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Current Issue
Volume 34 No 4: Focus Issue (all articles)
Editorial: Family Farming in Mountains—Institutional and Organizational Arrangements in the Context of Globalization

Featured Articles
New Family Farmers for Abandoned Lands: The Adoption of Terraces in the Italian Alps (Brenta Valley)
(M. Varotto and L. Lodatti)
Summer Livestock Farming at the Crossroads in the Ukrainian Carpathians: The Unique Case of the Chornohora Mountain Range
(A. Warchalska-Troll and M. Troll)
Local Management of Andean Wetlands in Sajama National Park, Bolivia: Persistence of the Collective System in Increasingly Family-oriented Arrangements
(E.K. Villarroel, P.L. Pacheco Mollinedo, A.I. Domic, J.M. Capriles, C. Espinoza)


Call for papers: When Does Modernization in Mountains Lead to Sustainable Development?
Post-growth, common-welfare, and transition debates are changing the modernization paradigm that influences development in mountains and elsewhere. How can industrialization and entrepreneurship, social mobility and consumption, urbanization, and governance be made to serve the norms of justice and environmental integrity in mountains? MRD is seeking papers that either present well-validated experiences of sustainable modernization processes or analyze the impacts of modernization from a systems science perspective. Notices of intent are due by 16 January 2015, full papers by 18 June 2015. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers here.

Print copies available of Special Issue on Gender and Sustainable Development in Mountains
The Special Issue on "Gender and Sustainable Development in Mountains" (Volume 34 No 3) was not only guest edited and supported by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD); they have also produced a print version! We thank ICIMOD for this fruitful collaboration. Copies are available from ICIMOD upon request.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 35 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 35 No 2: Vulnerability and resilience to natural hazards and disasters
Volume 35 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 35 No 4: Observing mountains and sharing knowledge
Volume 36 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 36 No 2: Sustainable modernization in mountains


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 2013: 0.989), 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 download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute and/or copy articles in MRD provided that the original authors and source are cited. Permission for commercial use must be obtained from the author. 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)
4 issues per year

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