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SPRI Review 2011: International Glaciological Society (IGS)

International Glaciological Society (IGS)

The IGS is based at SPRI. Its aim is to serve the worldwide community of glaciologists by publishing activities, organization of symposia and actively promoting the exchange of information and ideas on all aspects of snow and ice. 2011 saw another record number of paper submissions to the Journal of Glaciology. This is the sixth year in a row we have broken the previous year’s record. In total, 198 submissions were received. The average time between submission and publication remains well within a year. During 2011, the IGS published six issues of the Journal of Glaciology, three issues of ICE, its news bulletin, and three issues of the Annals of Glaciology. The Annals is now integrated with the Science Citations Index from volume 50 onwards; the associated impact factor should appear in June 2012. The IGS organized one international symposium in 2011, on ‘Interactions of Ice Sheets and Glaciers with the Ocean’, held in La Jolla, California, USA, in June. In addition, the Society also co-sponsored several IGS branch meetings and other meetings by separate organizations. Details about the IGS and its activities are available from its website (, hosted by the SPRI.

Magnús Már Magnússon (Secretary General)

Tabular iceberg offshore of the Antarctic Peninsula

Tabular iceberg offshore of the Antarctic Peninsula