IUFRO Series

IUFRO World Series - profound and far-reaching


The IUFRO World Series was launched in 1990. It was designed to give IUFRO officeholders a possibility to make their expertise known to a larger public. In most cases, reports resulting from IUFRO meetings, IUFRO Task Force reports or results from the work of IUFRO Special Projects and Programmes are published in this series. The main focus is on original research devoted to specific themes either in the form of collected articles or as single extensive contributions.

The IUFRO World Series do not undergo a peer review procedure, but are subject to quality control by IUFRO itself (internal review process involving Coordinators of IUFRO Divisions, Task Forces, Programmes or Projects). It is an IUFRO in-house publication and IUFRO HQ handles the distribution of the book unless otherwise agreed.


This publication aims at presenting topics of far-reaching importance to the international forest and forest-related community and to the IUFRO network.

IUFRO Occasional Papers - concise and topical


The IUFRO Occasional Paper Series was initiated in 1994. It covers topics of special relevance at a given point in time and offers rapid dissemination of short publications reflecting IUFRO activities, summarized IUFRO Task Force reports, selected papers presented at international fora and discussion papers. Since 2005 this in-house publication is a pure electronic series, underlining its ambition of bringing forward IUFRO’s immediate contribution to important forest-related issues. Occasional Papers can be downloaded from the IUFRO Web.


Like the World Series, this series is designed to give IUFRO officeholders the possibility to make their expertise known to a larger public.

IUFRO Research Series – high-quality CABI cooperation

The IUFRO Research Series, published in cooperation with CAB International, offers a single, uniform outlet for high-quality publications arising from major IUFRO meetings and other products of IUFRO's research units.

The editing, publishing and dissemination experience of CABI Publishing and the huge spread of scientific endeavours of IUFRO combine to make information widely available that is of value to policy makers, resource managers, peer scientists and educators. The IUFRO Board forms the Editorial Advisory Board for the Series and provides the monitoring and uniformity that such a high-quality series requires in addition to the editorial work of conference organizers.

IUFRO member organizations are entitled to a 25% discount provided that with their order they point out that they are members of IUFRO.