Advances in Polar Science

The Polar Research Institute of China - PRIC, publishes the Journal of Advances in Polar Science - APS, www.aps-polar.org . The primary objective of APS is to publish achievements in fundamental research, applied research and high-technology research focused or based on the polar regions, and to report the latest discoveries, inventions, theories and methodologies in polar research. The scope of the journal covers a range of polar disciplines including glaciology, oceanography, atmospheric science, space physics, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, biology and ecology, medicine, Antarctic astronomy, environmental science and engineering and technology as well as polar social science, information service and management. APS also publishes occasional "Special Issues" on specific polar research themes.

A new category of papers, the Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed), was introduced in 2017 and is attracting the attention of the international polar community. Dr. Senior Honorary Research Fellow, Roger J. Braithwaite from School of Environment, Education and Development, the University of Manchester comments that this is a most welcome initiative!

Up to now, five Opinion Editorials have been published:

  1. Optical remote sensing of snow fraction—status and future prospects, by Igor APPEL, USA (Vol. 28, No.4)

    Citation: Appel I. Optical remote sensing of snow fraction―status and future prospects. Adv Polar Sci, 2017, 28 (4): 229-230, doi:10.13679/j.advps.2017.4.00229

    Full text: http://www.aps-polar.org/paper/2017/28/04/A180411000001

  2. Polar science needs a foundation: where is the research into polar infrastructure?, by Adrian McCallum, Australia (Vol. 29, No.1)

    Citation: McCallum A. Polar science needs a foundation: where is the research into polar infrastructure? Adv Polar Sci, 2018, 29 (1): 1−2, doi: 10.13679/j.advps.2018.1.00001

    Full text: http://www.aps-polar.org/paper/2018/29/01/A180706000001

  3. Towards truly integrated modeling and observing of marine ice sheets, by David Gwyther, Australia (Vol. 29, No.4)

    Citation: Gwyther D. Towards truly integrated modeling and observing of marine ice sheets. Adv Polar Sci, 2018, 29 (4): 231-232, doi: 10.13679/j.advps.2018.4.00231

  4. T-MOSAiC—A new circumpolar collaboration, by Diogo Folhas, et al, Portugal and Canada (Vol. 30, No.4)

    Citation: Folhas D, Canário J, Vincent W F. T-MOSAiC—A new circumpolar collaboration. Adv Polar Sci, 2019, 30(4): 357-358, doi: 10.13679/j.advps.2019.0027

  5. The importance of long-term research and monitoring in the Ross Sea, by Bod Zuur (Vol. 30, No.4)

    Citation: Zuur B. The importance of long-term research and monitoring in the Ross Sea. Adv Polar Sci, 2019, 30 (4): 359-361, doi: 10.13679/j.advps.2019.0025

Op-Ed can be a statement of the opinion of a named author or authors (not necessarily affiliated with the editorial board) with a maximum of 15oo words (a maximum length of 2 printed pages). It provides a forum for comment on the status and/or deficiencies on any aspect of polar science, reflects on recent innovation or progress, promotes internationally collaborative polar science projects, etc. Op-Ed is directly reviewed by EICs with final decision without peer review by expert referrers.

Readers are welcome to query and discuss on each article by E-mail directly with the corresponding authors.