To strengthen both scientific and logistic collaboration among Asian countries involved in polar research is AFoPS’s main purpose. During the AFoPS-13, it was decided to publish the AFoPS proceedings annually by each member countries in turn to demonstrate progresses in Polar Science of Asian countries. On the meeting, China was given the great honor to publish the first AFoPS proceedings as a thematic issue of the Advances in Polar Science (APS), which is a peer-reviewed journal, published in English. The AFoPS-13 proceedings contain 16 original scientific papers from authors of all AFoPS countries, namely: China, India, Japan, Korea and Malaysia. It covers disciplines of oceanography, atmospheric science, geology, biology and ecology. Many new findings and interesting results in these fields are presented and discussed. You can download the articles published in this special issue on the website: http://www.aps-polar.org/paper/2013/24/04/.
Now we are ready to publish the thematic issue on “AFoPS 2017”. This thematic issue seeks to bring together polar researchers studying different scientific disciplines. We welcome relevant contribution on this topic.
The schedule for this special issue is:
*Paper submission deadline: 30 May 2018
*Final acceptance deadline: 15 July 2018
*Publication: September 2018
For more details, please see the attached introduction file or visit the APS’s websites: