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The Arboriculture & Urban Forestry is a bimonthly refereed journal devoted to the dissemination of knowledge in the science and art of planting and caring for trees in the urban environment. The journal is published by the International Society of Arboriculture, whose mission is to foster a greater appreciation for trees and to promote the research, technology, and practice of professional arboriculture.

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Special Call for Abstracts
Civic Science in Urban Forestry (call for abstracts, open through 01 December 2016). Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, ISA's scientific journal, aims to advance the scholarship of civic science in urban forestry through the curation of a special issue focusing on engaging the public in data collection, knowledge production, and stewardship as they pertain to urban forestry.

Citizen science has been gaining prominence in urban forestry in the past decade, with municipalities and nonprofits engaging volunteers in tree data collection. Related forms of public engagement have also brought diverse stakeholders into the fold of knowledge production and stewardship of urban greenspaces, including participatory research and civic ecology. These varied approaches, while they have different disciplinary foundations, all connect as a means of engaging the public in the study and management of urban trees: what we refer to here as civic science in urban forestry.

There is a need for basic research about the conceptual frameworks of civic engagement in urban forest research, empirical evidence about best practices for applying citizen science, and other participatory approaches to research and practice, and impacts of volunteering on the participants themselves.

For more information regarding this invitation, read the instructions for submission to this special edition of the journal.

Submission of Manuscripts
To submit a paper, go online. If you need to create an account, click on “Create Account” and follow the instructions. For technical assistance anywhere in the system, click “Find Help Now” on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Instructions to the authors are located on ISA's website.


Submission of a manuscript implies that the work has not been previously published in a refereed journal and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be substantially different from previously published conference proceedings, industry oriented publications, and locally published progress or extension reports.

All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article in commercial settings, as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced without first obtaining written permission from the International Society of Arboriculture. Authors of articles published in this journal retain all rights to reproduce their work for internal or academic purposes as is needed.

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