AGU publishes 19 highly respected, peer-reviewed scientific journals covering research in the Earth and space sciences; a member newspaper, Eos; and award-winning books. AGU publishing began with the Journal of Geophysical Research in 1896. Overall, AGU publishes more than 5000 original research and review articles each year. Publications include both Open Access and subscription (Gold OA) journals.
In 2012, AGU formed a publishing partnership with John Wiley & Sons. In this partnership, AGU is solely responsible for the peer review and selection of all content in its journals and books, as well as pricing. Wiley produces and hosts the journal and book content, including digital content extending back to the first issues of each journal, and leads the sales effort and technology development.
The Publications Committee oversees the publications program to assure that it is responsive to the needs of current and future users.
AGU content is available globally. Through Wiley, AGU participates in Research4life, providing free access to content in developing nations.
For questions about AGU publications or specific journal policies, please consult the information within this site or contact the appropriate staff member (Publications contacts).
New excess page fee calculation effective for all papers submitted or in revision 2 December 2013
AGU excess page fees will now be easier to calculate for authors. The new fee structure is on par with the current one, but will now be accurate and simpler to calculate. Excess length fees are in addition to the standard journal fee (see table). This new, straightforward approach is based on the number of words in the abstract, text, and captions only (excluding titles, author lists and affiliations, tables, and references), and number of display items (figures and tables) as follows:
Total publishing units = # of words/500 + # of figures + # of tables
Standard research articles in journals other than GRL with 25 publishing units or less will not be charged any excess length fees. GRL papers with a total of 12 publishing units or less will not be charged an excess length fee; Frontier articles will be charged an excess length fee at 19 publication units. Tables and figures are limited to one full page in the article. Larger tables or figures should be put in Excel or .cvs files in the supplementary information.
For example, a 3,000-word article (excluding title, acknowledgments, author and affiliation information, and references) with 3 figures and 2 tables would be 11 publishing units. A 10,000-word article (excluding title, acknowledgments, author and affiliation information, and references) with 3 figures and 2 tables would be 25 publishing units.
- AGU Publications: Improvements for Authors and Readers, Eos, 3 December 2013
- An Update on AGU Publishing: A Focus on Open Access, Eos, 24 September 2013
- An Update on AGU Publishing, Eos, 23 July 2013
- AGU Publications Continue to Rank High in 2012 Journal Citation Reports, Eos, 16 July 2013
- AGU Launches Innovative Open Access, Transdisciplinary Journal: Earth’s Future, Eos, 11 June 2013
- AGU Partnership with Wiley-Blackwell on Journals and Books Publishing, 20 July 2012, President’s Message
- AGU and Wiley Announce Publishing Partnership, 18 July 2012, Partnership Announcement
- Transforming AGU Publishing In an Evolving Marketplace, 7 June 2012, President’s Message
- Publishing Partnership FAQs