Polar Science

Polar Science - ISSN 1873-9652
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.711 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.507 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 1.389 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 1.468 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 23-26
Issues: 4 issues
ISSN: 18739652
Editor-in-Chief: Yamanouchi

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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: T. Yamanouchi