Earth and Space Science Review Criteria

Earth and Space Science asks reviewers to consider the following:

    • Is this paper significant and appropriate for the journal?
    • Are the interpretations and conclusions adequately supported by the evidence presented? That is, are the assumptions valid, is the methodology sound, is the evidence adequate, and do the conclusions logically follow?
    • Does this paper put the progress it reports in the context of existing published work? Is there adequate referencing and introductory discussion?
    • Is the paper clearly and concisely written?
    • Are all parts of the text, references, graphics and tables necessary for the new results and main points to be understood?
    • Are the conclusions and potential impacts of the paper clear?
    • Does the abstract clearly and concisely summarize the paper and state the main results? Can the abstract and main body of the paper each stand alone?
    • Are the graphics and tables clear and their captions self-explanatory?
    • Does the title adequately represent the content of the paper?

We strongly encourage reviewers do the following to ensure compliance with  AGU’s Data Policy, which requires authors to include information on data availability regarding the paper.

    • Read each Acknowledgments section carefully to verify that ALL data used in the research have been included in a repository
    • Confirm that any data in supplemental material is also deposited to a repository
    • Check any hyperlinks that have been provided in the Acknowledgments to verify the accessibility of data
    • Report any failure to comply with the data policy when submitting a review or making a recommendation to the editor