Publication Fees and Length Guidelines

Authors in AGU journals are expected to support publication through payment of author fees. Publication fees vary by journal; details can be found here.

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.