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 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.
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.
See our published articles on a category spot
- Agrarian transformation in Thailand
- The Future of Tanah Papua
- Social forestry in Indonesia
- Community-based conservation in the Wallacea region
- Land, livelihoods, and change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
- Applications of remote sensing technology
- Land use conflict and mediation
- Political ecology
- International forest regime
- Methodological engagement
- Notes from the field
- Policy forum