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


Current Issue (nearly complete)
Volume 39 No 1: Open Issue

Featured Articles
Mapping Food Systems: A Participatory Research Tool Tested in Kenya and Bolivia
(J. Jacobi, G. Wambugu, M. Ngutu, H. Augstburger, V. Mwangi, A. Llanque Zonta, S. Otieno, B.P. Kiteme, J.M.F. Delgado Burgoa, S. Rist)
Do Economic Opportunities Offered by National Parks Affect Social Perceptions of Parks? A Study from the Polish Carpathians
(A. Warchalska-Troll)
Species Composition and Carbon Stock of Tree Cover at a Postdisturbance Area in the Tatra National Park, Western Carpathians
(B. Konôpka, V. Šebeň, and J. Pajtík)

Remembering a great mountain personality: Bruno Messerli, 1931–2019
In February, the world lost a strong advocate and a formidable voice for the cause of mountains and mountain people on the international stage. Two obituaries in Vol 39,
No 1
pay tribute to Bruno Messerli’s work and personality.

New: Issues in progress
After a slowdown in production, MRD is back with a new publication rhythm: papers will now be published online as soon as they are ready, with issues appearing “in progress” until they are officially closed. This will still happen at quarterly intervals.

MRD's impact factor is consistently growing
According to Clarivate Analytics' InCites Journal Citation Reports®, MRD's 2-year impact factor has reached yet another all-time high at 1.388 (5-year: 1.701). We thank authors and reviewers for their excellent work. We remain committed to ensuring and enhancing the journal's quality and promoting its dissemination.

Call for papers: Mountain Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Mountain biodiversity provides billions of people with vital ecosystem services and sources of livelihoods. MRD is looking for papers that present validated insights into ways of managing mountain (agro)biodiversity so that it contributes to human wellbeing; that analyze interlinkages between mountain biodiversity, global change, ecosystems, and people; or that offer evidence-informed agendas for research or policymaking with regard to these interlinkages. Full papers are due by 16 August 2019. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 39 No 2: Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Development in
(issue full)
Volume 39 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 39 No 4: The Role of Culture in Transformation Towards Sustainable Development in Mountains
Volume 40 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 40 No 2: Mountain Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Volume 40 No 3: Open Issue

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 2018: 1.388), 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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