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

We are pleased to inform that Forest and Society has been indexed on the Scopus citation database since Volume 1. We are also 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. Forest and Society is also accredited by Directorate General of Research Enhancement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Indonesia, or SINTA

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



Call for papers: Special Section on Land, livelihoods, and change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia


Special Section on Land, livelihoods, and change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia

Editor: Micah R. Fisher, Sukanlaya Choenkwan, Bart Verheijen, M.A.K. Sahide 

Posted: 2020-05-17 More...

Call for papers: Special Section - Social Forestry in the Philippines: Education, Policy and Practice

Section Editor:
Posted: 2020-02-26 More...

Call for papers: Special Section: Evaluating the Impacts of Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Vietnam

Lead Editors: Dr. Pham Thu Tuy  
Posted: 2020-02-09 More...

Call for papers: Special Section - Applications of remote sensing technology for forest management and conservation in Southeast Asia

Applications of remote sensing technology for forest management and conservation in Southeast Asia  
Posted: 2019-12-07 More...

Call for papers: The Future of Tanah Papua - Towards Multi-disciplinarity on Adat, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development


Guest Editors

Suriel Mofu, Josz Mansoben, Keliopas Krey, Sepus Fatem, Fitry Pakiding, Larry Fisher, Rodrigo Camara Leret.

Posted: 2019-03-24 More...
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This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Table of Contents

Regular Research Articles

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