|Polar Research promotes the exchange of scientific knowledge about the Arctic and Antarctic across disciplinary boundaries, serving an international community of researchers and environmental managers. The journal's international Editorial Board oversees the rigorous peer-review of submissions from around the world. The scope of Polar Research encompasses research in all scientific disciplines relevant to the polar regions. These include, but are not limited to, the subfields of biology, ecology, geology, oceanography, glaciology, and atmospheric science. Submissions from the human and social sciences and those focusing on polar management and policy issues are welcome. Contributions about Antarctica are particularly encouraged.
Journal Article is sometimes called a Scientific Article, a Peer-Reviewed Article, or a Scholarly Research Article. Together, journal articles in a particular field are often referred to as The Literature.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.