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Journal of Montology (J-MONT) is an open access annual journal that aims to present “frontier knowledge” describing how current systems — society, the economy, the environment, agriculture, etc. — work and how they might work in the future. Articles in this journal offer original and innovative scientific research relevant to economic mountain development.

Possible Content Areas

  • New scientific and development-relevant insights about mountain economies and societies, human–nature interactions, mountain agriculture and food systems, spatial planning, bio- and geophysical environments, mountain climates, ecosystem processes, institutions and governance, energy, and infrastructure.
  • New concepts and methodologies employing disciplinary, interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approaches.
  • Disciplinary work, provided it addresses an academic audience broader than that dealing with the specific field of research presented.
  • Case studies enhancing knowledge about little researched topics or mountain areas.

Papers should …

  • Present original and innovative research insights and contain less than 30,000 characters including spaces (not counting list of references).
  • Be well-researched and documented, and describe the methodology used in a clear and concise manner; results should be presented based on sound facts, scientific procedures, and well-founded arguments.
  • Be embedded in the relevant national or international debate.
  • Refer to the most recent academic literature on the issues discussed.
  • Be presented in a clearly structured and comprehensible manner; in the interest of interdisciplinary communication, disciplinary papers should avoid being exclusively technical.
  • Make the mountain specificities of the chosen topic clear.

Open Access

Articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0 which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Target audience

Papers should address a scientific community interested in mountains, mountain people, sustainable mountain development, development-oriented research, and interdisciplinary interaction. Disciplinary papers are welcome provided they address an academic audience broader than that dealing with the specific field of research presented.

Editorial privacy policy

Editors who are in direct communication with authors, both current and potential, bear the responsibility of maintaining strict confidentiality regarding all personal data provided by these individuals. The Editorial Board and the editorial office must refrain from utilizing any personal data supplied by authors and reviewers for personal purposes, including research or academic endeavors such as customer surveys or marketing research. The Board and/or the editorial office may share personal information about authors only in one specific circumstance: when plagiarism has been identified, and there is an ongoing formal investigation initiated by a third party.

Authors’ work affiliations and contact email addresses are published on the introductory page of each article and are considered open-access data. Should an author object to having their email published, they are kindly requested to notify the editorial office once their text has been approved for publication, typically following blind review results. Authors’ professional affiliations are regarded as an integral part of article indexing in international databases. Therefore, this type of information is treated as open-source data, and all authors are encouraged to provide their formal affiliations when submitting their texts. 

The Editorial Board and the editorial office pledge to never disclose personal contact information, such as telephone numbers, emails, Skype names, etc., to any third parties, whether private or business entities. In the case that any individual has received an email from the editorial office due to a technical error or human oversight (e.g., a typo in the email address), we kindly request that they delete the email as soon as possible and promptly notify the sender. If you wish for all of your personal data to be removed from our internal editorial records, please contact our managing editor via email.