Antarctic - The Publication of the New Zealand Antarctic Society
Antarctic is the flagship publication of the Society. Antarctic, is unique in that it is the only non-biased magazine in the world that covers current international activities in Antarctica. The first issue was printed in 1956 . It is currently published in the A4 format, with several pages in full colour.
The first issue appeared in the B4 format, in 1997 the publication began using colour as well as the A4 format, which continues today.
Antarctic is published four times per year
Articles cover a full range of international Antarctic and Sub Antarctic matters, including:
News from National Antarctic programmes
Summary of Antarctic Treaty Meetings
Restoration of historic sites
Results from international science projects
Whaling, and fishing news
Historical commentary and essays
Tributes to those who have passed away
Complete Index available for download.
All volume indexes for our journal, Antarctic, have been consolidated into a single pdf file.
We sell back issues of the journal (see back issues). Original copies of issues in volume 1 and 2 are extremely scarce, and quality photocopies are sold in their place. Good stocks are available of most other volumes. Currently the Society publishes four issues a year.
Advice to Contributors to the publication Antarctic
The New Zealand Antarctic Society Inc. was formed in 1933. A Membership to the Society entitles members to Antarctic, the publication of the New Zealand Antarctic Society.
Antarctic is a full colour, magazine-style, quarterly publication. It contains articles relating to the activities of all the nations working in the Antarctic, the Southern Ocean and Sub-Antarctic islands. Articles relate to Antarctic functions and events, scientific investigations, environmental protection, Antarctic Treaty related matters, arts and youth programmes, historic site preservation, obituaries, private expeditions, governmental activities affecting the region, poetry and book reviews and the history of exploration and explorers.
The Editor of Antarctic welcomes articles from any person on any subject of related to the Antarctic, the Southern Ocean or Sub-Antarctic regions. Articles may be submitted to the Editor at any time using the contact details below. The Editor reserves the right to decline to publish an article for any reason whatsoever. Note that all articles will be submitted for editorial review before publishing.
Guidelines for authors
1. Articles should be typed in Ariel 11 point font using Microsoft Word and emailed to the Editor.
2. Each article should have a short paragraph at the start which acts as a leader to the article.
3. New Zealand spellings should be used except in proper names.
4. The Editor must be advised ahead of time if an author is intending to submit an article over 1500 words in length as these may need to be published over two issues of the magazine.
5. Only original pieces of work can be accepted. Submission implies that an identical article has not been published elsewhere.
A one-page short article requires 400 words plus 1 full width image
A two-page/double spread article requires 700 words plus 2 to 3 images
A longer feature article requires 900 to 1100 words plus 3 to 4 images
Articles between 1100 and 2000 words plus 5 to 6 images may be published over two publication issues
Book reviews should be no more than 400 words plus a high resolution scan of the cover. Book reviews should include the ISBN/ISSN, publisher and recommended retail price.
Images to accompany all articles are welcomed.
1. Images should be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) in jpg or tiff format and should be accompanied by a caption and credit for each image.
2. Authors should ensure that they have permission to use images that are not their own. Authors must supply written permission from the copyright holders to use any images that are submitted.
3. Images for consideration for the front and back covers must be portrait (upright) in orientation and must be very high resolution. They should be accompanied by a caption and photographer credit.
I look forward to receiving your articles for Antarctic.