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Current Issue
Volume 35 No 2: Focus Issue (all articles)
Editorial: Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards and Disasters in Mountains

Featured Articles
Considering Vulnerability in Disaster Risk Reduction Plans: From Policy to Practice in Ladakh, India
(Virginie Le Masson)
Assessing the Sensitivity of Mountain Forests to Site Degradation in the Northern Limestone Alps, Europe
(Birgit Reger, Axel Göttlein, Klaus Katzensteiner, and Jörg Ewald)
International Frameworks for Disaster Risk Reduction: Useful Guidance for Sustainable Mountain Development?
(Markus Zimmermann and Margreth Keiler)


MRD's 2-year impact factor now greater than 1
According to Thompson Reuters' ISI Journal Citation Reports®, MRD's 2-year impact factor has again increased, reaching 1.021 for 2014. The 5-year impact factor grew to 1.244. We thank authors and reviewers for their high-quality work. We are committed to ensuring and enhancing the journal's quality and promoting its dissemination.

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Upcoming Issues
Volume 35 No 3: Open Issue (full)
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 2014: 1.021), 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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