Forest Science
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Forest Science

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 0015749X
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
History: 1970, 1974-1976, 1978-1991, 1993-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


Forest Science
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Forest Science
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.313 1.444 1.537
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.617 1.692 1.695
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    1.163 1.273 1.469
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    1.524 1.581 1.639
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    1.037 1.302 1.592
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.386 1.693 1.656
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    1.953 1.874 1.989
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.956 1.959 1.966
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.622 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.45 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.355 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.259 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.305 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.631 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.662 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.346 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.669 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.745 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.224 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.985 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.176 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.965 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.293 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

Forest Science

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History