Call for papers "Integrating Ecosystem Services into Valuation and Forest Management Decisions"

The journal Forests (ISSN 1999-4907, IF 1.951) is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Integrating Ecosystem Services into Valuation and Forest Management Decisions". Professor Luis Díaz-Balteiro, of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, (Madrid, Spain), and Dr. Mario Soliño, of the National Institute for Agriculture & Food Research & Technology (INIA), Forest Research Centre (CIFOR), (Madrid, Spain), are serving as Guest Editors for this issue.

It is well known that forests provide a wide range of ecosystem services, including provisioning services (wood, firewood, fruits, etc.), cultural services (recreation, knowledge, etc.) and regulating services (water and climate regulation, among others). Therefore, ecosystem services include goods and services, with and without markets. Both the marketed and the non-marketed goods and services should be incorporated into forest management making processes in several ways. Regarding the non-marketed ones, the economic valuation by using revealed and stated preference methods (travel costs, contingent valuation, choice experiments, among others) has showed as useful tools for forest management decision-making.

The Special Issue encourages studies from economic valuation applications, methodological studies, qualitative approaches, decision support system in order to promote knowledge on how to incorporate the ecosystem services into valuation and forest management decisions.

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:

The submission deadline is 25 June 2018. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (

Forests is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. The Article Processing Charges (APC) for accepted papers are CHF 1200. For papers submitted after 1 January 2018 an APC of CHF 1400 applies. You may be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), for more information see:

For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (


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