Focus and Scope

Tropical forest has a unique features. Its biological and ecological diversity rely on a very complex and interrelated system. Managing the forest sustainably required a wide application on multi scientific disiplines.

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika (JMHT) is a periodic scientific articles and conceptual thinking of tropical forest management covering all aspects of forest planning, forest policy, forest resources utilization, forest ergonomics, forest ecology, forest inventory, silviculture, and management of regional ecosystems. JMHT is published by Department of Forest Management (IPB University) associated with Rumah Akademisi Kehutanan Indonesia.

JMHT also welcome the topics that directly or indirectly support tropical forest management, e.g.: economics, anthropology, social, and environment.


Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Submissions will be considered by an Editor and “if not rejected right away” by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.

The suitability of manuscripts for publication in Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika (JMHT) is judged by peer reviewers and the JMHT Editorial Board. All the review process are conducted in double blind review. Chief Editor handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.


Publication Frequency

Published 3 times a years: April, August, and December


Open Access Policy

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Revenue Sources

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is funded from funds from the author-paid Article Processing Charga (APC).


Advertising and Direct Marketing Policy

We are committed to ensuring that no advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue influences editorial decisions. In addition, we help with communications with other journals and/or publishers where it is beneficial and essential. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika conducts direct marketing initiatives. The price for each copy is IDR50,000~IDR150,000 (excluding delivery costs).


Author Fees

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika charges the following author fees.

Article publication fees: 1.500,000.00 (IDR) per printed article up to 4 pages. Additional page will be charged 250,000 (IDR) per printed page without color photo(s). Color photo(s) page entirely the responsibility by authors per printed page.

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an article publication fee to cover publications costs.

Within the process of scientific journal publication, rigorous editing is conducted, encompassing refinement of writing format, language, and graphical abstract presentation. The expenses associated with these services are supported through subsidies provided by JMHT.


Ethics in Publishing


Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika (JMHT) is international journal that committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. This publication ethics is developed to avoid misconduct in research and publishing.  This publication ethics clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in publishing a scientific article in JMHT.  This publication ethics is based on COPE’s Core Practices and Elsevier Publishing Ethics.


Review Process

Editors will evaluate the submitted papers on prequalification review for suitability of further review process. A manuscript could be rejected without review process, due to four general reasons:

- The manuscript does not pass the plagiarism check.

- The topic of manuscript does not fit in the JMHT scope and may be better suited for publication elsewhere.

- The substance of the manuscripts does not meet JMHT standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion.

- The manuscripts are not written following JMHT guidelines mentioned in Instruction to Authors.

- JMHT is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.  JMHT chooses reviewers based on their expertise (whose most closely matches the topic of the paper).  At least 2 reviewers are invited to evaluate a manuscript. In cases of controversy or disagreement regarding the merits of the work, an additional review will be solicited.  The JMHT editor mediates all interaction between authors and reviewers, and the review owned by JMHT. 

Publication Decisions

Comments and suggestions from reviewers are taken seriously and weighed based on their expertise. However, JMHT editor reserves the final decision.  The editor JMHT is responsible for final decision on article acceptance based on reviewer's opinions, suggestions, and comments. 

Fair Play

JMHT evaluates manuscripts only based on the intellectual content.  No race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophies of the authors are considered in the evaluation process.

Plagiarism Check

JMHT checked all of submitted works by anti-plagiarism software (Plagiarism Checker X, Grammarly, and TurnItIn). Plagiarism detected works will be banned for further publication procedure.


JMHT assure the confidentially of the manuscripts, actors, and other related information on the publishing process.  Only corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher are allows for the information.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in the JMHT editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. JMHT editors should refuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

Post-publication, Discussion, and Correction

JMHT give space for debate post-publication due dispute arising from peer-review of rejected comments and published correction.  JMHT also allow correcting, revising or retracting articles after publication.  The retracting mechanism follows the Cope Retraction Guideline.


Authorship and Contributorship

Author is defined as individual who has made significant contribution to the study.  The author should: (1) has substantial contribution to the conception or design of the work, analysis, and interpretation of data for the work, (2) involve actively in writing process in term of intellectual content, (3) involve actively in correction of mistake or content upgrading based on reviewers suggestion, and (4) approve the final version to be published.  All contributors that meet all the criteria should be listed as authors. 

All authors whose names are written in the manuscript should submit an approval of the version prior the publication process (during initial review). 

JMHT follows the COPE guidelines for changes in authorship (COPE Guidelines for Changes in Authorship: Authorship A, Authorship B, Authorship C, Authorship D).

Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. 

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Data Retention

Authors also should assure that the research is original, analysis only underlying data, and able to retain data for at least 5 years after publication to comply with the open data requirements of the JMHT. 

Acknowledgment of Sources

Authors should give proper acknowledgment of the work of others.   Publications that are influential for the nature of the reported work should be cited properly. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must get explicit or written permission from the source.

Originality of The Articles

All authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.  Authors who have been determined to have committed plagiarism will be banned for publishing in JMHT.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication 

Author should not publish manuscripts describing high similarity in substances or the sentences used or the content in more than one journal or primary publication. JMHT consider that submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal in the same time is an unethical publishing behavior of the authors and is unacceptable.  


Contributions to The Editors’ Decision

Reviewers should provide clear comments and opinions to editor that is used as one important consideration for editor in making publication decision. This means that JMHT editor is responsible for final decision on article acceptance based on reviewer's comments and opinions. 

Contributions to The Authors’ Work

Reviewers should provide clear and constructive comments and suggestions to the authors in the form of providing written and unbiased feedback to the authors, indicating whether the writing is clear, concise and relevant. Reviewers should evaluate the scientific accuracy to improve the quality of the paper.  Reviewers also should give relevant published work that valuable to elevate the quality of the manuscript.


In accordance to double-blind peer-review process, reviewer would not be informed the name of the reviewed manuscript.  In term of substance, reviewers should treat the manuscript as confidential documents, thus reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of the review process. 


Reviewers should assure a fair play by avoiding personal comments or criticism.  Reviewers should avoid from reviewing manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.  Reviewers should avoid suggesting the author to cite the reviewers’ publication/work, unless for genuine scientific reasons.

Unable reviewer

Unqualified reviewers for the reason of (1) his/her scientific foundation is not match/meet up with the reviewed manuscript or (2) or unable to catch up the review timeline thus review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. 


Open Access and Copyright

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is an open access journal which means that all contents is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Indexing and Abstracting

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika has been indexed/registered in: Scopus, Clarivate Analytics: ESCI, DOAJ, CABI, EBSCO, Google Scholar, Sinta 1, and IPI.


Archiving Policy

The Indonesian Publication Index (IPI, formerly Portal Garuda Indonesian Publication Index) digitally preserves a full copy of the content of this journal. The digital archives is accessible through the Portal Garuda


Journal History

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is a periodic scientific journal that publishes articles and conceptual thinking of tropical forest management covering all aspects of forest planning, forest policy, forest resources utilization, forest ergonomics, forest ecology, forest inventory, silviculture, and management of regional ecosystems.  Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika also welcomes the topics that directly or indirectly support tropical forest management, e.g.: economics, anthropology, social, and environment.  Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is published in April, August, and December.

In January 1995, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika was registered with the LIPI Scientific Information and Documentation Center (PDII) with ISSN number 0215-157X. In accordance with PDII LIPI rules, since June 2010, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika has obtained a new ISSN number to be 2087-0469. Subsequently, in November 2011, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika received the number E-ISSN 2089-2063 and became a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) since June 8, 2015 (green thick).

The development of accreditation of the Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika from the Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI; Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education of Indonesian Republic) began in 2001 through Decree No. 134/ DIKTI /Kep/2001. In 2004, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika again obtained DIKTIs’ accreditation through Decree No. 23a/ DIKTI /Kep/2004. The status of accreditation of Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika was finally recoverable in September 2011 through Decree No. 66b/DIKTI/Kep./2011 dated 9 September 2011 with the value "B". The accreditation predicate is valid for 5 years until August 2016. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is re-accredited by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) through the Decree of Directorate General of Higher Education No. 36a/E/KPT/2016 with the value “A” which is valid until 2021. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is indexed in Indonesian Science and Technology Index (Sinta) (Sinta S1 score). Since October 24th, 2018 Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika accredited as PERINGKAT 1 from the Directorate General of Research and Development Strengthening of Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education of Indonesian Republic through the decree number No. 30/E/KPT/2018 (valid until 2021).  Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is also indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) since Volume 23 Number 1 (2017).

Since 2019, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika has been indexed by SCOPUS with SJR 0.142 (Q4). The achievements of Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika continue to increase, in 2023, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika is ranked Q3 (ranked 91 out of 153 forestry journals) with the number of citations in 2019-2022 reaching 149 (53% cited). Furthermore, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika continues to strive to become a reputable journal. In 2021, the number of citations is 74 (excluding self-citation which is only 8).

Since April 2024, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika achieved SCOPUS Quartile 2 (Q2) status for Forestry. Moving forward, Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika intends to continue disseminating research findings to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of tropical forest management.