Publish with AGU

Your research is important and should receive the most professional science
publishing experience. The 21 high-quality, rigorously peer reviewed journals
of AGU provide you with the ability to ensure that your article is presented to
your peers in the best possible manner. The dissemination of your research
results will reach beyond your immediate peer group to researchers in the
global Earth and space science community.

Why publish with AGU?

As a leading publisher in the scientific community, AGU maintains the highest quality standards and promotes best practices in scholarly publishing. Our journal editors are recognized experts and leaders in their respective research areas. In collaboration with our publishing partner Wiley, we boast the fastest publication times across all Earth and space science journals, allowing your research to be accessed, read, and cited sooner.

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Few journal programs can boast the diversity and number of excellent individuals among the nearly 100 editors and over 500 associate editors who lead the highest quality Earth and space science journals. Our editor-in-chief search process focuses on finding the best qualified individual from a list of outstanding experts in each journal’s scope.

AGU journal editors strive to reach a first decision quickly. Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) typically notifies authors of a first decision in fewer than four weeks, and our other journals aim to issue decisions in eight weeks or less. All papers are published online within days of acceptance, and the official online version is typically published in under a month.

We understand the importance of sharing your research with a broad audience. AGU achieves the widest possible dissemination by highlighting and promoting exciting findings in research spotlights, editors’ highlights, commentaries, press releases, and on AGU’s blogs and social media accounts. As an author you can make use of additional support offered by AGU for your own promotion and outreach.

AGU and Wiley collaborate and support increased access to scientific papers worldwide. Our portfolio includes five Gold Open Access journals and open access licenses are available for the other 16 journals. In addition, we are involved in initiatives to provide access in developing countries.

You can submit your next paper directly through the Geophysical Electronic Manuscript Submission (GEMS) system which provides cloud-based authoring tools and templates such as Overleaf and Authorea.

AGU participates in services that smooth the submission process for authors, including ORCID (unique researcher identifiers) and CHORUS, a suite of services that delivers public access to published articles reporting on funded research in the United States.

We strongly support developing and implementing new standards in scholarly publishing that enhance the integrity of peer review and the scholarly record. In addition, we’re conducting ongoing activities exploring issues such as bias and publishing ethics.

We are leading an effort involving researchers, repositories, and journals across the Earth and space sciences to enable FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data. FAIR data benefits current and future generations of scientists.

In partnership with Wiley, the AGU Books program has grown. We aim to publish up to 20 books per year across the breadth of Earth and space science topics from leading researchers around the world.

Our Impact

10 million: Number of page views AGU journals receive per year

Less than eight weeks: Average time to first decision

22 days: Average time from acceptance to publication

5,800: Number of original research and review articles AGU publishes per year

85,000: Number of AGU journal articles that are open to the public

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Publishing guidelines

Learn about the obligations for authors, reviewers, editors, and scientists who contribute to AGU's publications.
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We publish award-winning books in critical subject areas of relevance to scientists in academia, government, and industry along with the larger Earth and space science community.
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with Eos

Eos is a leading source for accurate, reliable, and timely news and perspectives about the Earth and space sciences and their impact.
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Open access

Learn about our open access publishing options and efforts to increase access to scientific research.
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Our resources for reviewers help ensure the standards, quality, and scientific significance are maintained.
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Our resources and publication guidelines help make submitting a manuscript easier and faster.

Publication contacts

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Brooks Hanson

Executive Vice President, Science

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Jenny Lunn

Director, Publications

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Jeanette Panning

Director, Publications

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Randy Townsend

Sr. Program Manager, Publications Operations

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Paige Wooden

Sr. Program Manager, Publications Statistics

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