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The International Forestry Review (IFR)

Aims and scope | Subscription details | Editorial Board | Information for contributors | IFR online  

IFR archive on CD | Back issues and missing issues | Special Issues | Copyright

  Aims and scope

The International Forestry Review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original research and review papers on all aspects of forest policy and science, with an emphasis on issues of transnational significance. It is published four times per year, in March, June, September and December. Theme editions are a regular feature and attract a wide audience. Click here for subscription details.

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  Subscription details

For information on how to subscribe to the International Forestry Review click here.

*Reduced price access to the IFR is available in some countries through the PERI scheme.  Click here for more details.
  Editorial Board


Alan Pottinger

Commonwealth Forestry Association


Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board

Jim Ball

Commonwealth Forestry Association



Editorial Advisory Board

Fred Babweteera

Director, Budongo Conservation Field Station, Uganda

Timothy Boyle

Independent, Ottawa, Canada

Susan Braatz

FAO/Secretariat of the UN Forum on Forests, New York, USA

Eberhard Bruenig

University of Hamburg, Germany

Neil Byron

Australian Productivity Commission, Melbourne, Australia

Jim Carle

FAO, Rome, Italy

Ebby Chagala

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Nairobi, Kenya

Mafa Chipeta

FAO, Rome, Italy

Jonathan Cornelius

James Cook University, Australia

John Innes

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Peter Kanowski  

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Jean-Paul Lanly  

Conseil Général du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts, Paris, France

Roger Leakey

James Cook University, Australia

Bill Mason

Forest Research, Edinburgh, UK

Cesar Sabogal

CIFOR, Belém, Brazil

Naresh Saxena

Independent, New Delhi, India

Jeffrey Sayer

Science Adviser: International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland

Lee Su See

Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysia

Josef Turok

International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), Rome, Italy

Peter Wood  

Independent, Oxford, UK

  Information for contributors


Guidelines for authors submitting a Paper

Guidelines for authors submitting a Comment

Guidelines for referees

Guidelines for book reviewers

Advertising rates

Young Scientist Publication Award

Online guide to scientific writing

  IFR online

The International Forestry Review is available online.  This is a free service to members and subscribers and provides on-line access to the full text of the IFR.  Non-members can view abstracts free of charge and use a pay-per-view facility to download individual papers. 

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*This service is password protected.  To receive your password please contact CFA at cfa@cfa-international.org

Free download - Hansen et al. 11(4) 2009. 439-445

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  IFR archive on CD

The International Forestry Review (IFR) has undertaken a major project to digitize its complete archive, stretching back to 1922, in order to make it available to foresters, policy makers, students and anyone interested in the development of international forestry over the past 80 years. The first part of this project, covering 1992–2000 has been completed and is now available on CD to members at US$10, €10, £6.50 (prices for non-members are US$15, €15, £10, CAN$20). To receive your copy contact cfa@cfa-international.org

  IFR back issues and missing issues
Back issues of the IFR are available for £10 per copy, plus postage. 

Missing issues (i.e. those not delivered on time) should be reported within 60 days of the publication month in question.  Requests from members received later than this will be dealt with as back issues, and charged accordingly.

  Special Issues
Special Issues of the International Forestry Review have been supported by the following organisations:


Forests for the Future  XXIII IUFRO World Congress, 23-28 August 2010, Seoul, South Korea

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Special Issue:

Forest taxation and tropical forest management


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Special Issue: Equity in Community Forestry -

Insights from the North and South



REDD and the Evolution of an International Forest Regime




The Indian Forest Sector - Current Trends and Future Challenges




Africa - its forests and their future



Forestry in China: policy, consumption and production in forestry’s newest superpower 



Illegal logging


Forests in the Balance: Linking Tradition and Technology.  XXII IUFRO World Congress, 8-15 August 2005, Brisbane, Australia

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NTFPs revisited





Copies are available at £10 each plus postage by contacting cfa@cfa-international.org

Copyright for all material published in the International Forestry Review resides with the Commonwealth Forestry Association. 

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