychology, and others, particularly those that engage with forests.

Our international editorial board seeks to fill a gap in the socio-ecological fields by promoting interdisciplinary work on studying human-environment relations, produced amidst and for those interested, and located in the Southeast Asia region. The journal is not preferential to theoretical or applied research, and seeks to serve as a bridge between both levels of knowledge. Current efforts are envisioned to improve its quality gradually alongside support to capacity building initiatives to improve the quality of research in the region. The journal has been accepted by databases of scientific journals. The first issue was published in 2017. The journal is published by the Forestry Faculty of Universitas Hasanuddin and supported by the Indonesian Communication Forum on Community Forestry (FKKM) and The Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC)