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SCAR General News

cover page webA special issue of Advances in Polar Science will be published in June 2020. Manuscript submissions are invited on the theme of “Polar Regions in the Global Climate System”. Please see below a letter from the APS Editorial Office with details of the journal and the most recent issue, which included contributions from SCAR scientists.


Dear colleagues,

The Special Issue of Advances in Polar Science (APS) on Geology and palaeontology of the James Ross Basin, Antarctic Peninsula as 30(3) is available online ( It will form a valuable reference work for further scientific investigations into this key global locality.

With the outstanding support of three guest editors (Dr. Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche, Dr. Javier N. Gelfo from Argentina, Dr. J. Alistair Crame from UK), the special issue was both successful and international, celebrating and honouring the essence of the Antarctic Treaty. Ten original scientific works are presented by researchers from ten different countries (Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, UK, USA) in a collaboration that highlights the current state of knowledge, addressing both highly relevant questions and opening exciting new lines of inquiry for Antarctic Earth Sciences.

A special issue (vol. 31, issue 2) focused on “Polar Regions in the Global Climate System” is planned for June 2020, with four Guest Editors: Dr. Yunus Shukor, Prof. Azizan Abu Samah from Malaya, Dr. Claudio Gómez Fuentes from Chile, and Prof. Ian Allison from Australia. The theme is based on the 8th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica held on 18-19 June 2019 in Universiti Putra Malaysia.

We invite you to submit manuscripts for this special issue, and thank you in advance for your consideration. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2019. We encourage you to share this announcement with interested colleagues. Any queries should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Editorial Office of Advances in Polar Science

Kind regards,                     


Guest Editors for this issue, Yunus Shukor (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Azizan Abu Samah (University of Malaya), Dr. Claudio Gómez Fuentes from Chile) and Ian Allison (Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, Australia)