About the 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 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 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.
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 both levels of knowledge.
Current efforts are envisioned to improve research quality gradually 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.
Publisher: Forestry Faculty, Universitas Hasanuddin