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SPRI Review 2001: Polar Publications

Polar Publications

Dr Beau Riffenburgh, Dr Elizabeth Cruwys

Four issues of Polar Record were published by Cambridge University Press, and the journal continued under the editor, Dr Beau Riffenburgh, and the assistant editor, Dr Elizabeth Cruwys, as an internationally refereed journal of polar research for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Dr Peter D. Clarkson and Mrs Ailsa Macqueen also made valuable contributions to the journal during the year. The July 2001 issue was dedicated to papers from the Second International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground, held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 2-5 July 2000.

Due to funding for the journal from the Institute Library being seriously cut in October 2000 and halted at the end of September 2001, negotiations were opened by the editor with Cambridge University Press for the Press to take over ownership and running of Polar Record. These negotiations were continued throughout 2001.

The editorial advisors to Polar Record were: Professor William Barr (University of Calgary), Capt Lawson W. Brigham (SPRI); Dr Peter D. Clarkson (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research), Professor Julie Cruikshank (University of British Columbia), Professor Richard C. Davis (University of Calgary), Dr Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith, Professor Martin O. Jeffries (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Professor Margaret E. Johnston (Lakehead University), Dr Lorne K. Kriwoken (University of Tasmania), Dr Richard M. Laws, Professor K.S. Richards (SPRI); Professor James M. Savelle (McGill University), Mr Ian R. Stone, and Dr David W.H. Walton (British Antarctic Survey).

The editor would like to express appreciation to Dr Peter Carey, Dr K.B. Shabby, Dr Ian Snape, and Professor T.R.D. Grade for providing the photographs that were reproduced on the cover of Polar Record during the year.