The links below provide AGU authors with a wealth of information about our publications, including specific journal policies and guidance on how to prepare a submission. Reviewing these resources and publication guidelines will make submitting to AGU easier and faster. All authors are expected to uphold AGU's ethical guidelines.

AGU Publication Home Page

FAIR Data Policy

As of August 1, 2019 AGU is adhering to the common Enabling FAIR data Project guidelines. These specify that by acceptance new data for the paper should be placed into community data repositories (not in supplements). At submission, authors should include a statement in the acknowledgment section of your paper indicating where readers can access the data or how you intend to provide access by acceptance (e.g., which repositories). In cases where the data is not yet available in a repository, include the data as supplements for review purposes. Statements to the effect of “data available from authors” are not acceptable. Further guidelines are here. See section 3 for information on this statement.

A directory of repositories is here.

Benefits of Publishing with AGU

  • Why Publish with AGU
  • Open Access
  • Publicity and How to Promote Your Paper
  • Professional Editing Service Discount for AGU Members
  • Journal Instructions

  • Text requirements and guidelines
  • Style guide for authors
  • Supporting information
  • Graphic requirements
  • Resources

  • Publication fees and length limits
  • Submission checklist
  • Resubmission and Revision checklist
  • Manuscript templates
  • Paper Types
  • Commentary Submission Instructions
  • AGU index terms
  • Journal Statistics
  • Policies for Authors

  • Authorship guidelines
  • Comment & Reply Policy
  • Corrections Policy
  • Data Policy
  • Dual Publication Policy
  • Permission policy
  • Prior publication policy
  • Scientific ethics for authors and reviewers
  • Use of Preprint Servers and Repositories