The purpose of the book series World Forests is to publish research-based reviews of globally relevant issues related to the interchanges of forests, societies and environments from an independent and non-governmental point of view. The series is intended for a wide range of readers including national and international bodies that are concerned with forest and related policy issues, the academia – students, teachers and researchers – as well as business professionals, non-governmental organizations, the media and interested citizens worldwide.
The volumes to be published in the series will be both multidisciplined with a broad range of coverage and more focused with in-depth analyses of a particular field in forest sciences. Globalization processes and comparative analyses of regions, countries, policies and business strategies are among themes to be favored.
The volumes may be based on joint research, invited material or they may result from symposia, or conferences. International scientific standards will be followed and all published material will go through a peer-review process.