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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 37 No 2 (all articles)

Featured Articles
Mismanagement of Irrigation Water and Landslips in Yourjogh, Pakistan
(Jawad Ali, Arjumand Nizami, and Paul Hebinck)
Regional Assessment of Recharge Elevation of Tap Water Sources Using the Isoscape Approach
(Tsutomu Yamanaka and Yuki Yamada)
Maize Diversity, Market Access, and Poverty Reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
(Jon Hellin, Rachael Cox, and Santiago López-Ridaura)

MRD's impact factor continues to grow
According to the 2017 edition of Clarivate Analytics' Journal Citation Reports®, MRD's 2-year impact factor for 2016 is 1.149 (5-year: 1.769). That is higher than ever. We thank authors and reviewers for their high-quality work. We remain committed to further enhancing the journal's quality and impact.

Renewed International Editorial Board
MRD's International Editorial Board has embarked on a new 3-year term following some changes in its composition. The editorial team is most grateful for the outgoing board members' highly valued service and their inputs as reviewers, promoters, and advisers; and we warmly welcome the new members!

Upcoming Issues
Volume 37 No 3: Mountain Forests and the SDGs (full)
Volume 37 No 4: Migration and Sustainable Development in Mountains
Volume 38 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 38 No 2: Exploring the links between water, food, energy, and mountain

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 2016: 1.149), 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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