JMS Editor and Scientists had a Face to Face Communication in Perth III Mountain Our Future Earth conference JMS Editor and Scientists had a Face to Face Communication in Perth III Mountain Our Future Earth conference

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JMS Editor and Scientists had a Face to Face Communication in Perth III Mountain Our Future Earth conference

      During the  conference period of Perth III Mountain Our Future Earth held in Perth, Scotland, UK, Prof. QIU Dunlian, the executive editor in chief of the Journal of Mountain Science (JMS), hosted a lunch session on Oct. 7 and had a face to face communication with scholars and scientists, and editors of other journals. Prof. QIU made a brief introduction on the JMS and its developmental trends, and the current challenges such as the shortage of quality reviewers. Several scientists showed interest to join in the editorial board of the JMS and expressed their willingness to contribute more to the journal's development. Prof. Axel Borsdorf (editor of Eco Mont) from the Austrian Academy of Sciences hoped we (mountain journals) could have closer cooperation in manuscript sharing and journal promotion. Several scientists expressed they would like to do peer-review for JMS. One Sri Lanka scientist told Prof. QIU that he had found a good journal on mountain science via this face to face communication. After the lunch session, Dr. João Azevedo from the Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Portuguese discussed with Prof. QIU about the possibility of publishing a special issue in the JMS. The articles will come from next year's international conference to be held in Bragança, Portuguese -2016 Mountain.  JMS will be one of the sponsors of this conference  and encourage authors to attend this international conference and actively submit articles!

       During the Perth III conference period, Prof. QIU also met Prof. Martin Price, the associate editor in chief of JMS, and Dr. Anne Zimmermann, associate editor of theMountain Research and Development, and had a long talk with Anne about two journals' management and operation.

Prof. QIU is having a discussion with Prof. Axel Borsdorf.

 Prof. QIU is listening to scientists' suggestions

Prof. Martin Price (right ) and Prof. QIU Dunlian (left)

Prof. QIU is with Dr. Anne Zimmermann (middle) and one Pakistan professor (right).