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Journal of Tropical Forest Science


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Sciences
         - Agricultural sciences

E-ISSN: 2521-9847
Print ISSN: 0128-1283
Publisher: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 4 time(s) per year
Journal Website: https://www.frim.gov.my/publication/journal-of-tropical-forest-science-jtfs/

Contact Info


The Journal of Tropical Forest Science (JTFS) is an international reviewed journal concerning the science, technology and development of tropical forests and forest products. The journal welcomes articles reporting original fundamental or applied research on tropical forest biology, ecology, chemistry, management, silviculture, conservation, utilization and product development. The journal is published four times a year, i.e. January, April, July and October.


Editorial Board

Editors :
  • Sarifah KA (sarifah@frim.gov.my)
  • Ho YF (hoyf@frim.gov.my)

M. Abdul Latif

Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. latif@frim.gov.my

P. S. Ashton

Harvard Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA. pashton@oeb.harvard.edu

P. Baas

National Herbarium Nederland, P. O. Box 9514, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands. Baas@nhn.leidenuniv.nl

P. R. Crane

Carl W Knobloch Jr Dean, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511 USA. peter.crane@yale.edu

D. P. Dykstra

Blue Ox Forestry, 9770 SW Vista Place, Portland, OR 97225-4251, USA. dennisdykstra@blueoxforestry.com

S. A. Harris
Druce Curator of Oxford University Herbaria, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, X1 3RB, UK.

C. Harwood

CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Private Bag 12, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Chris.Harwood@csiro.au

P. Houghton

Department of Pharmacy, King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NN, UK. peter.houghton@kcl.ac.uk

N. E. Koch

Forest and Landscape Denmark, Skov and Landskab, Hoersholm Kongevej 11, 2970 Hoersholm, Denmark. nek@kvl.dk

F. E. Putz

Department of Botany, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA. fep@botany.ufl.edu

R. M. Rowell

USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory and University of Wisconsin, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53705, USA. rmrowell@wisc.edu

A. J. Sinskey

68-370A, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. asinskey@mit.edu

J. R. Vincent

Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA. jrv6@duke.edu




Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be addressed to the Editor of JTFS, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), 52109 Kepong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter that includes:
• declaration that the manuscript has not been published (even in proceedings or as working paper) or offered for publication elsewhere in substantially the same or abbreviated form, either in print or electronically (e.g. the internet)
• explanation of the originality and significance of the manuscript especially its contribution to new knowledge in the field
• names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of the corresponding author and contributing author(s)

Manuscripts can be submitted via e-mail to the editor (sarifah@frim.gov.my) or in the form of hardcopy (printed on one side of A4 paper) and CD. Use 11- or 12-point font size, double-space text and begin the manuscript with title page. All pages must be numbered consecutively. Line numbers on each page of text are also helpful for reviewers. Authors should aim to present ideas and information clearly and concisely.

Types of contributions
JTFS accepts research articles and review papers. Research articles are reports of original research and contribute to the forest science and technology. Review papers are full-length state-of-the-art reports that discuss published works. When submitting review papers, authors are requested to consult the Editor in advance.

Preparation of research articles

Title page should include title, author(s) and affiliation(s). The title should be specific and informative.

Abstract must be on a separate page. It should be a clear and concise one-paragraph summary (less than 200 words) of the paper. Highlight objectives, significant results and major conclusion without the use of reference.

Keywords (5–10 words separated by commas) are intended for literature retrieval. To widen search, the keywords should be other than those already present in the title.

Text should have the following headings: introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion. Print headings in bold type and sub-headings in italics. Authors should use SI units and appropriate symbols. Keep footnotes to the minimum.

References should be cited in the text as follows: ‘Owens (2002) ....’ or ‘.... (Teshome & Petty 2000)’. All references cited in the text must be listed in alphabetical order on separate pages. For the list of references, adhere closely to the following examples for journal, proceedings and book citation:

Bungard RA, Zipperlen SA, Press MC & Scoles JD. 2002. The influence of nutrients on growth and photosynthesis of seedlings of two rainforest dipterocarp species. Functional Plant Biology 29: 505–515.

Watling R, Lee S S & Turnbull E. 1996. Putative ectomycorrhizal fungi of Pasoh Forest Reserve, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia. Pp. 96–104 in Lee SS et al. (Eds.) Conservation, Management and Development of Forest Resources Proceedings of the Malaysia–United Kingdom Programme Workshop. 21–24 October 1996, Kuala Lumpur.

Chapin SS. 1991. Effects of multiple environmental stresses on nutrient availability and use. Pp. 68–88 in Mooney HA, Winnwe WE & Pell EJ (Eds.) Response of Plant to Multiple Stresses. Academic Press, San Diego.

Tables, figures and photographs should be compiled on separate sheets and numbered consecutively and referred to in the text. Draw graphs using Excel. Make sure figures are clear. The page format of the journal should be considered in designing the drawings. Keep footnotes to the minimum. Details given in the text should not be repeated in the tables and figures.

Acknowledgements should be brief with essential credits, without title(s) of the person(s).


Authors are responsible for the a c cur a c y of submitted work, including changes done during editing. For paper with joint authorship, one author must accept the responsibility for all correspondence and has the authority to act on behalf of the contributing authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for printer’s errors.


JTFS supplies 10 copies of offprints to the corresponding author.

  Journal Coverage

Indexed by MyJurnal (2019)
H-Index 0
Immediacy Index 0.000
Rank 0
Indexed by Web of Science (JCR 2016)
Impact Factor 0.466
Rank Q4 (Forestry)
Indexed by Scopus (SCImago Journal Rankings 2016)
Impact Factor -
Rank Q3 (Forestry)
Additional Information 0.272 (SJR)

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