Abstract Submission Policies
- Abstracts must focus on scientific results or their application. The Program Committee may decline to consider abstracts with other focus.
- The person submitting the abstract will automatically be the First Author. This cannot be modified.
- The First Author must be an AGU member, or sponsored by an AGU member.
- Your membership fee for 2010 must be paid by 27 August in order to be recognized as a member in the abstract submission system. After that date, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to submit as an AGU member. If you have recently joined AGU or renewed your membership, you must wait a minimum of 2 business days before your account will be available to access in Abstract Central.
- Non-members may submit an abstract as a First Author, but an AGU sponsor is required. Non-members will need to create an account in Abstract Central. Once their account is complete, they may proceed to submit their abstract as the First Author. You will be asked for the sponsor's AGU membership number in Step 5 of the submission process.
- First Authors can have a maximum of one (1) contributed and one (1) invited abstract, or two (2) invited abstracts. The only exemption to this policy is the submission of (1) additional contributed abstract to an Education (ED) or Public Affairs (PA) session.
- A flat fee of $60 will be charged for each regular submission, and $30 for each student submission. There is no fee for persons from Qualifying Low and Lower Middle Income Countries.
- The abstract submission fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and not based on approval of your abstract submission or attendance at the Fall Meeting.
- The only method of payment accepted for abstract fees is by credit card.
- Submissions can be saved as drafts and edited prior to the deadline, even after payment has been made.
- Oral presentations cannot be requested, although you may request a poster presentation.
- The abstract submission fee does not register you for the meeting. Separate registration fees apply. (See Registration page).
- Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned by the Program Committee. It also grants AGU permission to publish the abstract.
- Session conveners must enter the names of all Invited Authors into the system no later than 16 August 2010.
- A person may not be invited to submit an abstract to more than two (2) sessions.
- Invited Authors will receive an email with instructions after the Invited role has been assigned to their account in the system. They will not be able to submit as Invited until after receiving email instructions.
- A First Author may NOT be an Invited Author or Presenter on an abstract submitted to a session which they are convening.
- Invited Authors are not guaranteed an oral presentation.
- Invited Authors do not receive discounted abstract fees, registration fees, or travel reimbursement.
Special Union Session Policies
- ALL Union sessions will receive ONE (1) oral session.
- Several Union sessions are designated as Invited Only. For these sessions, contributed abstracts must be submitted to a corresponding session. The corresponding session number can be viewed as part of the Union session title.
- Contributed abstracts to any other Union session will usually receive either an oral or poster presentation in the Union session to which they are submitted.*
*As with any AGU abstract, submitted papers can be placed in a different, more appropriate session. Final decisions regarding placement of individual papers and sessions rests with the Program Committee.