Aim and Scope
The primary objective of APS is to publish achievements in fundamental research, applied research and high-technology research focused or based on the polar regions, and to report the latest discoveries, inventions, theories and methodologies in polar research. The scope of the journal covers a range of polar disciplines including glaciology, oceanography, atmospheric science, space physics, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, biology and ecology, medicine, Antarctic astronomy, environmental science and engineering and technology as well as polar social science, information service and management. APS also publishes occasional "Special Issues" on specific polar research themes.

Four categories of publications were accepted by Advances in Polar Science:
(1) Reviews: Summarizes representative results and achievements in a particular topic or an area, comments on the current situation, and advice on research directions. Author opinions and related discussions are invited.
(2) Articles: Reports important original results in all areas of polar science.
(3) Letters: Briefly presents novel and innovative findings related to polar science.
(4) Trends: Reports important scientific news, information, and academic affairs, as well as major international programs or conferences in all areas of polar science.