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Production information for authors

Instructions for authors

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

All IGS publications are published as Gold Open Access.

As of 1 January 2016, the Journal of Glaciology and the Annals of Glaciology will be published by Cambridge University Press under a partnership agreement.

All papers will be published as Gold Open Access and are under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. Creative Commons Licence

Authors submitting in LaTeX

The new class file and authors' template/guide have been updated (September 2015). Please follow the relevant link to 'instructions' above

To ensure smooth and swift peer review and production, please

Authors submitting in Word or similar

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 condition