Journal Publicity

AGU provides additional coverage of papers and encourages authors and their institutions to publicize their papers also. AGU provides publicity for published papers and works to expand their reach in a variety of ways, including through press releasesAGU blogsResearch Spotlights, mentions in social media platforms by AGU and/or Wiley, and through Editors’ highlights and Commentaries. AGU encourages authors to include a plain language summary for their papers, which will be published with the final paper. Recently highlighted papers are collected here, and many of these highlights are directly linked to the associated papers.  Additional information on ways that authors can expand the outreach of their work are listed here. During the review process, AGU editors and reviewers can also nominate a paper for further outreach.


Authors may submit information on a paper to the AGU Public Information Office to request a review on the paper’s newsworthiness. An author’s institution may want to coordinate publicity with AGU or do independent publicity. Please contact AGU’s Public Information Office (and fill out the form above) if your institution is planning a press release or event. Several criteria are applied to determine whether a paper is newsworthy including, but not limited to, scientific significance, impact on society, originality, and whether the story could spark interest outside the direct scientific field. Not all papers that submit a request will receive publicity from AGU. To learn more about the criteria for potential publicity and to submit information on your paper for possible publicity, go to the AGU News site.