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Polar Science

  • ISSN: 1873-9652

Editor-In-Chief: Enomoto

Next planned ship date: June 6, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 1.9
  • Impact factor: 1.8

Published on behalf of the National Institute of Polar Research Polar Science is an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal. It is dedicated to publishing original researc… Read more

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Published on behalf of the National Institute of Polar Research

Polar Science is an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal. It is dedicated to publishing original research articles for sciences relating to the polar regions of the Earth and other planets. Polar Science aims to cover 15 disciplines which are listed below; they cover most aspects of physical sciences, geosciences and life sciences, together with engineering and social sciences. Articles should attract the interest of broad polar science communities, and not be limited to the interests of those who work under specific research subjects. Polar Science also has an Open Archive whereby published articles are made freely available from ScienceDirect after an embargo period of 24 months from the date of publication.

- Space and upper atmosphere physics
- Atmospheric science/climatology
- Glaciology
- Oceanography/sea ice studies
- Geology/petrology
- Solid earth geophysics/seismology
- Marine Earth science
- Geomorphology/Cenozoic-Quaternary geology
- Meteoritics
- Terrestrial biology
- Marine biology
- Animal ecology
- Environment
- Polar Engineering
- Humanities and social sciences

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Editor-in-Chief: Hiroyuki Enomoto


This journal welcomes contributions that support and advance the UN's sustainable development goals, in particular SDG 13, (Climate Action) SDG 14 (Life below water) and SDG 15 (Life on land)