Ghana Journal of Forestry

The Ghana Journal of Forestry (GJF), a peer reviewed Journal (ISSN 0855-1707) is published by CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. Since its inception in 1994, over 50 articles in 31 volumes have been published almost annually. The Journal publishes scientific articles concerned with forest management and conservation, and in particular the application of biological, ecological and social knowledge to the management of forests. The scope of the Journal includes the global forest ecosystem; and the Journal’s audience is research workers, managers and policy makers in forestry, natural resources, ecological conservation and related fields. The Ghana Journal of Forestry seeks to encourage communication between scientists in disparate fields which share a common interest in ecology and natural resources management, and to bridge the gap between research workers and forest managers to the benefit of both. The Journal is indexed by the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and can be accessed online from this website:

The Journal has an Editorial Advisory Board which develops policies and guidelines; and the Editorial Committee which ensures strict editorial procedures are adhered to. Editorial Committee members include:

Name Position
Dr. Paul Bosu Editor-in-Chief
Mrs. Margaret Sraku-Lartey Editor
Dr. Stephen Adu-Bredu Editor
Dr. Emmanuel Ebanyenle Editor
Dr. Kwame Antwi Oduro Editor
Mrs. Naomi Appiah Editor

Annual subscription is US $55 for institutions, US $35 for individuals, and US $20 for single issues. For overseas subscriptions, please add US $10 for postage. All cheques should be made payable to CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. Two issues are published every year.

Copies of the Journal are available from:
The Editor-in-Chief
CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
University P. O. Box UP 63
Kumasi, Ghana

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Ghana Journal of Forestry, Volume 31, 2015


Who We Are

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact Us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
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