Polar Record

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Polar Record  
Polar Record journal, 2014, Vol 50, front cover.png
Former names
The Polar Record
Discipline Polar regions
Peer-reviewed Yes
Language English
Publication details
Publisher
Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom)
Publication history
1931 – present
Frequency Quarterly
Indexing
ISSN 0032-2474 (print)
1475-3057 (web)
LCCN 35024615
CODEN POLRAV
OCLC no. 52079372
Links

Polar Record is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of Arctic and Antarctic exploration and research, created and managed by the Scott Polar Research Institute, and published by Cambridge University Press.[1] It was established in 1931.[2]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in ProQuest, Thomson Reuters,[3] EBSCOhost,[4] CABI,[5] Elsevier BV, De Gryuter Saur, National Library of Medicine, Ovid, Spelological Abstracts.[6]

It is also abstracted and indexed in the following databases, available through ProQuest: Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts,[7] and CSA.[8]

Scope[edit]

The journal covers original primary research papers in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, and polar technology, as well as papers concerning current political, economic, legal, and environmental issues in the Arctic or Antarctic.[1]

History[edit]

Volume 1, of the The Polar Record, first published in 1931

The journal was established in 1931, by The Scott Polar Research Institute which itself was founded in 1926. The foreword of the first issue in the first volume stated that the journal was created to address the challenge of "so much exploration and exploitation in the polar regions, the news of which appear in so many forms and languages", and that "in the first place an attempt will be made merely to record the chief polar events of the preceeding six months; but it is hoped that the scope of the journal will gradually be expanded. The main body of the The Polar Record is a résumé of polar news extracted from the best available sources." The Committee of Management decided that the director of the Scott Polar Research Institute also be the Editor. Therefore, the at-the-time director of the institute, Frank Debenham became the foundational editor of the journal.[2]

From its inception in 1931, to 1953, each volume was triennial, with issues published every six months. Between years 1954 and 1987 the volumes became biannual, with three issues published every year starting in 1955. In 1988 each volume became annual, with quarterly publication of issues.[2][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Polar Record". Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Debenham, Frank, ed. (January 1931). "The Polar Record - Foreword". Polar Record (Cambridge University Press) 1 (01). Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ "IP & Science - Master Journal List Journal - Search". Thomson Reuters. Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Arctic & Antarctic Regions - Database Coverage List". EBSCOhost. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Animal Science Database". Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Abstracting & Indexing Services". Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "CSA Factsheet". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Active Journals Monitored for the Zoological Record Plus Database - Volume 136 (1999/2000)". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Back Issues". Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved Feb 22, 2014. 

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