IAWA Journal (ISSN 0928-1541) is the continuation of the IAWA Bulletin (1970-1979), its New Series (1980-1992) (ISSN 0254-3915), and previous News Bulletins of the International Association of Wood Anatomists. It is published quarterly by Brill Publishers. Each volume contains over 400 pages.

On June 20, 2019, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) released the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and impact factors for 2019. The impact factor of IAWA Journal is 3.182 in 2018.  

The IAWA Journal is a scientific periodical, with papers covering all aspects, fundamental and applied, of wood and bark structure, such as:
  • structure-property relations
  • wood identification
  • methodology
  • ultrastructure
  • wood and bark anatomy per se
  • fossil woods and archaeology
  • systematic and phylogenetic wood anatomy
  • development and morphogenesis
  • functional and ecological anatomy
  • structure and properties of bamboo and rattan
  • microscopical and microtechnical methods.
Book reviews, Wood anatomy news (including announcements of and reports from meetings and requests for samples), and abstracts for meetings are also included.