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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 34 No 3: Special Issue (all articles)
Guest Editorial: Gender and Sustainable Development in Mountains— Transformative Innovations, Tenacious Resistances

Featured Articles
Gender Equality Challenges to the REDD+ Initiative in Nepal
(M. Khadka, S. Karki, B. S. Karky, R. Kotru, and K. B. Darjee)
Mountain Women, Dams, and the Gendered Dimensions of Environmental Protest in the Garhwal Himalaya
(Georgina Drew)

Call for papers on "Observing Mountains and Sharing Knowledge"
MRD is planning a Focus Issue on "Observing Mountains and Sharing Knowledge." The speed, nature, and dimension of changes in mountains pose complex challenges for mountain societies and mountain ecosystems. How can these changes be observed? How can we achieve an integrated perspective on change with a view to supporting sustainable development? MRD is seeking well-validated insights into processes of observation and knowledge sharing on social-ecological systems in mountains. Full papers are due by 28 Feb 2015. For more information, read the full call for papers.

Special Issue available in print
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 34 No 4: Family farming in mountains
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

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)
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