Mountain Research and Development (MRD)

Mountain Research and Development (MRD) is the leading development-oriented international research journal specifically devoted to the world’s mountains. It fosters sustainable development in mountains by publishing peer-reviewed interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and transdisciplinary research on mountains, capitalising on development experiences, promoting policy dialogue, and strengthening networks within the mountain community. MRD is fully online and provides open access to all contents as of 2000 through BioOne; older issues can be accessed through JSTOR.

MRD’s innovative editorial policy aims to bring together research, development, and policy. By presenting different types of knowledge and addressing both the scientific community and a broader community of practitioners, policymakers, and decision-makers, MRD encourages the co-production of knowledge for sustainable mountain development. All articles published in MRD are peer-reviewed under consideration of the different value systems and rules of the science, development, and policy communities.

CDE hosts MRD’s Editorial Office, led by Editors-in-Chief Thomas Breu of CDE and David Molden of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The journal is published by the International Mountain Society.

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The journal is published by the International Mountain Society.


MRD Editorial Office
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Hallerstrasse 10
3012 Bern