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Journal of Mountain Science

Journal of Mountain Science

Editor-in-Chief: Peng Cui
Executive Editor-in-Chief: Dunlian Qiu

ISSN: 1672-6316 (print version)
ISSN: 1993-0321 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11629

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Included in Science Citation Index Expanded from 2007

  • Introduces mountain research achievements of the developing countries to the world scene
  • The editorial board and reviewers represent some 18 countries and regions on five continents
  • Specialists from the United Nations University share editorial work and collect international submission
  • Enhances academic exchange on mountain science research

The Journal of Mountain Science, started in 2004, is an international English-language journal on mountain sciences. The JMS is supervised by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), sponsored by the Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, published by Science Press China, and distributed by Springer exclusively throughout the world (excluding Mainland China). The United Nations University (UNU) takes part in the editorial work and supports subscriptions for institutions in developing and transition countries.

The Editorial Board members and reviewers are invited from different countries and regions in the world, and the JMS solicits contributions from and is distributed throughout the world. The JMS is a bimonthly journal with 6 issues a year.

JMS publishes research and technical papers on mountain environment, mountain ecology, mountain hazards, mountain resources and mountain development. The JMS accepts both individual and organizational contributions.

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Ecology - Environmental Sciences - Geography

Impact Factor: 1.016 (2016) * 

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    The Journal of Mountain Science (JMS) is devoted to mountains and their surrounding lowlands - ecoregions of particular global importance, with a particular emphasis on the important highlands/ mountains in the world, such as the Tibetan Plateau, the Himalayas, the Alps, the Andes, the Rockies and many other mountain ranges of our planet.

    JMS mainly publishes academic and technical papers concerning environmental changes and sustainable development in mountain areas under natural conditions or / and with the influence of human activities.

    And it also accepts book reviews and reports on mountain research and introductions to mountain research organizations.

    This journal pays particular attention to the relationships between mountain environment changes and human activities, including the processes, characteristics and restoration of mountain ecosystem degradation; dynamic processes, and the theory and methods of controlling mountain hazards, such as debris, landslides and soil erosion; the protection and development of special mountain resources; culture diversity and local economic development in mountain regions; and ethnic issues and social welfare in mountain areas.

    Academic papers should display universal, strategic and innovative characteristics in both theory and practice. Technical papers should report on development programmes, project planning and community actions.

    We especially welcome papers which emphasize the application of new technologies, such as GIS and remote sensing, in mountain research and development, and the papers on new concepts and new methods deriving from disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in mountains.

     

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