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An international, peer-reviewed open access journal founded in 1981 and published by the International Mountain Society (IMS)

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Current Issue
Volume 38 No 2: Open Issue (all articles)
Editorial

Featured Articles
Small-Scale Irrigation Self-Governance in a Mountain Region of Tajikistan
(A. Dörre, Ch. Goibnazarov)
Using Knowledge of Plant Persistence Traits to Optimize Strategies for Post-Mine Ecological Restoration on the Peruvian Altiplano
(J.L. Flores-Alvarez, B. Ladd, A. Velez-Azañero, U. Loret de Mola, S. Bonser)
Historical Climate Warming in the White Mountains of New Hampshire (USA): Implications for Snowmaking Water Needs at Ski Areas
(G. Wilson, M. Green, K. Mack)


Call for papers: The Role of Culture in Transformation Towards Sustainable Development in Mountains
Mountain communities are undergoing rapid sociocultural change, caused by drivers such as outmigration, urbanization, and increasing insertion into the market economy. Mountain cultural heritage is under threat. But communities are responding in creative ways. How can we ensure that culture is a source of creativity and empowerment, that it constitutes the roots upon which a global ethics can grow, and that it helps bridge the divides between the individual and the communitarian? MRD is looking for papers that address these questions and others. Full papers are due by 30 September 2018, full papers by 1 February 2018. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers here.

MRD author wins BioOne Ambassador Award
With a lay summary of her recent article in MRD on how elderly people in rural Nepal view the consequences of outmigration, Sarah Speck convinced the jury to select her as one of five winners of the BioOne Ambassador Award. The award recognizes early career authors working to communicate the importance and impact of their research to communities beyond their fields of expertise. Congratulations!

Call for papers: Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Mountains
Mountains and mountain people are critically affected by climate change. MRD is looking for papers that assess novel adaptation practices and present well-researched insights into implications of climate change that are relevant to adaptation. Synthesis papers comparing case studies are of particular interest, as MRD aims to contribute to the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report as well as to inform development policies. Full papers are due by 15 August 2018; please submit an abstract beforehand. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers here.

A brief overview of mountain journals published in eco.mont
Dedicated academic mountain journals emerged as of the beginning of the 20th century from a need to collect very diverse work focusing on mountains as a fascinating and challenging environment as well as a place of unique livelihood systems. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, eco.mont has published a brief overview of the 4 peer-reviewed, indexed mountain journals that exist today, including MRD. The piece was written by members of MRD’s Editorial Team.

MRD’s impact factor continues to grow
According to the 2018 edition of Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports®, MRD’s 2-year impact factor has further increased, reaching 1.216 for 2017 (5-year: 1.712). We thank authors and reviewers for their high-quality work. We remain committed to further enhancing the journal’s quality and impact.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 38 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 38 No 4: Food Security and Sustainable Development in Mountains
Volume 39 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 39 No 2: Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Mountains
Volume 39 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 39 No 4: Cultural Diversity 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 2017: 1.216), 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)
4 issues per year

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