ISA's Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Journal is Now Open Access

ISA's peer-reviewed journal Arboriculture and Urban Forestry has switched to an open access model. Open access means that research published in the journal will be available to all readers for free, without a subscription.

ISA reports that this is the first journal in the field of arboriculture and urban forestry to switch to an open access model. It will also continue not charging authors page fees or processing charges for publishing articles in the journal. According to Cecil Konijnendijk, the editor of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, only a few journals have opted for this model at this time. 

What do ISA members get out of this? Konijnendijk writes in the September issue of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, "First of all, they will benefit through the strengthening of arboricultural and urban forestry research and practice, as we all grow together. More- over, members will still have unique benefits, such as free access to CEU quizzes based on journal articles. They will also see an increase in AUF papers, and as we receive more papers, we can increase the quality of published works through a more stringent review process. The new model will also make us more visible and easily accessible to other disciplines and professions." 

This change does not affect Arborist News. Currently, issues older than 1 year are accessible without an ISA membership. To access issues from the past 12 months, an ISA membership is required. 

Access Arboriculture and Urban Forestry here: https://joa.isa-arbor.com.