This is a collection of AGU policies surrounding the Fall Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Privacy & Security

Attendee Data

AGU is committed to protecting your privacy, and we honor your right to make choices about the information you share with us. AGU requests information from those who engage with us to complete business processes such as meeting registration, to improve the communication and sharing of science, to improve programs and websites, and to serve the interests of members, authors, meeting attendees, and others by providing them with relevant information.

We are committed to providing an explanation of what information is required and what is optional, as well as how that information is being used.

AGU does not sell meeting attendee or member contact information.

It has been brought to our attention that some individuals and organizations have been contacted with offers of lists for purchase. These offers are not affiliated with AGU in any way and are unauthorized. We thank our exhibitors for reporting this issue to us. If you receive or know of an email containing such an offer, we ask that you please alert us by email.

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Code of Conduct

Meetings Code of Conduct

AGU is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AGU staff. All participants are expected to abide by the AGU Meetings Code of Conduct.

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AGU members and authors of AGU publications must adhere to the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy.

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Author Policies

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

AGU Membership

First authors, including invited authors, must currently belong to either AGU or an affiliated society/organization.

NOTE: Under certain circumstances, special membership exceptions may be requested for invited authors who are non-geoscientists. If the first author or invited author is not a current AGU member but is a member of an affiliated society/organization, or is a non-geoscientist, please complete this form by 20 July.

First Author Policy

In general:

  • First authors can submit up to two contributed abstracts (i.e., non-invited abstracts), as long as the second abstract is submitted to a session led by a different section from the first abstract.
  • Invited authors can submit up to three abstracts, including one contributed, as long as one is submitted to a session led by a different section.

      * Please note, authors may submit a second abstract to a session within the same section if it is listed as co-organized with a different section. Please see full abstract guidelines here.

Invited Author Policy

Up to two authors can be invited to submit abstracts to a session.

Invited authors will receive an invitation email from the abstract management platform, via the session convener, containing the link needed to initiate an invited abstract submission.

Abstract fee Policy

The abstract submission fee is:

  • A required and non-refundable processing fee.
  • Separate from membership dues and meeting registration fees.
  • Not based on approval of your abstract submission or attendance at the meeting.

The abstract submission fees are:

  • Regular submission — $70
  • Student submission — $40
  • Exception: There are no abstract submission fees for individuals residing in qualifying low-income or lower-middle income countries, as defined by the World Bank.


Session conveners may not be the first author or presenting author on an invited abstract in the session they are convening. Conveners can be invited authors in other sessions, but not in their own sessions.

Conveners may submit a contributed abstract to a session they are convening; however, they must be scheduled as a poster presentation. Union, student and early career conveners are exempt from this rule and may schedule oral presentations in their own session.

The recommended deadline for conveners to invite authors is 20 July 2022 so that authors have enough time to accept the invite, prepare and submit the abstract. Conveners will have access to the invitation tool until the abstract submission deadline, but we strongly encourage them to issue invitations as soon as possible.

Reminder: Conveners who submit abstracts must pay all fees associated with attending the meeting, including membership fees, abstract submission fees and online or in-person meeting registration (if serving as the presenting author). Conveners who serve as session chairs must pay the online or in-person meeting registration fee to attend. Conveners who are not attending the meeting do not need to pay the meeting registration fee.

AGU Ethics Policy

Download and review a PDF copy of the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy.

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Session Submission

Session Submission

Session submission is now closed. If you would like more information about the policies and processes for submitting a session proposal, please visit the session submission page.

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