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Author Guidelines

The journal presents articles on problems of glaciology in the form of scientific notes (theoretical, methodical, experimental, and applied issues), topical reviews, critiques, bibliographies, and news of scientific life. When necessary, the articles can be provided with color illustrations. Single-blind peer review applies to the submitted articles.

Texts can be presented in Russian or English. Articles including figures, diagrams, tables, photographs or other material should be presented to the editorial office in electronic format together with an identical hard copy of the complete text. The size of an article should not exceed 40,000 symbols including tables, figures, and a list of references. The manuscript must contain the following: universal identification index, a title, initials and family names of all authors; complete name of the organization/s where the work has been done; postal and electronic address of the lead author with whom the journal will correspond, and up to ten key words, all in Russian and English. Before the main text the abstracts in Russian (20–25 lines) and in English (20–25 lines) should be given. The main text should be divided into the following headings: introduction, a statement of the problem/issue being addressed, methods of the research, results, discussion, and a conclusion. Acknowledgements to persons/organizations who have supported the work may be given at the end of the text. Only conventional abbreviations are allowed. An article presented in Russian should contain an English summary (up to 2500 symbols) given after the list of references.

Articles presented in English should be accompanied by an extended Russian abstract (1–1.5 pages or up to 1500 symbols) and Russian versions of all figure legends and key words.

A list of references should contain only published papers/reports and include only those which are referred to in the text. All references in the text should be given in square brackets by a number from the list. References in the list should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first mention in the text. Books should be shown in the following order: family name and initials of authors, complete title, city, publishing house, year of publishing, and quantity of pages. When referring to an article from the proceedings, family names, and initials of all authors (further information should be the same as for books). For an article from a journal the order is as follows: family names and initials of authors, title of the article and journal, year of publishing, volume, number, and pages of the article (its beginning and the end). References for foreign articles (sources) are given in the same order without any abbreviations. The list of references should be carefully verified.

For submissions in English the list of references should be presented as the following: for books – family names of authors and a book title in the Latin transliteration, then the title in English; for articles – family names of authors and title of proceedings or journal in the Latin transliteration, then translated into English title of article and journal.

Legends for figures prepared in both Russian and English languages, should be presented in numerical order after the English abstract. When making a legend it is necessary to clearly and separately indicate the figure number, followed on a separate line by the figure title, and followed on a further separate line by any additional explanation. The same should be done also for the English version. Legends which refer to a particular figure should correspond to the related text (but not merely repeat it).

Tables should be typed separately from the text and placed after a list of legends. All of them should be referred to in numerical order in the article text. Tables and columns in them should be provided with heading (titles), and no abbreviating is allowed. The article text, references and tables should be typed in Word format (no Excel for tables) in one column using Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5. The upper and lower margins should both be 2 cm, with 3cm for the left and 1.5 cm for the right. Mathematical symbols and formulae should be typed using Microsoft Equation 3.0 and placed in the text as new lines. Formulae which are numbered must be mentioned in the text. Russian and Greek letters in formulae and texts, as well as mathematic symbols and chemical elements, should be typed in conventional Roman typeface, while italics should be used for Latin terms. Figures and photos should be provided as separate individual files. The formats for half tone images should be JPEG/TIFF/SPD while for colored images the format should be compatible with CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator (no Word or Excel figures). Resolution of the images in grey and RGB should be 300 dpi, and 600 dpi for black-and-white. Recommended sizes are 85 and 120-170 mm for width, and not larger than 230 mm for height.

Figures should be mainly black-and-white as the printing of colored illustrations is limited. The total number of figures should not exceed 4–6. Figures should be electronically drawn and not be overloaded with unnecessary information. They should also be presented as individual files. If some figure requires a large electronic size for Journal printing (for example, a photo or a map exceeding 500-1000 KB) it should be duplicated in JPEG format (less than100-200 KB) to facilitate electronic mailing to reviewers.

Sizes of the author’s originals of figures in hard copies should be 1.5–2 times larger than those planned for the journal. All letters or symbols in figures should be clearly readable. Extended text in figures should when possible be substituted by letters or numbers to reference related explanations given in the text or legend. All figures should be referred to in the text. Photographs should be clear and without any defect. If any article is provided with only one table or one figure then references in the text should be made as follows: at the first mentioning as (table), (figure) but at repeated mentioning – as (see the table), (see the figure). When necessary, files may be archived - preferably in ZIP or ARJ format.

At the end of the article the full name, telephone number, postal address and e-mail address should be given of the lead author who is responsible for all contacts with the editorship. If any article does not meet with the above instructions, it is rejected. When working with a manuscript the editorial office has the right to shorten the article. When the lead author signs the article and presents it to the office they thereby deliver the right for publishing the article to the journal “Ice and Snow” on behalf of all the contributing authors.

The editorial staff require authors to indicate (for example, by use of a colored font) all changes or corrections made in response to a reviewer’s comments.

Reference List Examples

  1. EPICA Community Members One-to-one coupling of glacial climate variability in Greenland and Antarctica. Nature. 2006, 444: 195–198.
  2. Pithan F., Mauritsen T. Arctic amplification dominated by temperature feedbacks in contemporary climate models. Nature Geoscience. 2014, 7: 181–184. doi: 10.1038/NGEO2071.
  3. Zotikov I.A. Teplovoy reghim lednikovogo pokrova Antarktidy. Thermal regime of the Antarctica ice sheet. Leningrad: Hydrometeoizdat, 1977: 168 p. [In Russian].
  4. Van der Veen C.J. Fundamentals of glacier dynamics. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1999: 462 p.
  5. Osokin N.I., Sosnovskiy A.V. Spatial and temporal variability of the depth and density of snow cover at the Russian territory. Led i Sneg. Ice and Snow. 2014, 4 (124): 72–80. [In Russian].


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • The manuscripts are accepted if has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • The materials should be prepared in a format OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or World Perfect.

  • Internet links are provided as a complete URL. 

  • Text should be typed with an interval of one line spacing, font Times New Roman, 12 pt; to highlight the accents it is recommended to use italics rather than underlining (except Internet links). All images, graphics and tables are placed within the text according to the meaning of the particular part of text  (and not at the end of the document).

  • Text should follow the stylistic and bibliography requirements as stated in  Regulations  located in the Part "About Us." 

  • Please, remove the authors' names from the title of the article and other parts of the document to ensure the  anonymity of reviewing.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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