Latin America has developed its commercial forestry sectors in different ways, with one common feature: the incorporation of plantations, which reduce pressure on the use of native forests. The growth of these sectors has brought about development in forest management practices, introduction of species, new products, incorporation of new technologies, as well as attraction of investment to the sector, both national and foreign.

On the other hand, these sectors present challenges in terms of the development of new products, access to international markets and, in some cases, the development of local markets, added to the challenges implied by adaptation to climate change, as well as the mitigation of the effects that it generates, and the opportunities for the sector to form part of a national bioeconomy strategy.


This special edition aims to learn about the different aspects of the development of the forestry sectors in Latin America, discussing their current situation as well as their challenges and opportunities in a changing world.


The Special Issue will be published in the first half of 2024, which means that we will need your manuscript by DECEMBER 31, 2023


To submit papers to this Special Issue click Submission button on the Journal of Forest Business Research homepage ( or direct link HERE), and in step 1, under the Section selection in the dropdown list, select “Challenges, Opportunities and Trends for The Forest Sector in Latin America”.

All submissions will undergo anonymous peer review to guarantee high scientific quality and relevance to the subject.


25% discount on page charges, i.e. 95 EUR/per published page instead of 125 EUR. The fee is paid after the acceptance of the manuscript and before its publication.

Page discounts for exceptionally well-formatted, longer articles may be provided, at the editor’s discretion, as follows: pages beyond the 10th page may be counted by the editor as half-a-page each.

For more information on page expenses, please navigate HERE.


The topics addressed in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

Forest investments, finance and business

  • timberland investments
  • forest finance
  • portfolio management
  • business structures and forest investment strategies
  • conservation forestry
  • corporate social responsibility
  • ESG in forest investments
  • sustainable business practices within the forestry sector

Forest-related industries and wood market dynamics

  • wood markets
  • wood-product trade and policy
  • timber prices and forecasts
  • production, consumption, and trade of forest products
  • forestry contractors
  • business leadership and organizational management

Forest silviculture and management

  • intensively managed plantations
  • natural and high conservation value forest management
  • improved technologies for forest management and investments
  • forest carbon and bioenergy markets
  • agroforestry and silvopasture

Natural resource economics and policy

  • forest economics
  • risk, uncertainty, and decision-making
  • policy and law
  • natural resource and ecosystem service investments

Bioeconomics of forest resources


Journal of Forest Business Research publishes the following categories, also considered for this Special Issue:
·         Research articles
·         Review articles
·         Forest Business Notes
·         Opinion pieces (letters, editorials)

You may find more information on these categories, Journal format and peer review HERE


Virginia Morales Olmos -Department of Economics, Northeast Region, University of the Republic, Uruguay.
IUFRO deputy: group 4.05.03 - Managerial economics and accounting in Latin America ( )

Vitor Afonso Hoeflich Postgraduate Program in Forest Engineering, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.
IUFRO coordinator: group 4.05.03 - Managerial economics and accounting in Latin America, and vice coordinator group 9.05.08 - Forest and natural resources policy and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean )

or for technical questions regarding submission Rafal Chudy ( )

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement to any colleagues who might be interested.

Yours sincerely,

Virginia Olmos and Vitor Afonso Hoeflich

The Guest Editors