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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 1: Open Issue (all articles)

Featured Articles
International Agreements and Region-building in the Mountains of South East

(Dusan Djordjevic)
Non-native Plant Invasion in Relation to Tourism Use of Aconcagua Park, Argentina, the Highest Protected Area in the Southern Hemisphere
(Agustina Barros and Catherine Marina Pickering)

Renewed International Editorial Board
In January 2014, MRD's International Editorial Board embarked on a new 3-year term following some changes in its composition. The new board again consists of internationally renowned mountain experts, covering a wide range of topics and geographical contexts; and it has become more gender-balanced (see member list). The editorial team is most grateful for the outgoing board members' highly valued service and their inputs as reviewers, promoters, and advisers.

MountainNotes has become MountainAgenda: new guidelines
The new MountainAgenda section—which replaces MountainNotes—is now set up on MRD's website and online submission interface. MountainAgenda papers go through full peer review and present agendas for future research or policy, based on well-referenced reviews of the state of the art in research or policy. Read the new editorial policy and guidelines for authors and reviewers.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 34 No 2: Open Issue
Volume 34 No 3: Gender and sustainable development in mountains
Volume 34 No 4: Family farming 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 2012: 0.934), 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 to 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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