Call for Articles: Rural Landscapes Special Issue “Beyond Forestry”

RHN 14/2020 | Call

Rural Landscapes Special Issue 

Guest Editors: Ida Wallin, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg (Germany), and Jens Friis Lund, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), Copenhagen University (Denmark)

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 February 2020


Call for Contributions:
Beyond Forestry: Knowledge Practices for Sustainable Landscapes with Trees

Despite participatory efforts and visions of more democratic and sustainable forestry, local communities and knowledge holders continue to be over-looked in forest-related decision-making.

In this special issue, we focus on knowledge practices as key in individuals and societies’ interactions with forests, and in the reproduction and naturalisation of authority within forestry. We examine historical and current forestry knowledge practices and discuss how these can be garnered for a transformation towards more sustainable relations between people and trees in the landscape.

We invite papers that investigate historical and current practices, as well as papers describing pathways towards, open and pluralistic knowledge practices in forestry.

Read the full call for contributions statement in this file (download PDF from the journal’s website).

All manuscripts will have to pass a rigorous peer-review process before they are accepted for publication. For more information on how to submit your work, see the author guidelines.


  • February 15, 2020: Deadline for sending abstracts to the guest editors. 
  • February 28, 2020: up to 12 abstracts selected 
  • April 30, 2020: internal deadline full drafts to be sent to guest editors 
  • May 30, 2020: internal comments from editors 
  • June 1 to Aug 15, 2020: papers submitted to Rural Landscapes 
  • Aug 15 to Oct 15, 2020: revised papers resubmitted to Rural Landscapes 
  • Oct 15 to Dec 15, 2020: final submission and publication of papers online

Contact details
Ida Wallin,
Jens Friis Lund,