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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 34 No 2: Open Issue (all articles)

Featured Articles
Depopulating the Himalayan Highlands: Education and Outmigration From Ethnically Tibetan Communities of Nepal
(G. Childs, S. Craig, C. M. Beall, and B. Basnyat)
The Projected Impact of Climate Change on Water Availability and Development in the Koshi Basin, Nepal
(L. Bharati, P. Gurung, P. Jayakody, V. Smakhtin, and U. Bhattarai)
Ecological Factors Influencing Physical Soil Degradation in the Atacora Mountain Chain in Benin, West Africa
(F. A. Y. Okou, A. E. Assogbadjo, Y. Bachmann, and B. Sinsin)

Call for papers on "Vulnerability and resilience to natural hazards and disasters in mountains"
MRD is seeking well-validated insights into disaster risk reduction and recovery approaches in mountains, as well as novel findings on processes of natural hazards and disasters from a social-ecological perspective and on mountain communities' and environments' resilience and vulnerabilities. We also welcome research and policy agendas based on comprehensive reviews of research and development work in the context of natural hazards and disasters in mountains. Full papers are due by 15 September 2014. For more information, please download the full call for papers.

MountainNotes has become MountainAgenda: new guidelines
The new MountainAgenda section—which replaces MountainNotes—is now set up on MRD's website and online submission interface. MountainAgenda papers go through full peer review and present agendas for future research or policy, based on well-referenced reviews of the state of the art in research or policy. Read the new editorial policy and guidelines for authors and reviewers.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 34 No 3: Gender and sustainable development in mountains
Volume 34 No 4: Family farming in mountains
Volume 35 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 35 No 2: Vulnerability and resilience to natural hazards and disasters

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 2012: 0.934), 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)
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