ISSN Online : 2549-4333

ISSN Print : 2549-4724

Forestry Faculty, Universitas Hasanuddin

About Journal

Forest and Society is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal and is rated according to international publication standards. We swiftly publish articles online, with printed versions published twice a year on a broad category of topics. We invite scholarly contributions on Southeast Asia, including works beyond this geographical scope when engaging on a comparative or timely policy topic relevant to the region. Forest and Society promote scholarly, theoretical, pragmatic, and contemporary research, making a clear conceptual and methodological contribution to existing international literature. These may include but are not limited to various fields such as planning/management, geography, forestry, sociology, land-use, anthropology, history, ecology, legal studies, economics, environmental and sustainability studies, international relations, psychology, and others, particularly those that engage with forests, landscapes, forest-related industries, and other relevant land uses

Our international editorial board fills a gap in the socio-ecological fields by promoting interdisciplinary work on studying human-environment and human-forest 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 knowledge levels. Current efforts are envisioned to gradually improve research quality alongside support to capacity-building initiatives to improve research in the region. In Forest and Society, it is also possible to publish special issues and special sections upon request. A special issue enables us to publish papers focusing on specific themes, often related to an emerging or under-researched topic.

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Regular Research Articles

Jun 17, 2021
Arnanto Nurprabowo, San Afri Awang, Sigit Hardwinarto, Budi Dharmawan, Muhammad Haidar Daulay, Ahmad Maryudi
Statistic: 591
Jun 24, 2021
Maulana Firdaus, Katsumori Hatanaka, Ramadhona Saville
Statistic: 203
Jul 6, 2021
Risma Illa Maulany, Aisyah Mutmainnah, Nasri Nasri, Amran Achmad, Putu Oka Ngakan
Statistic: 212
Jul 9, 2021
Didimus Dedi Dhosa
Statistic: 766
Jul 10, 2021
Oding Affandi, Hariadi Kartodihardjo, Bramasto Nugroho, Sulistya Ekawati
Statistic: 165
Jul 13, 2021
Alia Azmi, Rhosanna Jenkins
Statistic: 146
Jul 13, 2021
Ashaluddin Jalil, Yesi Yesi, Seger Sugiyanto, Dyah Puspitaloka, Herry Purnomo
Statistic: 604
Jul 14, 2021
Jajat Sudrajat, Adi Suyatno, Shenny Oktoriana  
Statistic: 140
More Articles
Jul 9, 2021
Didimus Dedi Dhosa
Statistic: 766
Jul 13, 2021
Ashaluddin Jalil, Yesi Yesi, Seger Sugiyanto, Dyah Puspitaloka, Herry Purnomo
Statistic: 604
Jun 17, 2021
Arnanto Nurprabowo, San Afri Awang, Sigit Hardwinarto, Budi Dharmawan, Muhammad Haidar Daulay, Ahmad Maryudi
Statistic: 591
Oct 5, 2021
Gerson Ndawa Njurumana, Norman P.L.B. Riwu Kaho, Elisa Iswandono, Sherley S. Wila Huky, Budy Z. Mooy, Fatmawati Fatmawati, Darius A. Kian, Yeni F. Nomeni
Statistic: 475
Jun 4, 2021
Asrul Sidiq
Statistic: 445
Feb 24, 2021
Dyah Wulan Sari, Faqih Nur Hidayat, Irawati Abdul
Statistic: 445
Nov 26, 2018
Kanchana Duangta, Yos Borisutdhi, Suchint Simaraks
Statistic: 435
Nov 27, 2017
Moira Moeliono, Pham Thu Thuy, Indah Waty Bong, Grace Yee Wong, Maria Brockhaus
Statistic: 397
Mar 26, 2021
Darmawan Salman, Kasmiyati Kasim, Asmita Ahmad, Nurhady Sirimorok
Statistic: 377
Feb 19, 2021
Budi Budi, Hariadi Kartodihardjo, Bramasto Nugroho, Rina Mardiana
Statistic: 315
Mar 6, 2021
Pakhuan Wannaprasert, Sukanlaya Choenkwan
Statistic: 311
Apr 26, 2020
Ahmad Maryudi, Micah R. Fisher
Statistic: 300


Forest and Society, 2021 Best Paper Prize Announced

Jun 14, 2021

The Forest and Society Editorial Board is pleased to announce the winners of the Best Paper Prize. This award is sponsored by the Forest and Society Research Group and awarded to an author(s) to recognize his or her outstanding scientific publication in the journal.

The best overall paper has been awarded to Moeliono, M., Thuy, P. T., Waty Bong, I., Wong, G. Y., & Brockhaus, M. (2017). Social Forestry - why and for whom? A comparison of policies in Vietnam and Indonesia. Forest and Society, 1(2), 78-97. https://doi.org/10.24259/fs.v1i2.2484

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

Feb 26, 2020

Sustainable forest management is a major challenge for the forestry and environment sectors in the Philippines.  As in many tropical developing countries, the need to improve the country’s forest cover, protect the natural landscapes, and continuously provide food and sustainable livelihoods to rural and forest dwelling communities gave way for the development of people-oriented and development-focused forestry programs, termed under the broader category of the Social Forestry Program.


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Duties of Authors

Reporting standards. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

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