Bois et forêts des tropiques

Editorial policy

Since 1947, in more than sixty countries, Bois et Forêts des Tropiques has been disseminating knowledge and research findings to do with forests in hot regions. Articles should be short, comprehensive and accessible to the targeted readership. To this end, subjects discussed must be of general interest and addressed to an informed international audience.

Geographical focus and languages

Articles have to do with the world's warm and hot regions, be they in the tropics or around the Mediterranean.

Depending on where authors are from, the magazine publishes articles in French, English and Spanish. Each article in French is accompanied by a one-page synopsis in English. Abstracts are in French, English and Spanish.

The contents of a typical issue

  • An editorial
  • A thematic dossier including several articles
  • A heading called "Le point sur/Focus" encompassing various topical subjects
  • Economic trends or legal trends
  • News about the timber sector
  • Research notes
  • Reports on international events
  • A selection of books and CD-Roms

Publication calendar

Bois et Forêts des Tropiques is a quarterly magazine.

How the magazine operates

The chief editor works with an editorial committee of some twenty researchers, half of whom are from countries of the South. The committee is consulted in particular for decisions requiring joint discussions and puts forward its own proposals to improve the content of our journal. It is also asked to provide its freely considered views about the journal's scientific quality and to flag up any failings in this respect.


The magazine publishes articles and information about the forest and forestry sector, multi-purpose land and forest management, and the environmental approaches resulting therefrom. In order to act as an organ disseminating the in-depth and broad-based knowledge required for sustainable management in the world's warm and hot regions, the following themes are dealt with:

  • International discussions and implementation of international agreements on forests, biodiversity, desertification, and climate change
  • Development of policies and economies of countries in the South in the forest-timber-environment sectors
  • International timber trade and strategy of the major private operators
  • Contribution of different on-going agricultural and forestry speculations to do with carbon storage and clean development systems
  • Spatial organization of biodiversity
  • Description and dynamics of permanent and forest ecosystems, be they natural or planted
  • Behavior of main forest species
  • Fauna-flora relations
  • Carbon cycles
  • Impacts of logging on flora and fauna
  • Silviculture of natural forests and plantations
  • Agro-silvo-pastoralism
  • Land rehabilitation and ecological engineering
  • Forest sociology, what motivates those involved, population-tree-forest interactions and coordination of uses
  • Integrated forest development and viable management methods
  • Multi-purpose land and forest management
  • Decentralized management of forest resources and other natural resources
  • Knowledge, description, processing and preservation of wood and timber
  • Assessment and use of non-ligneous forest products
  • Description and use of natural substances coming from forest products
  • Processing energy from the ligneous biomass, corresponding ecological challenges and organizational methods of forest-fuelwood sectors

Composition of the editorial committee



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