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The Literature of Forestry

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This is a timely and critical estimate of the quality of American forestry literature, particularly as to its literary style and scientific perfection. The author finds much to commend and more than a little to criticize. He mentions by name some of the forestry authors who have exhibited the knack of presenting their material in an interesting and finished yet forceful style. To promote higher standards of writing among foresters he proposes a Society committee to pass upon each year's literary output and to award a prize for the most meritorious.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Pennsylvania Forest Research Institute, Mont Alto, Pa.

Publication date: April 1, 1931

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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