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Canadian Science Publishing launches new open-access journal: Arctic Science

Arctic Science will be on exhibit at ArcticNet's international Arctic Change 2014 conference taking place Dec. 8-12, 2014 in Ottawa

Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)


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Arctic Science is the first fully "gold" open access journal offered by Canadian Science Publishing (CSP). It will maintain the high quality editorial standards of our other NRC Research Press journals, while providing free, immediate public access to the final published article. For an introductory period, article processing charges (APCs) in Arctic Science will be waived.

As collaborative, international scientific discovery and research in the Arctic is becoming ever more critical, we found there was an immediate need for an interdisciplinary Canadian‐based, openly accessible, science journal focused specifically on Arctic Science.

"The interdisciplinary approach will allow researchers to easily share and discover the broad range of studies being conducted in Arctic regions and to therefore have a more complete understanding of all the issues affecting the area and its people. For policymakers, the journal will be a source for them to make informed decisions." Bruce Dancik, Editor-in-Chief of the NRC Research Press journals. (Editorial)

Arctic Science is led by Editor Dr. Greg Henry (University of British Columbia), along with the first Associate Editors Trevor Bell (Memorial University); David Hik (University of Alberta); Scott Lamoureux (Queen's University); and Warwick Vincent (Université Laval).

In support of the Arctic research community, we aim to ensure that this journal meets the needs of individual researchers in promoting and delivering their research around the world. Backed by 90 years of publishing experience, CSP brings both a Canadian and international perspective, trusted peer review, advanced publishing infrastructure, and worldwide dissemination.

"Arctic Science aims to provide a high quality Open Access publishing option for researchers. This journal is an exciting opportunity for CSP and the Arctic research community. We're excited to be a part of it." says Cameron Macdonald, Executive Director, Canadian Science Publishing (Editorial)


Arctic Science is now accepting papers.


About the Editor

Dr. Greg Henry has published over 70 papers and reports and supervised and mentored over 80 students. His research focuses on effects of environmental change on tundra ecosystems and includes studies of experimental climate change, permafrost disturbances, grazing and vegetation change in forest-tundra and near Arctic communities. He was a founding member and recent Chair of the International Tundra Experiment (ITEX), and was the leader of one of the largest projects (CiCAT) in the Canadian International Polar Year program. He was also a founding member and is a project leader in ArcticNet.

About the journal

Arctic Science is a NEW open-access peer-reviewed journal. An interdisciplinary journal, Arctic Science, publishes original peer-reviewed research from all areas of natural science and applied science & engineering related to northern Polar Regions. The focus on basic and applied science includes the traditional knowledge and observations of the indigenous peoples of the region as well as cutting-edge developments in biological, chemical, physical and engineering science in all northern environments. Reports on interdisciplinary research are encouraged. Special issues and sections dealing with important issues in northern polar science are also considered.

About the publisher

Publisher of the NRC Research Press journals, Canadian Science Publishing is an independent, not-for-profit scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of researchers and their communities. Visit Canadian Science Publishing website for more information about our journals, organization, publishing services, support for societies, and other initiatives.

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Media Contact: Jenny Ryan, Canadian Science Publishing,

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