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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 36 No 3: Open Issue (all articles)

Featured Articles
Scenarios of Solar Energy Use on the "Roof of the World": Potentials and Environmental Benefits
(Harald Zandler, Bunafsha Mislimshoeva, and Cyrus Samimi)
New Highlander Entrepreneurs in the Swiss Alps
(Heike Mayer and Rahel Meili)
Declining Large-Cardamom Production Systems in the Sikkim Himalayas: Climate Change Impacts, Agroeconomic Potential, and Revival Strategies
(Ghanashyam Sharma, Uma Partap, D. R. Dahal, Durga P. Sharma, and Eklabya Sharma)

Call for papers: Migration and Sustainable Development in Mountains
Human migration is greatly affecting mountain societies and mountain ecosystems. MRD is looking for papers that assess experience with promoting sustainable development in a context of out- or in-migration; that analyze migration processes and their implications for mountain societies and ecosystems; or that offer agendas for future research or policy on migration out of, into, and within mountain areas. Abstracts are due by 25 November 2016, full papers by 31 March 2017. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers here.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 36 No 4: Mountains of Our Future Earth—Key Perth III Insights (full)
Volume 37 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 37 No 2: Mountain Forests and the SDGs
Volume 37 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 37 No 4: Migration and Sustainable Development 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 2015: 0.911), Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, GEOBASE, CAB Abstracts, 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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