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Instructions for authors

Instructions on how to prepare a manuscript for submission to an IGS publication:

Gold Open Access option for authors

The Council of the IGS at its latest meeting in Beijing, China (29 July 2013) decided to offer authors a full ‘Gold Open Access’ option for the publication of their papers in all IGS publications. This option includes a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. Creative Commons Licence

Initially there will be a flat fee for this option of £2300, irrespective of the paper’s length. This charge is subject to review in the near future to take account of the number of pages in the article.

Those authors who do not select this option will be subject to the normal IGS publication and page-charge policy.

Authors submitting in LaTeX

The new class file and authors' template/guide have been updated (September 2015).

Download the latest Journal of Glaciology IGS class file (v4.00)

Download the latest Annals of Glaciology IGS class file (v4.00)

To ensure smooth and swift peer review and production, please

Authors submitting in Word or similar

A template/guide is in preparation

Pre-submission English language editing

If English is not your first language and you are worried that your command of written English is not very good, please ask a friend or colleague with excellent English skills to check your paper before submission. This will speed up submission time considerably.

Alternatively, your manuscript can be professionally edited to improve the English before submission. Apply to the IGS office for details of professional copy editors who will be able to help. This service must be paid for by the author and does not guarantee acceptance.

Preparation of figures

Access to the FTP facility

Connect via standard FTP using the following details:


Username and password: Please contact the IGS Office if you do not have these.

Profiling selected papers to be published in the Journal

Profiling papers

IGS institutional repositories policy

Institutions are permitted to archive electronic copies of Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology with conditions

Page charges

Please download the following blank forms with details of page charges

Journal of Glaciology page charges

Annals of Glaciology page charges