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Discipline Forestry
Language Polish
Edited by Andrzej Grzywacz
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0039-7660
LCCN 59053413
OCLC no. 1607487

Sylwan is the oldest scientific journal covering forestry in the world that is still in print.[1][2] It was established in 1820 as the semi-official organ of the Royal Forestry Corps in Poland. Since 1966 it has been published by the Polish Forestry Society.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Sylwan is abstracted and indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded, CAB International, and Polish Scientific Journal Contents. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 0.159.[3]

Hijacked version[edit]

In 2013, cyber-criminals hijacked Sylwan by creating a counterfeit English version of its website, broadcasting call-for-paper spam to academics, and enticing researchers to pay to publish their articles through the counterfeit website that mimicked the legitimate journal.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Petru-Ioan Becheru (Aug 2012). "Revista pădurilor online". Revista pădurilor (in Romanian). 127 (4): 46–53. ISSN 1583-7890. 16819. Archived from the original on 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ "SYLWAN Profil i historia pisma (Sylwan History)". Sylwan. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Sylwan". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  4. ^ Jeffrey Beall (May 2, 2014). "Red Alert: Polish Scholarly Journal is Hijacked". Scholarly Open Access. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ The report of hijacking of Sylwan journal

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