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About this Journal

Tree Physiology publishes both technical reviews and original research reports on all aspects of physiology of trees, other woody species, and species of arborescent growth forms (a full list of topics can be found in our Instructions to Authors). Tree Physiology is a refereed journal distributed internationally.

Tree Physiology was founded in 1986 by Alfred Burdett and Rozanne Poulson of Heron Publishing. Under their management, the journal grew in both size and reputation to become one of the top-ranking journals in the field. Oxford Journals continues to build on this solid foundation and ensures wider dissemination and further development of Tree Physiology.

Scope of the Journal

Tree Physiology promotes research in a framework of hierarchically organized systems, measuring insight by the ability to link adjacent layers: thus, investigated tree physiology phenomenon should seek mechanistic explanation in finer-scale phenomena as well as seek significance in larger scale phenomena (Passioura 1979). A phenomenon not linked downscale is merely descriptive; an observation not linked upscale, might be trivial. Physiologists often refer qualitatively to processes at finer or coarser scale than the scale of their observation, yet studies formally directed at three, or even two adjacent scales are rare. To emphasize the importance of relating mechanisms to coarser scale function, Tree Physiology will highlight papers doing so particularly well as Feature Papers.

Tree Physiology welcomes submissions of manuscripts on research of non-tree woody and arborescent species (shrubs, vines, tree ferns, palms, bamboo). It invites submissions on new methods designed to improve estimates of quantities of structural components and flux of matter, energy and information relevant to the structure and the function of these species.

Tree Physiology also welcomes those manuscripts on genomics demonstrating a clear link and relevance to tree physiology.

Authors who prepared short, hard-hitting manuscripts are encouraged to submit them as Tree Physiology Letters that will be fast tracked through the review process with the help of the Editorial Review Board.


YearImpact FactorSi: Forestry
20153.5872 out of 66
20143.6553 out of 65
20133.4052 out of 64
20122.8532 out of 60
20112.8762 out of 59
20102.4034 out of 54
20092.2923 out of 46
20082.2833 out of 39

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

Abstracting and Indexing

Tree Physiology is covered by the following major indexing services:

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Global Health
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Sugar Industry Abstracts
Weed Abstracts

Impact factor: 3.587
5-Yr impact factor: 3.891

Ram Oren, Editor-in-Chief
Torgny Näsholm, Associate Editor-In-Chief
Sari Palmroth, Managing Editor
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