Membership is open to all individuals who have a scientific, practical or general interest in any aspect of snow and ice.
The overarching purpose of the IGS is to bring scientists in the cryosphere community together. We do this by organising symposia and seminars, as well as publishing open-access journals, recognising scientists and their work through awards and publishing a regular newsletter. More recently, the IGS has started a weekly online seminar series to connect the community and established a group for early-career researchers (IGS-EGG) to provide additional support, connections and resources. While many of the services provided by the IGS are available to non-members, members receive discounted publishing and meeting registration fees, and have the opportunity to shape the future of the IGS through their involvement and service.
If you wish to apply for membership please select the appropriate membership from the table below. You will then be redirected to IGS Connect to complete your purchase.
Two year memberships (or more) are available. If this is of interest to you please contact our Membership Manager by email.
To purchase the hard copies of any of our publications, please email the IGS office with details of your order.
We have reduced our rates for 2022 and a new membership fee scheme is in place to encourage inclusivity and promote diversity among the membership The new membership fee structure is based on the member’s country of work and the “World Bank country classifications by income level” which classifies countries into four groups according to the Gross Net Income (GNI) per capita as follows:
- high income
- upper middle income
- lower middle income
- low income.
To find out which category your country of work falls into, check our World Bank Country Listing.
Please note that the system will recognise which category you fit into based on your address. You can check this is correct by comparing it to the World Bank country listing. If you think there is a mistake, please contact us at email@example.com.
The new fee for ordinary members from high income countries is slightly reduced from 2021, and there are reductions of 20%, 40% and 60% for upper middle, lower middle and low income groups respectively.
Junior and retired memberships are at 50% of the ordinary member rate. Retired members who wish to support the IGS by maintaining their pre-retirement rate will be designated as “contributing retired members”.
2022 Membership Fees
|Junior Membership (available to those under 30 years of age or alternatively those in full time study eg, MSc/PhD)||£10-£25|
|Retired Membership (available to those who have been ordinary members of the IGS for at least 15 years.||£10-£25|
|2022 Journal of Glaciology – Volume 68 Issues 267–282 (6 issues)||£200|
|2022 Volume of ICE (3 issues)||£60|
|2022 Annals of Glaciology – Volume 64||£120|
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Membership benefits include:
- All current members receive a 10% discount on ‘author processing charges’ (APCs) for papers submitted to the Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology produced by our publishing partner, Cambridge University Press (CUP).
- Gold open access to all our online publications; our newsletter, ICE via our website and the Journal of Glaciology and Annals of Glaciology via CUP’s website, Cambridge Core.
- Where applicable, reduced registration fees for IGS symposia.
- Reduced rates for hard copy issues of the Journal of Glaciology, Annals of Glaciology and ICE.