Focus and Scope

Journal of mountain area research (J. mt. area res.) is a multidisciplinary academic journal supervised by Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Pakistan. J. mt. area res. is an annual international peer-reviewed journal publishing original research on a broad range of fields with a strong focus on mountainous areas (especially karakoram, Hindukush and Himalayas) and will accept papers in  life sciences, natural and earth sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology.

journal policy

The journal policy is to publish only original research work, therefore J. mt. area res. does not wish to receive any paper that has already been reported in parts or contains already published text, data, figures, tables or other illustrations or any copyright materials whatsoever that has been submitted or accepted for publication either in a journal or conference proceedings elsewhere in any form. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism, any manuscript that contains redundant or duplicate publication of the same or very similar research work violates the policies of this journal and will be rejected.

Review policy

J. mt. area res. adopts a rigorous peer-review procedure. All submissions are initially evaluated carefully by the section editors. Manuscripts that are not deemed by the section editors to be strong candidates for publication will be returned to the authors before peer-review. The manuscripts passing the initial review will be sent to qualified peer reviewers. Being a multidisciplinary journal, the editorial criteria can be made uniform across disciplines. The editors will make every effort to reach decisions on these papers within shortest possible time. Accepted papers will normally be published online as early as possible. Any major changes are not allowed after acceptance.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The work published in this journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Manuscript Processing fees:

There are no manuscript processing fees for all authors worldwide.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Journal Archiving

 This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...