The first issue of “Sylwan” after World War II was published in Kraków as a quarterly of the Polish Scientific Forest Society. The numbering of “Sylwan” annuals was changed to continue the numbering from the 1st annual of 1820. From 1955, “Sylwan” was issued as a monthly journal of both the Division of Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Forest Society, and from 1966 – again only of the Polish Forest Society. In the third period, from 1947 till the end of 2020, 74 annuals of the journal were issued.
Currently, “Sylwan” is published regularly as a monthly with a circulation of 1,200 copies, in Polish and with an extensive abstract in English. General supervision over the issuing of “Sylwan” is exercised by the Main Board of the Polish Forest Society and its chairman.
The journal is indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, CAB International and Polish Scientific Journal Contents, Index Copernicus Journal Master List. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had an impact factor of 0.691 in 2018 and 0.624 in 2019. In the current ranking (2021) by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education the journal is assigned 70 points.
In the year of the 200th anniversary of “Sylwan”, a special issue (12/2020) was published, presenting both the history of the journal and an overview of its great achievements in the most important areas of forestry and natural sciences: silviculture, forest protection, nature conservation, forest management and use.
Editors-in-chief of the journal
Juliusz Brinken (Brincken): years 1820−1833
Hipolit Cieleski (Cielecki): years 1834−1841
Kazimierz Glinka−Janczewski: years 1841−1858
Aleksander Nowicki: years 1883−1886
Władysław Tyniecki: years 1887−1891, 1896−1904
Kaźmirz Acht (Kazimierz Tarłowski) : years 1892−1895
Stanisław Sokołowski: years 1905−1919
Szymon Wierdak: years 1920−1939, 1947
Wacław Niedziałkowski: years 1948−1949
Tadeusz Włoczewski: years 1950−1955
Tadeusz Gieruszyński: years 1955−1956
Stanisław Tyszkiewicz: years 1956−1979
Zbigniew Sierpiński: years 1979−1985
Tadeusz Marszałek: years 1985−1991
Arkadiusz Bruchwald: years 1991−2020
Wojciech Grodzki: from 2021
Sylwan ISSN: 0039-7660