eco.mont – Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management
This open acces journal, registered in the Science Citation Index Expanded, focuses on mountain protected areas around the globe.
In consequence, eco.mont would be the ideal medium for biosphere reserves located in mountainous areas to publish research results and management experiences.
Please find some brief information about the „eco.mont“ journal below. For detailed information please consult the journal´s webpage: https://ecomont.mountainresearch.at/
eco.mont – Journal on protected mountain areas research and management was founded in 2008 as a joint initiative of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC), Interacademic Commission for Alpine Studies (ICAS) which is part of the s part of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and the University of Innsbruck.
eco.mont offers a platform specifically for scientists and practitioners working in and on protected mountain areas in Europe and overseas. Target audiences of the journal are scientists from all related disciplines, managers of protected areas and an interested public including practitioners, visitors, teachers, etc.
eco.mont is available by open access from the Austrian Academy Press and in a printed version from Innsbruck University Press.
eco.mont is registered in the Science Citation Index Expanded by Clarivate Analytics (Impact Factor 2018: 0.488) and in the Directory of Open Access Journals. CC-Licence: CC BY-NC-ND.
eco.mont is published twice a year and publishes
- peer-reviewed articles on research and management topics in protected mountain areas (max. 30.000 characters including spaces, title, abstract, keywords, references),
- reports (not peer-reviewed) on management issues (max. 15.000 characters including spaces, title, abstract, keywords, references),
- a case in point showcasing (not peer-reviewed) one protected area ( max. 15.000 characters including spaces, title, abstract, keywords, references).
You can submit articles for the following topics:
- Management: visitor monitoring, participation of local population, implementation of conservation concepts / plans
- Sustainable regional development
- Specific research into flora and fauna
- Geographical mountain research – Alps / other mountain ranges
- Landscape ecology – changes in cultural landscapes/practices, soil
- Global change – impacts on mountain areas
Manuscripts submitted for publication undergo a blind peer-review by
- a member of the Editorial Board (to guarantee the mission of the journal and the scientific quality) and
a peer (to guarantee the scientific quality)