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Instructions for authors
Instructions on how to prepare a manuscript for submission to an IGS publication:
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.
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
- use igs2ejournalguide.tex or igs2eannalsguide.tex as both a template and a guide when writing your paper
- submit your paper as a single pdf file in [review] mode
- provide a single figure file for figures with several panels (i.e. avoid the use of \stfloat, \subfloat, etc.)
- avoid the use of colour or shading in tables
- do not define new commands, macros or shortcuts
- strip out unnecessary comments not part of the paper itself (e.g. deleted sections, tables or figures, previous drafts)
- ensure references are in the correct/precise IGS journal format in terms of order, emphasis and punctuations and that they include doi numbers where available (see the LaTeX template/guide for details)
Authors submitting in Word or similar
- equations should be set in MathType or advanced equation editor. They should not be embedded as graphics
- switch off review/tracking modes
- tables should be in a text-editable format (i.e. not graphics)
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.
- Formats – Cambridge Journals recommends that only TIFF, EPS or PDF formats are used for electronic artwork.
- Size – Figure files should be approximately the size you would like them to appear in the Journal (maximum widths: 85 mm single-column; 179 mm double-column).
- Resolution – 300 dots per inch for colour or half-tone; 600 dots per inch for grayscale line drawings
- Colour – CMYK rather than RGB
- Labelling – use SI units, round (not square) brackets around units and Optima, Ariel or similar sans serif font
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Username and password: Please contact the IGS Office if you do not have these.