Current issue: 55(3)
Under compilation: 55(4)
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 2242-4075 (Online)
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.
Our Copy-Editor is on vacations from 5 through 19 July 2021. During this time, no new articles will be published. New submissions will be assigned for peer-review normally. Both our Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor are on vacations from 17 July through 1 August 2021. Manuscript submissions will be received normally but no review assignments will be made during this time. Started review processes will continue normally.
On the Silva Fennica 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.
Digitised archives contain articles published in Silva Fennica 1926 – 1997, and all articles published in Acta Forestalia Fennica from 1913 to 1999, when it was merged to Silva Fennica. Archives are multilingual with English, German, and Finnish being the most common languages. Metadata for all articles are available in English.
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 aCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Silva Fennica collects an APC of 800 € on each published article. The APC is to be paid after acceptance of the final manuscript version but before publication. An APC waiver programme is available for some authors. Read more.