Call for papers for Special Issue on “Response of polar organisms and natural environment to global changes” in Advances in Polar Science“
We would like to invite you to submit
manuscripts to a special issue of the journal Advances in Polar Science (APS)
on “Response of polar organisms and natural environment to global changes”.
APS is an international, peer-reviewed and
open-access journal jointly sponsored by the Polar Research Institute of China
(PRIC) and the Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA). It is a
quarterly journal published in March, June, September and December and
circulated internationally (ISSN 1674-9928, CN 31-2050/P). Articles published
in APS are free of charge with generous funding from PRIC. For more details,
please see the attached introduction file or visit the APS’s websites:
We thank you in advance for your
consideration to submit manuscripts to this special issue, and we encourage you
to share this announcement broadly with interested colleagues. Any queries
should be addressed to [hidden email] .
Issue on “Response of polar organisms and natural environment to global
High altitude and high latitude regions on
Earth are experiencing rapid changes in climate, with impacts on polar
organisms and the environment. The persistent cold and sometimes inhospitable
conditions create unique ecosystems and habitats for polar organisms. This
thematic issue will focus on various polar organisms and natural environmental
changes including the polar fauna and flora, polar microorganisms, the carbon
and nitrogen cycles of the polar tundra, polar environmental change and
contamination. In addition, there is an urgent need to identify sensitive
indicators of ecosystem history, which may be sentinels for change or
adaptation. For instance, plant quadrats are one platform to study the
correlations of vegetation (e.g. hair grass, mosses, lichens), microbiology and
environmental characteristics, and to monitor the influence of climate change
on these organisms. This Special Issue seeks to bring together polar
researchers studying different ecological systems and components of the food
web, and to consider these sensitive natural environments in a changing global
perspective. We welcome relevant contribution on this topic.
Submitted manuscripts, except for review
papers, should be complete and adequately supported by original investigation;
they should not be versions of communications submitted or published elsewhere.
All manuscripts will undergo regular review by members of the Editorial Board
and other appropriate experts.
The schedule for this special issue is:
• Paper submission deadline: 10 February 2017 (extended into 30 March
• Final acceptance deadline: 30 April 2017 (extended into 30 May 2017)