Call for abstracts

The conference on Mountains in the Changing World (#MoChWo) will focus on a broad range of topics related to mountain ecosystem and sustainable livelihood. We invite you to submit abstracts for following conference tracks.

  1. Disasters, resilience, and adaptation
  2. Biodiversity conservation
  3. Climate change
  4. Environmental pollution
  5. Forest management
  6. Soil, water and atmospheric research
  7. Agriculture and agro-ecology
  8. Sustainable livelihood
  9. Policy for mountain resources and livelihood

Abstract submission

Abstract submission starts from April. Deadline for submitting abstract is 15 19 August.

Abstract can be submitted for both oral and poster presentations.

Click here to submit your abstract.

If you cannot submit through online submission system, email your abstract to conference@kias.org.np with abstract submission subject line.

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email within 48 hours. All abstracts will be subjected for peer review. Revision of the abstract may be requested for clarity, style and language. Accepted abstracts will be notified to authors and published on conference website.

Submission guidelines

Abstract must be prepared and submitted in English.

1. Presenting author responsibilities

If you are submitting an abstract, we assume you are the presenting author and therefore you are responsible                 for the followings:

  • Submitting your own work.
  • Assuring all co-authors have reviewed and approved the abstract’s content.
  • Providing complete and accurate contact and affiliation information for all co-authors.
  • Registering for the conference.
  • Presenting the abstract at the conference, if accepted.

2. Be ready with followings before submission

a) Title: Title of abstract should be concise, clearly convey the content of abstract. It may contain up to 85 characters, including spaces.

b) Author(s): Name of all authors who have really contributed the work. Indicate the presenting author.

c) Author affiliation: Primary affiliation for each coauthor including address. 

c) Abstract body: The abstract should be less than 250 words and should provide a clear description of research objectives, the main results and conclusion.

d) Graphical abstract (optional): We encourage you to submit a graphical abstract. 

e) Category: Choose from the key submission tracks listed above. Reviewers will be assigned based on the category you choose.

f) Keywords: At least three keywords are required; up to 5 are allowed. Keywords represent the content of your paper.

3. Reasons for abstract rejection

  • Subject matter is not appropriate for MoChWo
  • Information is not new enough
  • Abstract is duplicative of other submissions
  • Format does not follow guidelines
  • Submission is poorly written

Paper publication opportunities in following open-access and peer-reviewed journals

Authors will have an opportunity to publish their full research papers in following journals. The submitted papers to these journals will go through regular peer-review process. These journals will publish special issue on #MoChWo conference 2016. 

1. Conservation Science journal


Conservation Science is a peer-reviewed open access journal devoted primarily to the dissemination of up-to-date knowledge about global, regional and national conservation issues and the ways to tackle them. For details including manuscript submission, visit journal webpage at www.conservscience.org.

Executive editor: Dr. Prakash K. Paudel

2. Environments-Open Access Journal

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Environments is an international scientific open access journal of environmental sciences published quarterly online by MDPI.

The Special Issue of Environments will publish selected full papers presented at the conference, as well as other submitted papers related to the various issues of mountains. Authors interested in submitting their manuscript for this Special Issue should email to Guest Editor, Uttam Babu Shrestha (Uttam.Shrestha@usq.edu.au). Manuscripts on following issues will be considered:

  • Disasters, resilience, and adaptation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Climate change
  • Environmental pollution
  • Forest management
  • Soil, water, and atmospheric research
  • Agriculture and agroecology
  • Sustainable livelihood
  • Policy for mountain resources and livelihood
  • Socio-ecological systems

Guest editors: Dr. Uttam Babu Shrestha, Dr. Binod Pokharel, Dr. Achyut Aryal, Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari, Dr. Loknath Adhikari, Dr. Suman Aryal.

Article processing charge will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts.

3. Sustainability-Open Access Journal


Sustainability is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly and open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. Sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published monthly online by MDPI.

The Special Issue will feature peer-reviewed papers from the international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World (#MoChWo)”, to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 1–2 October, 2016 (http://conference.kias.org.np). The conference and the Special Issue aim to provide a forum for international/national scholars, researchers, policy makers, and students with an opportunity to share their research findings and knowledge related to various aspects of mountains.

The range of relevant topics include:

  • Environmental, economic and social sustainability
  • Land use and land cover monitoring, natural disaster and risk assessment
  • Decision making and societal impacts, policy and management strategies for sustainable development
  • Citizen science and trainings
  • Remote sensing, and mapping of resources
  • Data fusion, and data visualization relevant to sustainability issues
  • Innovation in renewable and alternative energy
  • Pesticide uses and sustainable agriculture
  • Organic farming

Guest editors:

Dr. Nabin K Malakar
Dr. Rajan Ghimire
Dr. Jhalendra Rijal
Dr. Pradeep Wagle