Polar Research evolves, and Norway and the IPY
AbstractMarch marks the start of the International Polar Year (IPY) and I am very pleased to announce on this occasion that we’ve joined hands with Blackwell Publishing, which will henceforth publish the journal while editorial control remains with the editorial office at the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI). Blackwell, whose roots in Oxford extend back for a century, specializes in partnerships with learned societies and research institutions such as our own. The services provided by our skilled and experienced publishing team at Blackwell will benefit Polar Research ’s readers and contributors in a variety of ways. For example, the complete contents of the journal are accessible online to subscribers via its new website at www.blackwell-synergy.com. Non-subscribers can access abstracts and can be directed to articles containing the search words that interest them. Contributors will soon submit their work online. Accepted, copyedited manuscripts will be made available online, potentially well in advance of print publication. In addition, authors of accepted manuscripts have the option of paying to make their articles freely accessible to all internet readers. To find out more, please see the new journal new homepage at www.blackwellpublishing.com/POR.
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