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 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 monthly journal with 12 issues a year. JMS publishes research and technical papers on mountain environment, mountain ecology, mountain hazards, mountain resources and sustainable mountain development.

  • - Introduces mountain research achievements of the developing countries to the world scene
    - The editorial board and reviewers represent some 29 countries and regions in five continents
    - Enhances academic exchange on mountain science research

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Peng Cui
Executive Editor-in-Chief
  • Dunlian Qiu
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.371 (2021)
Impact factor
2.496 (2021)
Five year impact factor
69,755 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1993-0321
Print ISSN
1672-6316
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