About us

Sylvatrop is the DENR’s medium of information exchange on scientific, technological and descriptive articles, research notes, and reviews of technical literatures on ecosystems and natural resources topics. Sylvatrop is published once a year. In several instances, two issues were combined to publish all the articles in one issue for the year. Since 1976, Sylvatrop has already produced more than 500 articles on environment and natural resources.

Sylvatrop is a technical journal indexed by the Web of Science, formerly ISI that is being abstracted by Abstract Bibliography of Tropical Forestry (Philippines); Documentation Centre on Tropical Forestry (Philippines); Forestry Abstract (Oxford, UK); Chemical Abstracts (Ohio, USA); and Asia Science Research Reference (India). It is also accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-Philippines and is one of the 28 (4%) out of the 777 Philippine journals that are listed in the Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, Master Journal List.

For more information, please visit sylvatrop.denr.gov.ph


Sylvatrop Publication Ethics and Scientific Malpractice  Statements


Sylvatrop was first published in 1976 as the Philippine Forest Research Journal of the former Forest Research Institute (FORI). The Sylvatrop served as the FORI’s main vehicle in documenting and disseminating research outputs from 1976 up to 1990. In 1991, Sylvatrop was declared as the technical journal of the DENR. Also on that year, the first issue of Sylvatrop came out as the Technical Journal of Ecosystems and Natural Resources.

Scope of articles

Sylvatrop accepts articles on ecosystems and natural resources topics with current environmental, social, economic, and cultural significance. Submitted articles may be:

  1. Original scientific research work based on completed projects, theses, and dissertation;
  2. Research notes;
  3. Reviews of books or monographs;
  4. Interpretation of primary/secondary data using scientific or analytical tools;
  5. Proceedings of technical symposia, workshops

         Popular research themes in Sylvatrop include: biodiversity, forest upland agriculture, coastal/marine/freshwater, climate change, geology, pollution control, water and energy and urban development.