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Mountain Research and Development
Mountain Research and Development (MRD) is devoted to interdisciplinary research on key topics related to mountains, mountain people and communities, and sustainable development in mountains. Find out more on the journal’s website.
Mountain Research and Development


    MRD features three peer-reviewed sections: MountainDevelopment, which contains “transformation knowledge,” MountainResearch, which contains “systems knowledge,” and MountainAgenda, which contains “target knowledge.” In addition, the MountainPlatform section offers International Mountain Society members an opportunity to convey information about their mountain initiatives and priorities; and the MountainMedia section presents reviews of recent publications on mountains and mountain development.

    Key research and development fields:

    • Society and culture
    • Policy, politics, and institutions
    • Economy
    • Bio- and geophysical environment
    • Ecosystems and cycles
    • Environmental risks
    • Resource and land use
    • Energy, infrastructure, and services
    • Methods and theories
    • Regions

    For more information on the detailed thematic classifications for reviewers and authors please see the download (pdf-file).


    MRD is essential reading for two main groups: a multidisciplinary community of development-oriented researchers, policy-makers, decision-makers, practitioners, and people in educational institutions; and a broad academic community of researchers, students, and graduate-level teachers interested in sustainable mountain development, mountain environments and societies, disciplinary mountain aspects of global relevance, and interdisciplinary interaction.

    Open Access

    MRD provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public, especially in developing countries, supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Open access leads to increased readership beyond the international mountain research and development community, thus increasing the benefits of knowledge on, and experience in, sustainable mountain development presented in MRD. Open access also results in increased recognition and citation of authors’ work. In order to help defray the costs of publication and the loss of income from subscriptions, authors are requested to pay a publication fee.


Print ISSN: 0276-4741

Online ISSN: 1994-7151

Current: Aug 2022 : Volume 42 Issue 3

Frequency: Quarterly

Impact Factor: 1.194

Journal Citation Reports® Ranking: 248/274 Environmental Sciences, 44/50 Geography, Physical

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