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An international, peer-reviewed open access journal founded in 1981 and published by the International Mountain Society (IMS)


Current Issue
Volume 35 No 4: Open Issue (all articles)

Featured Articles
Participatory Selection of Tree Species for Agroforestry on Sloping Land in North Korea
(Jun He, Myong Hyok Ho, and Jianchu Xu)
Dynamics of Land Surface Temperature in the Central Tien Shan Mountains: Analysis Based on RS-Retrieved Data Validated With in Situ Measurements
(Zhandong Sun, Hongxiu Wan, Stephan Imbery, Tom Lotz, and Lorenz King)
Complexities and Controversies in Himalayan Research: A Call for Collaboration and Rigor for Better Data
(Surendra P. Singh and Rajesh Thadani)

MRD events at the Perth III mountain conference
At the Perth III mountain conference in October, MRD's Section Editors presented a poster explaining our unique editorial policy designed to support sustainable development in mountains. The poster provides examples of papers published in each of the 3 peer-reviewed sections tailored to offer transformation knowledge, systems knowledge, and target knowledge.

MRD's 2-year impact factor now greater than 1
According to Thompson Reuters' ISI Journal Citation Reports®, MRD's 2-year impact factor has again increased, reaching 1.021 for 2014. The 5-year impact factor grew to 1.244. We thank authors and reviewers for their high-quality work. We are committed to ensuring and enhancing the journal's quality and promoting its dissemination.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 36 No 1: Open Issue (full)
Volume 36 No 2: Sustainable Modernization in Mountains
Volume 36 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 36 No 4: Mountains of Our Future Earth—Key Perth III Insights (invited papers)

Mountain Research and Development
fosters sustainable development in mountains by supporting peer-reviewed interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and transdisciplinary research on mountains, developing scientific capacity, capitalizing on development experiences, promoting policy dialogue, and strengthening networks within the mountain community.

Mountain Research and Development is published by the International Mountain Society (IMS). MRD receives significant funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA)—the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation. Institutional members of the IMS make a substantial financial contribution. Friends of MRD also support the journal.

Mountain Research and Development is available online and open access in collaboration with www.bioone.org, and is indexed in the Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports® (Impact Factor for 2014: 1.021), Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, Geo Abstracts, C.A.B. International Series Checklist, AGRICOLA databases, Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA), CABS (Current Awareness in Biological Sciences), and others. The MRD Editorial Office supplies printready PDF files of individual articles or entire issues including covers for delocalized printing to Institutional Members of the IMS upon request.

Mountain Research and Development  is subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Ownership of the copyright in articles is retained by the authors, but anyone may read, download, copy, reuse, distribute, print, search, and link to the full texts of articles in MRD provided that the original authors and source are properly acknowledged and cited. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, the license terms under which the work was published must be made clear.

Online ISSN: 1994-7151 (Print ISSN: 0276-4741)
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