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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 36 No 2: Focus Issue (all articles)
Editorial: Modernization and Sustainable Development in Mountains

Featured Articles
Using the "Footprint" Approach to Examine the Potentials and Impacts of Renewable Energy Sources in the European Alps
(Richard Hastik et al)
Framing Modernization Interventions: Reassessing the Role of Migration and Translocality in Sustainable Mountain Development in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
(Andreas Benz)
Rethinking Pumped Storage Hydropower in the European Alps: A Call for New Integrated Assessment Tools to Support the Energy Transition
(Astrid Björnsen Gurung et al)

Call for papers: Mountain Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals
Mountain forests provide key ecosystem services that are essential for achieving the SDGs. MRD is seeking papers that assess experiences of how to manage forests so that they can provide such services; that analyze the state of mountain forests; or that offer agendas for future research or policy in support of sustainable mountain forestry. Notices of intent were due by 1 April 2016, full papers are due by 25 June 2016. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers here.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 36 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 36 No 4: Mountains of Our Future Earth—Key Perth III Insights (invited papers)
Volume 37 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 37 No 2: Mountain Forests and the SDGs

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 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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