Reports on Polar and Marine Research

The Reports on Polar and Marine Research are issued by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany, succeeding the former Reports on Polar Research. They are published at irregular intervals.

The Reports on Polar and Marine Research contain presentations and results of research activities in polar regions and in the seas either carried out by the AWI or with its support.

Publications comprise expedition reports of the ships, aircrafts, and stations operated by the AWI, research results (incl. dissertations) of the Institute and the Archiv für deutsche Polarforschung, as well as abstracts and proceedings of national and international conferences and workshops of the AWI.

Starting from 2013 a more stringent structuring concept has been implemented in compiling the final expedition reports of "Polarstern" to be published in the "Reports on Polar and Marine Research". Apart from the bibliometric entry of the reports as "hdl" into the AWI system they are additionally linked to a permant identifyer (DOI) with the objective to persistently archive them, improve their accessibility and advance their retrieval.

The papers contained in the Reports do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the AWI.

The first or editing author of an issue of Reports on Polar and Marine Research ensures that he possesses all rights of the opus, and transfers all rights to the AWI, inlcuding those associated with the co-authors. The non-exclusive right of use (einfaches Nutzungsrecht) remains with the author unless stated otherwise. The AWI reserves the right to publish the submitted articles in its repository ePIC (electronic Publication Information Center) with the option to "print-on-demand".

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Archived reports

Expedition reports RV Polarstern

Expedition reports all ships

International Standard Serial Numbers

ISSN 1866-3192, Issue 569 ff. (since 2008)
ISSN 1618-3193, Issue 377-568 (2001-2007)
ISSN 0176-5027, Issue 001-376 (1981-2000)

Guidelines/instructions on creating the reports

Expedition Reports Polarstern Expedition Programmes

Summary

Deadline to submit report not later than 2 months after completion of expedition

Outline Structure based on expedition programme

Contributions / pictures  of  a chapter in a separate folder

Image quality at least 300 dpi in jpg or tiff format

Please submit 3 photos of the expedition in landscape mode  together with the associated license agreement.

More about editorial guidelines for expedition reports and expedition programmes

Other Expeditions / Abstracts / Proceedings

Summary

In respect to "contents, structure, heading hierarchy and layout" the formatting of other expeditions, abstracts and proceedings is generally based on the "guidelines for expedition reports Polarstern". Deviations are permitted subject to prior contacting of the editors. You may use the respective template.

Authors are asked to submit the complete report as a pdf-file. Cover pages for the front and back pages are generated by the editors.

Quality of photos and illustrations should be 300 dpi at minimum in  jgp or tiff-format.

3 photos of the expedition or of the workshop are needed - in landscape format together with a licence agreement.

More about guidelines for other expeditions, abstracts or proceedings

Dissertations / Habilitations / Research Results

Summary

For the formatting of dissertations AWI  templates my be used. Deviations are permitted subject to prior contacting of the editors.

Authors are asked to submit the complete report as a pdf-file. Cover pages for the front and back pages are generated by the editors.

AWI font is ARIAL.

Quality of photos and illustrations should be 300 dpi at minimum in  jgp or tiff-format.

3 photos with respective meta data are needed - in landscape format together with a licence agreement.

Cumulative dissertations are subject to special copy right instructions.

Published data should be referenced by their PANGAEA doi.

More about editorial guidelines for dissertations

More about editorial guidelines for cumulative dissertations

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