Information for Authors
Advances in Polar Science (APS) was founded in 1990 and formerly known as the Chinese Journal of Polar Science (English Edition), the journal has been renamed Advances in Polar Science since Volume 22 (2011). APS is a comprehensive international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to presentation of multi-disciplinary achievements in Arctic and Antarctic research. All papers are subject to peer review by at least two expert referees. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within five weeks of submission. Once accepted, a paper will normally be published in the next issue of the journal. All articles published in APS are posted online as soon as they are ready for publication (i.e., after final proofreading). All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable.

Status Inquiries

ScholarOne Manuscript, the online manuscript submission system used by APS posts different status updates as it progresses through the editorial process. You may also e-mail with specific questions.

Editorial Policies

Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that no part of the work has been published previously in print or electronic format and the paper is not under consideration by another publication or electronic medium. Under no circumstances will any paper be considered that contains any data that have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Corresponding Author

The corresponding author(s) is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate contributors are listed as authors and that all authors have agreed to the manuscript’s content and its submission to Advances in Polar Science. In a case where we become aware of an authorship dispute, authorship must be approved in writing by all of the parties. The corresponding author(s) is also responsible for ensuring adherence to all editorial and submission policies and for any communications and actions that may be necessary after publication. Because of the responsibilities associated with this designation, a maximum of two corresponding authors is allowed. Exceptions will only be considered in cases of compelling need and by prior discussion with the handling editor.

Steps to Publication for APS

All the manuscripts that are submitted to the journal Advances in Polar Science will be peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below:

1. Type of Peer Review: Journal employs single blind review, where the referee remains anonymous throughout the process.

2. Referee reports: Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within six weeks. Should the referees’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees within 2 weeks after receipt by the authors. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

3. Final report: A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.

4. Embellishment: We will provide free of charge English Editing service for the adopted articles written by non-English native author.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online via the website:

Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please click on the ‘Author Center’ link in the top left hand of the screen in and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.


You can click here to get the latest template.