Journal information
Advances in Polar Science (APS) is a comprehensive international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to presentation of multi-disciplinary achievements in Arctic and Antarctic research. It is published quarterly and sponsored by the Polar Research Institute of China and the Chinese Society for Oceanography.

The primary objective of APS is to publish achievements in fundamental research, applied research and high-technology research focused or based on the polar region, and to report the latest discoveries, inventions, theories and methodologies in polar research. The scope of the journal covers a range of disciplines including polar glaciology, polar oceanography, polar atmospheric science, polar space physics, polar geology, polar geophysics, polar geochemistry, polar biology and ecology, polar medicine, Antarctic astronomy, polar environment observation, polar engineering as well as polar information service and management. APS also publishes occasional "Special Issues" on specific polar research themes.

APS is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are released, you can freely download them via: Publishing in APS is free of charge thanks to generous funding from the Polar Research Institute of China.

Publications in APS are accepted in five categories:
Reviews: Summarizing representative results and achievements in a particular topic or an area, comments on the current situation, and advice on research directions. Author opinions and related discussions are invited.
Opinion Editorial: Providing a forum to comment on the status and/or deficiencies of any aspect of polar science, to reflect on recent innovation or progress, and to promote internationally collaborative polar science projects.
Articles: Reporting important original new results in all areas of polar science.
Letters: Briefly presenting novel and innovative findings related to polar science.
Trends: Reporting important scientific news, information, and academic affairs, as well as major international programs or conferences in all areas of polar science.

APS is published in March, June, September and December each year by the China Science Press and circulated internationally. 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).

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.

We invite you to submit your relevant manuscript(s) online via the link on this page or via:

Guidelines for Authors can be downloaded from the link above, or at: