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Polar Biology is a focal point for biologists working in polar regions. It is also of interest to scientists working in biology, ecology and physiology in general, as well as in oceanography and climatology related to polar life.

Polar Biology publishes Original Papers, Reviews, and Short Notes that present results of studies on plants, animals, and micro-organisms of ocean, land and freshwater habitats in polar and subpolar regions of both hemispheres from a wide range of topics:

  • Taxonomy/ Biogeography
  • Life History
  • Spatio-temporal Patterns in Abundance and Diversity
  • Ecological Interactions
  • Trophic Ecology
  • Ecophysiology/ Biochemistry of Adaptation
  • Biogeochemical Pathways and Cycles
  • Ecological Models
  • Human Impact/ Climate Change/ Conservation
Why publish in Polar Biology
  • The journal’s diverse and international editorial board includes representation across many sub-specialties of research
  • The journal welcomes authors to collaborate and contribute to special topical collections and supplements for consideration
  • POBI welcomes diverse contributions that focus on original research within the Arctic and Antarctic regions
  • The journal is pleased to announce that its 2020 Impact Factor is 2.310 and it is ranked in two Clarivate categories: Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Dieter Piepenburg
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.310 (2020)
Impact factor
2.441 (2020)
Five year impact factor
234 days
Submission to first decision
302 days
Submission to acceptance
288,194 (2020)
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