Forest and Society

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. 


Indexed on Scopus

We are pleased to inform that Forest and Society will be accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature – scientific journals.


Indexed on Web of Science™ Core Collection - Emerging Sources Citation Index

We are delighted to inform that starting from Volume 2 (1) April 2018, Forest and Society has been indexed on the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new database within Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science™ Core Collection. We are especially looking forward to the increased visibility from what we believe to be a timely network on the exploration of scientific ideals on land, forest, and society issues in Southeast Asia


Forest and Society is also accredited by Directorate General of Research Enhancement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Indonesia. No. 10/E/KPT/2019, as SINTA 2,  since Volume 2, Issue 2, 2018 and will be valid until 2023.



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This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

The first article is available online since June 26, 2019

Table of Contents

Review Articles

Umair Waqas, Azmawani Binti Abd. Rahman, Normaz Wana Ismail, Norazlyn Kamal Basha, Sonia Umair

Regular Research Articles

Thanh Son Nguyen, Nian He Xia, Tran Van Chu, Hoang Van Sam
Alex Cummins, Eiji Yamaji
Hoang Van Sam, Nguyen The Nha, Tran Van Chu, Nguyen Thanh Tuan, Nguyen Thi Tho, Do Thanh Tam, Le Bao Thanh, Tran Ngoc Hai, Ha Van Huan, Hoang Thi Hang, Duong Trung Hieu, Claudio Cerboncini, Olarte Alexandra
Pakhriazad Hassan Zaki, Seca Gandaseca, Noorhayati Mohd Rashidi
Tran Van Chu, Trinh Quang Thoai, Cao Quoc An, Pham Minh Toai, Leni D. Camacho, Hoang Van Sam