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Edited By: Jan A. Piotrowski, Assistant Editor: Karen Luise Knudsen

Impact Factor: 2.386

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 18/49 (Geography Physical); 49/184 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1502-3885

Author Guidelines

Professor Jan A. Piotrowski, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark,

Authors are encouraged to inspect a recently published issue of Boreas in order to see the construction and style of the manuscripts.
Manuscripts should be written clearly and concisely and confirm to the general style of the journal. The text should be written consistently in British (UK) English. Authors are responsible for the text and those unfamiliar with English are encouraged to seek the help of a competent linguist prior to submission (see below).

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at Japanese authors can also find a list of local English improvement services at All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication

All manuscripts should be submitted to Boreas electronically: Visit and follow the instructions. If you require technical assistance with ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central), you will find details of how to contact ScholarOne Support directly by clicking the GET HELP NOW link that appears at the top of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. Alternatively, please contact the Editorial Office by telephone or by e-mail. Please note that the total size of submissions should not exceed 97MB. Images can be compressed by using the LZW compression available in software like Irfanview or ACDSee etc.

If you would like to arrange for rapid publication of your article, please contact the Editor for more details.

Articles must be double-spaced and allow for good margins throughout. Insert the page number in the top right-hand corner of each page. The first page should give the title of the article and the name(s) of the author(s) followed by the Abstract (without heading). Keywords, the names of the authors, e-mail addresses (in this format [...@...]), affiliation(s) and addresses in italics follow below the Abstract. The main body of the text should start on the next page (without heading).

Please note that the Abstract should be submitted as part of the manuscript as well as being entered into the box specified on ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Illustrations - Illustrations should be reducible to a maximum size of 17.0 × 22.3 cm, or for the column width of 8.3 cm. Intermediate widths may be used, but avoid figures between 12.7 and 17.0 cm. Colour illustrations are permitted provided the author bears the cost. Please download the colour cost agreement form from here and send to the address provided on the form upon acceptance of your article. In the event that an author is not able to cover the costs of reproducing colour figures in colour in the printed version of the journal, Boreas offers authors the opportunity to reproduce colour figures in colour for free in the online version of the article (but they will still appear in black and white in the print version). If an author wishes to take advantage of this free colour-on-the-web service, they should liaise with the Editorial Office to ensure that the appropriate documentation is completed for the Publisher. Please read our figure preparation guidelines on this page for more information on our preferred formats and advice on using LZW compression to ensure that the file sizes are manageable. A charge of £25 per page may be applied to excessively long manuscripts. The standard length of a typical Boreas paper is around 12 printed pages. Boreas does not print plates. All halftones will be printed at their proper place in the text. Consequently, all illustrations should be termed figures, even if occasionally covering an entire page, and the items of composite figures should be designated A, B, C, etc. (not a, b, c, etc.).

Passchier, S. & Whitehead, J. M. 2006: Anomalous geochemical provenance and weathering history of Plio-Pleistocene glaciomarine fjord strata, Bardin Bluffs Formation, East Antartica. Sedimentology 53, 929–942.

Mangerud, J. 1980: Ice-front variations of different parts of the Scandinavian ice sheet 13,000–10,000 years B.P. In Lowe, J. J., Gray, J. M. & Robinson, J. E. (eds.): Studies in the Lateglacial of North-West Europe, 23–30, Pergamon Press, Oxford.

Sugden, D. E. & John, B. S. 1976: Glaciers and Landscape. 376 pp. Edward Arnold, London.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote for reference management and formatting. EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Data that is integral to the paper must be made available in such a way as to enable readers to replicate, verify and build upon the conclusions published in the paper. Any restriction on the availability of this data must be disclosed at the time of submission.

Data may be included as part of the main article where practical. We recommend that data for which public repositories are widely used, and are accessible to all, should be deposited in such a repository prior to publication. The appropriate linking details and identifier(s) should then be included in the publication and where possible the repository, to facilitate linking between the journal article and the data. If such a repository does not exist, data should be included as supporting information to the published paper or authors should agree to make their data available upon reasonable request.

We work together with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Wiley open access journal, Geo: Geography and Environment, to enable rapid publication of good quality papers that are outside the scope of our journal. Authors of papers rejected by our journal as unsuitable on the grounds of scope or space may be offered the option of having their manuscript, along with any related peer reviews, automatically transferred for consideration by the Geo editorial team. Authors will not need to reformat or rewrite their manuscript at this stage, and publication decisions will be made a short time after the transfer takes place. Geo will consider submissions from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental research, which reach the standard acceptable for publication. Geo is a fully open access journal and article publication fees apply. For more information please go to

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley Blackwell’s Author Services. This enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Boreas is covered by Wiley Blackwell’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue and will also be included in PubMed as “epub ahead of print” at this stage. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted two months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the production editor as soon as possible.

Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Paper offprints of the printed published article may be purchased if ordered via the method stipulated on the instructions that will accompany the proofs.

The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a web site that contains the proof. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site: This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.