Submission Guideline

All manuscripts should be submitted in digital format (PDF or WORD) with the BGR submission sheets (PDF or WORD) by email or by mail (CD with a printed manuscript) to the BGR Editorial Board

BGR Editorial Board
Japanese Society of Snow and Ice
c/o International Academic Publishing Co., Ltd.
358-5 Yamabukicho, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 162-0801, Japan
Phone: 81-3-6824-9386, Fax: 81-3-5227-8631

Publication Charge

Authors of their institutions are requested to pay the publication charge according to the following rate when paper is accepted.
¥5,500 / (printed page)


Copyright for an article submitted to BGR is transferred to the Japanese Society of Snow and Ice when the article is published in BGR in any form.
(Copyright transfer agreement form)

Preparation of manuscripts

a) The manuscript should be formatted in the international size A4, with double spacing and wide margins.
b) The first page should include: the title, the name(s) of the author(s), and their affiliations. If possible, a Japanese translation of the title and the name(s) of the author(s) should be provided. If they are not, the translation will be undertaken by the BGR editorial board.
c) An abstract not exceeding 250 words must be provided for all manuscripts.
d) Up to five keywords that describe the paper for indexing purposes must be provided.

References in the text will include the name(s) of the author(s), followed by the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. (Clarke, 2003), (Li and Sturm, 2002), (Harrison et al., 2001). A list of cited references should be arranged alphabetically. Refer to this issue of the BGR for examples of citations and journal abbreviations. If the abbreviation is not known, then the full title of the journal should be used in the reference list.

Numerical units should conform to the International System (SI). Units should be in the form as m s-1 not as m/s.

Tables should be compiled on separate sheets. A title and a short explanation should be provided for each table and they should be referred to in the text. Efforts should be made to make the size of the tables correspond with the BGR’s format (max. 172×254 mm).

a) All illustrations including photographs should be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text.
b) All illustrations should be of good quality. If photographs are printed on glossy papers, the figure number and the name(s) of the author(s) should be written on the back of prints (in pencil).
c) Figure captions should be typed on a separate sheet following the text.
d) Authors are requested to construct their figures so that the figure is adequate for either one column (81 mm wide) or two columns (172 mm wide).

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