Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Mountain Research and Development

Mountain Research Journal
Mountain Research and Development (MRD) is the leading development-oriented international research journal specifically devoted to the world’s mountains. Photo: 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.

News from the MRD Editorial Office

Hans Hurni, MRD’s Editor-in-Chief since 2000 – the last 5 years together with David Molden, Director General of ICIMOD – has decided to step down after his retirement as a professor at the Institute of Geography and at CDE. As of March 2017, his duties as an Editor-in-Chief of MRD have been taken over by Thomas Breu, Director of CDE. The editorial team thanks Hans Hurni for his long-standing commitment and services to MRD. And we look forward to working with Thomas, who is committed to MRD’s mission of publishing fully peer-reviewed, development-relevant research on mountains and mountain people. Read the editorial in Vol 37, No 1 for details.

Link to journal: http://www.mrd-journal.org/