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This is an open access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. To provide open access, this journal has an open access fee (also known as an Article Processing Charge, APC) which needs to be paid by the authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution. The APC of Forest Ecosystems is US$2000 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable. To reduce the cost burden on authors, for submissions received from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024, if published, Forest Ecosystems charges 50% of the APC, equating to a publication cost of US$1000.

We understand that some authors do not have access to funds to cover their APC. Authors are encouraged to apply for a waiver or a discount.

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