We invite you to contribute to the first issue of the Journal of Forest Business Research (JFBR) that will be dedicated to forest investment and finance. The proposed issue will publish peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Forest Business Conference (IFBC2022) held in Poland on 23-24 May 2022. In addition, this issue will include papers on similar topics not presented at the conference.

Examples of subjects that are within the scope of the Journal include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Forest investment finance and business

  • timberland investments

  • forest finance

  • portfolio management

  • business structures and forest investment strategies

  • conservation forestry

  • corporate social responsibility

  • ESG in forest investments

  • sustainable business practices within the forestry sector

2. Forest-related industries and wood market dynamics

  • wood markets

  • wood-product trade and policy

  • timber prices and forecasts

  • production, consumption, and trade of forest products

  • forestry contractors

  • business leadership and organizational management

  • business management case studies

3. Forest silviculture and management

  • intensively managed plantations

  • natural and high conservation value forest management

  • improved technologies for forest management and investments

  • forest carbon and bioenergy markets

4. Natural resource economics and policy

  • forest economics

  • risk, uncertainty, and decision-making

  • policy and law

  • natural resource and ecosystem service investments

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement to any colleagues who might be interested. All submissions will undergo an anonymous peer review process to guarantee high scientific quality and relevance to the subject. 

All accepted papers will be instantly published on Journal’s website. All articles and contact details of corresponding authors are included in our press release service, which means that your work is drawn to the attention of all the main media organizations in the world, who may choose to feature the work in newspaper and other media reports.

Deadline to submit the paper:

The first issue will be published at the end of 2022, which means that we will need your manuscript by 1st September 2022. 


To submit your paper, please visit the website of the Journal of Forest Business Research, register your user account and follow the submission guidelines: https://www.forest-journal.com/

Yours sincerely,

Rafał, Fred, Bin and Jacek

Contact to Editors:

Rafał Chudy – rafal@forest-journal.com
Frederick Cubbage – fredcubbage@yahoo.com
Bin Mei – bmei@uga.edu
Jacek Siry – jsiry@uga.edu