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This website hosts the archives of the multidisciplinary journal in forest and wood sciences “Annals of Forest Science” from 1999 on. Annals of Forest Science is owned by the French research institute Inra (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique). It was published by EDPSciences from 2000 to 2010, and by Springer from 2011 on.

The archive contains all papers published since 1999 under the final published format (pdf file). All papers published by the journal will be transferred on HAL open archive after a 12-months embargo time. This procedure enables Annals of Forest Science to comply with the criteria of a “Green Open Access” Journal.

You may browse the archive by years, by volumes, or by using the search facilities of any web-browser. Titles, date, author names, volumes may all be used as entry to the content of this archive.

To access the papers published between 1964 and 1998, please see the collection named "Annales des Sciences Forestières" at

The current issue of the journal is available on the publisher website.

Couverture 1966 Couverture 2008

Annals of Forest Science is currently edited by an executive board (Erwin DREYER, Editor-in-Chief; Jean Michel LEBAN, co-Editor-in-Chief in charge of Wood Science; Aurore COINCE, Managing Editor) and 21 international Associate Editors (see below).

Aims and Scope

Annals of Forest Science is an international journal that publishes papers describing basic and applied research about forest science in the context of global change.

The scope covers following aspects:

  • biology of trees and associated organisms (symbionts, pathogens, pests),
  • forest dynamics and ecosystem processes under environmental or management drivers (ecology, genetics),
  • risks and disturbances affecting forest ecosystems: biology, ecology, economics,
  • forestry wood chain including tree breeding, forest management and productivity, ecosystem services, silviculture and plantation management,
  • wood sciences.

The Editorial Board encourages :

  • Review articles on timely topics in the scope of the journal,
  • Multidisciplinary studies that address large forest areas and/or time spans,
  • New ideas or methodologies for measuring or monitoring any property of interest for tree biology, forest ecosystem dynamics, wood, ...
  • Model-based papers focused on the Forestry Wood Chain, including carbon accounting investigations, ecosystem services, quantification of the relationships between forest management and the properties of end products,
  • Papers addressing economic and social issues of forest management under climate change,
  • Extended data bases made available to a wider community.

The Editorial Board does not encourage:

  • Local case studies based on single stand experiments unless the addressed questions are innovative and timely;
  • Wood science papers that address purely technological questions unless the topic is very innovative or in relation with tree biology, forest ecology or forest management.

Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science:

Annals of Forest Science is managed by a board of associate editors with expertise in the different fields of the scope:

TopicAssociate Editor
Biology of trees and
associated organisms
Gilbert Aussenac, Nancy
Erwin Dreyer, Nancy
Andrew Merchant, Sydney

Aurélien Sallé, Orléans
Ana Rincon, Madrid
Michael Tausz, Melbourne

Forest dynamics
(ecology and genetics)
Ricardo Alia, Madrid
Laurent Bergès, Aix en Provence
Jean-Daniel Bontemps, Nancy
Bruno Fady, Avignon
Thomas Wohlgemuth, Zürich
Risks and disturbances
(ecology and economics)
Barry Gardiner, Bordeaux
Marc Hanewinkel, Zürich
François Lieutier, Orléans
Eric Rigolot, Avignon
Cécile Robin, Bordeaux
Forestry wood chain
(management, products, services)
Andreas Bolte, Eberswalde
Jean-Daniel Bontemps, Nancy
Douglass Jacobs, West Lafayette
Jean-Michel Leban, Nancy
Aaron Weiskittel, Orono
Shuqing Zhao, Beijing
Wood sciences Barry Gardiner, Bordeaux
Jean-Michel Leban, Nancy
Data bases Marianne Peiffer, Nancy

AFS publishes four major types of papers

  • Research papers : providing novel findings around an experimental approach,
  • Review papers : providing a comprehensive analysis of the published literature, sometimes through a meta-analysis of published information
  • Opinion papers and letters to the editor : papers providing a novel view on a given topic without necessarily original research results, or papers commenting on important issues, or a range of different topics
  • Data papers : short papers providing a description of existing and open-data bases that would be made available to other scientists. The procedure to be used for submitting such papers is given in the instructions for authors and in the Data papers flyer (both files are available on the publisher website

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