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Publication fees

Publication and excess fees

Publication fees

Publication fees are based on length, which is measured in publication units (PU). The formula for PU = number of words/500 + number of figures + number of tables. Articles exceeding a certain amount of PUs incur excess page fees.

Word count includes abstract, acknowledgements, text (and in-text citations), figure captions, table captions, and appendices. Equations count as one word no matter the size.  Equations are not copyedited. 

Word count excludes title, author list and affiliations, key words, key points, plain language summary, table text, open research section, references, and supporting information. Supporting information is not copyedited.

Commentaries, Introductions, Viewpoints, Comments, and Replies are free to publish.

Publication and excess page fees are waived for authors publishing as open access.

 

Excess page fees

Longer papers are permitted in all journals except Geophysical Research Letters (GRL). Overlength papers incur excess page fees in addition to the standard journal fee due to increased editorial and production costs. Excess fees are not charged to open-access papers.

Excess fees apply for more than 25 PUs, except GRL, for which excess fees apply for more than 12 PUs. Papers submitted to GRL that are above 12 PUs will be returned to the author. Invited GRL Frontier articles incur excess fees above 19 PUs.

See table below for publication fees, excess page fees, and Open Access rates.

Waivers

Requests for waivers are considered by AGU and the editors. Send your request in an email to the journal or in your cover letter. Many institutions cover completely or offer discounts on open-access author publishing charges (APC) in AGU journals.

For authors publishing in Gold Open Access journals (AGU Advances, Community Science, Earth and Space Science, Earth’s Future, Geohealth, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists, and Space Weather), Automatic Article Publication Charge waivers and discounts will be given to authors from countries on the Waivers and Discounts List.


Journal

Publication Fee

Excess Fee per Publication Unit (PU)


AGU Advances

$2200

Note: as of May 16, 2022, this fee will increase to $2,500

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

$0



 Community Science

Practice Reports and Reviews: $2000
Project Reports: $1000

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

 $0  

Earth and Space Science

$2100

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

$0



Earth’s Future

$2200

Note: as of May 16, 2022, this fee will increase to $2,350

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

$0



GeoHealth

$2100

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

$0



Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

 

$2750 after September 8, 2021

 

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

$0


Geophysical Research Letters (GRL)

No Open Access: $500

With Open Access: $2700

$125
(Papers longer than 12 Publication Units may not be submitted to GRL)

$0 for OA papers



Global Biogeochemical Cycles

No Open Access: $0

With Open Access: $3600

$125

$0 for OA papers



Journal of Geophysical Research (all)

No Open Access: $1000

With Open Access: $3600

$125

$0 for OA papers



Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES)

$2100

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

$0



Paleoceanography

No Open Access: $0

With Open Access: $3600

$125

$0 for OA papers



Radio Science

No Open Access: $1000

With Open Access: $3600

$125

$0 for OA papers



Reviews of Geophysics

No Open Access: $0

With Open Access: $3600

$0



Space Weather

$2650

All articles in this journal are published Open Access

$0




Tectonics

No Open Access: $0

With Open Access: $3600

$125

$0 for OA papers



Water Resources Research

No Open Access: $0

With Open Access: $2700

$125

$0 for OA papers