New Member Benefits via SAF Journals: SAF Signs Contract with Oxford University Press

September 5, 2017

The Society of American Foresters and Oxford University Press announced today that they will work together to publish Forest Science and the Journal of Forestry. The relationship between the two organizations will allow the Society and its members to access an array of benefits, including new tools, improved technologies, and streamlined processes.

Joining with Oxford University Press to publish SAF’s journals represents the first time in more than 115 years of publication that the Society has partnered with a contract publisher. SAF’s journals community, from readers to editors, will benefit from access to the expertise of OUP’s dedicated editorial, production, sales, and marketing teams. 

Digital subscribers will notice several key improvements with the online reading experience. Altmetric scores will be available for all published articles via the Silverchair platform, where the entire digital archive of SAF’s journals (including the Western, Southern and Northern Journals of Applied Forestry) will be available in 2018. Online access for members will be simplified through trusted proxy server authentication technology—meaning members will be required to remember one less password. In addition, SAF members will receive complimentary access to a new native journals app, expected to launch next year for iOS and Droid devices. Members and subscribers receiving print subscriptions will continue to receive print through arrangements with OUP.

“We are very proud to be partnering with Oxford and look forward to publishing our first issue,” says SAF’s CEO Matt Menashes. “Our new partnership will bring even more value and benefits to SAF members and subscribers to our science journals”.

“We at SAF have many priorities with our journals to help them realize their maximum potential,” says Jennifer Kuhn, SAF’s Director of Publications. “These journals serve as important conduits for extending the Society’s mission. With Oxford, we’ll be able to go even further than ever before with communicating the important science we publish and promoting the field of forestry.”

The two organizations look forward to a fruitful relationship and to the possibilities of refining the strategic plan for the journals and enhancing the footprint of forest research through increased efforts to disseminate the published science.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kuhn, SAF's Director of Publications.