The journal

Silva Fennica is a scientific online journal, which publishes significant new knowledge on forest sciences. The scope covers research on forestry and forest ecosystems. Silva Fennica aims to increase understanding on forest ecosystems, and sustainable use and conservation of forest resources.

The journal carries original research articles, review articles, research notes, discussion papers and commentaries.

The journal is published by the Finnish Society of Forest Science, a learned society established in 1909 to stimulate scientific discussion and cooperation within the forest research community, to enhance communication between researchers and practical foresters, and to promote public interest in forest research.

ISSN-L 0037-5330
ISSN 2242-4075 (Online)

Publication schedule

Articles published in Silva Fennica are assigned to volumes and issues. That notwithstanding, new articles are posted on the website as soon as they are in their final form. These latest articles can be accessed via the link at Under compilation in the left column.

The site

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On the Silva Fennica publication website, you have open access to tables of contents, abstracts, and full-text articles in PDF or html format. Full-text PDF files are available from 1913 on, and full-text articles in html from 2013 on.

Everyone’s Right to Forest Science

Everyone’s right is a customary right in Nordic Countries, which ensures open access to forests for all. The right includes, e.g. camping, berry picking, and enjoying the nature. In the spirit of this millennial tradition, we in Silva Fennica think that access to forest science should not be restricted by pay-walls but be open to everyone. Silva Fennica has offered open access to full-text articles since 1998. All content in this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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