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The Edges of Glaciology – Call for papers

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February 16, 2023

The Edges of Glaciology
Call for Papers

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) will prepare a special issue of the Annals of Glaciology with the theme ‘The Edges of Glaciology’ in 2024. The issue will be part of Annals Volume 65.

The Associate Chief Editor for this issue is Andrew Fowler (University of Limerick).  Scientific editors are Chris Clark (University of Sheffield), Felix Ng (University of Sheffield), Christian Schoof (University of British Columbia), Ian Hewitt (University of Oxford), Jenny Suckale (Stanford University), Sophie Nowicki (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Paul Dunlop (University of Ulster)

Further editors will be appointed as needed.

Schedule for publication:

  • 15 May 2023 – paper submissions open
  • 31 December2023 – deadline for submitting a manuscript to this Annals
  • 30 April 2024 – deadline for supplying final accepted paper
  • Accepted papers will be published online as soon as authors have returned their proofs and all corrections have been made.
  • The Annals issue is scheduled for publication in 2024.

The edges of glaciology are most obviously those parts of the study of ice and ice masses which involve boundaries: grain boundaries, ice cores, the glacier bed, the glacier surface, shear margins, crevasses, calving. But these and other subjects also sometimes involve philosophical edges, where different presumptions and practices can lead to controversy: for example, theories of drumlin formation or till deformation. And, yet again, there are territorial edges, where glaciology lies at the interface with other disciplines, as for example in ice-shelf–ocean interactions, rheology of granular materials, firn sintering and compaction. The aim of this issue is to explore and encourage discussion of all such edges.


The suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Subglacial processes
  2. Supraglacial processes
  3. Snow, firn and ice at the grain scale
  4. Calving and crevassing
  5. Glacial geomorphology
  6. Ice shelves and oceans
  7. Till rheology

Other related topics are also welcome.

If you have questions about the suitability of your paper for this Annals issue, please contact the Associate Chief Editor for this issue, Andrew Fowler <>

All Annals of Glaciology issues and papers are Gold Open Access and available on

The Annals of Glaciology is listed on the ‘Web of Science’. The current impact factor is 2.863.

Please note the usual high standards of IGS publications apply, and authors are expected to contribute toward publication of the issue through article processing charges. For further details on article processing charges, please see

For information on the preparation of manuscripts for submission, please see