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Polish Polar Research

The Journal of Committee on Polar Research of Polish Academy of Sciences

IMPACT FACTOR 2015: 1.182
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.242

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.556
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.645
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 1.183


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    POLISH POLAR RESEARCH covers a wide spectrum of Arctic and Antarctic Live and Earth Sciences and highly values interdisciplinary research.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    POLISH POLAR RESEARCH is an international journal publishing original research articles presenting the results of studies carried out in polar regions. It is the official journal of the Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1980.

    Why submit 

    POLISH POLAR RESEARCH invites original scientific papers, dealing with all aspects of polar research. The journal aims to provide a forum for publication of high quality research papers, which are of international interest.


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    Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for authors

    The quarterly Polish Polar Research invites original scientific papers, dealing with all aspects of polar research. The journal aims to provide a forum for publication of high quality research papers, which are of international interest.

    Articles must be written in English. Authors are requested to have their manuscript read by a person fluent in English before submission. All manuscripts should be submitted in one paper copy and on CD. They should be not longer than 30 typescript pages, including tables, figures and references. All papers are peer-reviewed. With the submitted manuscript authors should provide the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three suggested reviewers.

    Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously nor is under consideration by another journal.

    The contribution should be submitted as Word file. It should be prepared in single-column double-spaced format and 25 mm margins. Consult a recent issue of the journal for layout and conventions (http://www.versita.com/ppr). Prepare figures and tables as separate files. For computer-generated graphics, editor Corel Draw is preferred. Line art images should be scanned and saved as bitmap (black and white) images at a resolution of 600–1200 dpi and tightly cropped. Computer versions of the photographs should be saved in TIFF format of at least 400 dpi (non-interpolated). Maximal publication size of illustrations is 126 × 196 mm. The cost of color reproduction in print is EUR 80 per page, or equivalent in any convertible curency. Color artwork in PDF is free of charge.

    Title should be concise and informative, no longer than 15 words. Abstract should have no more than 250 words. The authors are requested to supply up to 5 keywords. The references should be arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Journal names should not be abbreviated. Please, ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list and vice versa. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. References in the text to papers should consist of the surname of the author(s) followed by the year of publication. More than two authors should be cited with the first author’s surname, followed by et al. (Dingle et al. 1998) but in full in the References.


    ANDERSON J.B. 1999. Antarctic Marine Geology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 289 pp.

    BIRKENMAJER K. 1991. Tertiary glaciation in the South Shetland Islands, West Antarctica: evaluation of data. In: M.R.A. Thomson, J.A. Crame and J.W. Thomson (eds) Geological Evolution of Antarctica. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 629–632.

    DINGLE S.A., MARENSSI S.A. and LAVELLE M. 1998. High latitude Eocene climate deterioration: evidence from the northern Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 11: 571–579.

    SEDOV R.V. 1997. Glaciers of the Chukotka. Materialy Glyatsiologicheskikh Issledovaniy 82: 213–217 (in Russian).

    SOBOTA I. and GRZEŚ M. 2006. Characteristic of snow cover on Kaffioyra's glaciers, NW Spitsbergen in 2005. Problemy Klimatologii Polarnej 16: 147–159 (in Polish).

    The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

    Twenty-five reprints of each article published are supplied free of charge. Additional charged reprints can be ordered.

    Please submit your manuscripts to Polish Polar Research via email to:

    Andrzej GAŹDZICKI

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    Editorial Information

    Andrzej Gaździcki (Geosciences), Institute of Paleobiology PAS, Poland
    Krzysztof Jażdżewski (Life Sciences), University of Łódź, Poland

    Associate Editors
    Magdalena BŁAŻEWICZ-PASZKOWYCZ (Łódź),
    e-mail: magdab@biol.uni.lodz.pl
    Piotr JADWISZCZAK (Białystok),
    e-mail: piotrj@uwb.edu.pl
    Wojciech MAJEWSKI (Warszawa),
    e-mail: wmaj@twarda.pan.pl

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Roger BAMBER (Southampton),
    Krzysztof BIRKENMAJER (Kraków),
    Angelika BRANDT (Hamburg),
    Claude DE BROYER (Bruxelles),
    Peter CONVEY (Cambridge, UK),
    J. Alistair CRAME (Cambridge, UK),
    Rodney M. FELDMANN (Kent, OH),
    Jane E. FRANCIS (Cambridge, UK),
    Marek GRAD (Warszawa),
    Aleksander GUTERCH (Warszawa),
    Jacek JANIA (Sosnowiec),
    Jiří KOMÁREK (Třeboň),
    Wiesława KRAWCZYK (Sosnowiec),
    German L. LEITCHENKOV (Sankt Petersburg),
    Jerónimo LÓPEZ-MARTINEZ (Madrid),
    Sergio A. MARENSSI (Buenos Aires),
    Jerzy NAWROCKI (Warszawa),
    Ryszard OCHYRA (Kraków),
    Maria OLECH (Kraków) - President,
    Sandra PASSCHIER (Montclair, NJ),
    Jan PAWŁOWSKI (Genève),
    Gerhard SCHMIEDL (Hamburg),
    Jacek SICIŃSKI (Łódź),
    Michael STODDART (Hobart),
    Witold SZCZUCIŃSKI (Poznań),
    Andrzej TATUR (Warszawa),
    Wim VADER (Tromsø),
    Tony R. WALKER (Halifax, Nova Scotia),
    Jan Marcin WĘSŁAWSKI (Sopot)

    Technical Editors
    Aleksandra Szmielew, Institute of Paleobiology PAS, Poland

    Andrzej GAŹDZICKI
    e-mail: gazdzick@twarda.pan.pl
    phone: (48 22) 697 87 96

    Wojciech MAJEWSKI
    e-mail: wmaj@twarda.pan.pl
    phone: (48 22) 697 88 53

    Instytut Paleobiologii
    Polska Akademia Nauk
    ul. Twarda 51/55
    00-818 Warszawa, POLAND

    Life Sciences
    Krzysztof JAŻDŻEWSKI
    e-mail: kryjaz@biol.uni.lodz.pl
    phone: (48 42) 635 44 45

    e-mail: magdab@biol.uni.lodz.pl
    phone: (48 22) 635 42 97

    Zakład Biologii Polarnej i Oceanobiologii Uniwersytet Łódzki
    ul. S. Banacha 12/16
    90-237 Łódź, POLAND

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

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