Polarforschung - published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung (DGP) and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) - is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research journal that publishes the results of scientific research related to the Arctic and Antarctic realm, as well as to mountain regions associated with polar climate. The Polarforschung editors welcome original papers and scientific review articles from all disciplines of natural as well as from social and historical sciences dealing with polar and subpolar regions. Manuscripts may be submitted in English (preferred) or German. In addition Polarforschung publishes Notes (mostly in German), which include book reviews, general commentaries, reports as well as communications broadly associated with DGP issues.