Call for Papers for the Polar Record Special Issue: Education, Outreach, and Engagement

Editors announce a call for papers for a special issue of Polar Record. This special issue of Polar Record will be dedicated to education, outreach, and engagement related to polar research and will help to draw scholarly attention to this aspect of polar research.

Submission deadline: 31 January 2018.

The special issue will be published in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the International Polar Year 2007-2008. That International Polar Year led to an upwelling of education, outreach and communication (EOC) initiatives across the polar research community. At the 2016 Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) conference in
Kuala Lumpur, the Humanities and Social Science Expert Group identified science communication as a research priority.

Submissions of original research articles of 9,000-12,000 words in length, Research Notes (peer reviewed short articles up to 3,000 words), and Commentaries (focused, view-point coverage of topics relevant to this special issue topic) are invited. Contact the editors if submitting Research Notes or Commentaries prior to submission.

All papers will be subject to the journal's peer-review process and submission does not guarantee acceptance. Accepted papers will be published in FirstView within a month after acceptance with the full special issue due for publication in January 2019.

Papers must be submitted through the journal's online submission center. Choose the special issue "10 years of Polar Education, Outreach, and Communication initiatives" from the dropdown list in the "special issue question."

To view the full call for papers, go to:

To submit a paper, go to:

For questions and to discuss the submission of Research Notes or Commentaries, contact the co-editors at:

Rebecca Priestley

Rhian Salmon

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