Present & Convene

Abstract Submissions

General abstract submissions are closed.

Steps to Submitting an Abstract

1. Join or Renew Membership
2. Review Important Information
3. Familiarize Yourself with the Session Types
  • The program committee will decide which session type your abstract may be assigned to. Familiarize yourself with the various types.

    Session Formats

4. Decide How You Will Attend AGU23
  • When you submit your abstract, you will need to indicate whether you will attend in-person in San Francisco or online-only. Abstracts will be scheduled by session conveners in oral (hybrid), eLightning (in-person only) or poster sessions based on this selection. 

    Please note, for poster sessions only: if you indicate that you are participating online and scheduled in a poster session by the sessions conveners, online poster sessions will be scheduled in late January, 2024. There is no hybrid option for poster sessions in San Francisco. You cannot change your presentation location after the abstract submission deadline has passed, please keep this in mind while making your location selection during abstract submission.

5. Develop your Abstract Submission
  • The official language of AGU23 is English. Please submit your abstract in English and, if your abstract is accepted, plan to present in English. Refer to the Submission Resources, Support, and FAQ sections for help.

    Submission Resources
    Submission FAQs
    Submission Support

6. Review AGU's Authorship Policy and Plagiarism Information
7. Pay Abstract Submission Fee
8. Submit Abstract
  • Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent in early October. If you have any questions, please contact AGU.

    Email Scientific Program team

9. Edit Abstract
10. Publicize
11. Register

Abstract Policies

Please familiarize yourself with the following submission policies before submitting your abstract:

Submission Fees

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.
  • payable by credit card only; wire payments or purchase orders cannot be accommodated.

Edits, Transfers, and Withdrawals

  • Refunds will not be issued for abstracts that are withdrawn and resubmitted.
  • Payment will be required for any resubmissions.
  • Do not withdraw a paid abstract submission to make edits or submit a new abstract.
  • You may edit a submitted abstract until the submission deadline.
  • For assistance with editing or transferring an abstract, contact AGU’s Scientific Program Team.

Abstract Submission Fees



  • $70


  • $40

Low/Lower-Middle Income Countries*

Submission Resources

Letter of Invitation

After submitting an abstract, you can automatically generate a letter of invitation via the control panel within your abstract submission or through the abstract submission systemIf you require a letter of invitation before submitting an abstract or you will not be submitting an abstract, you must request one via email
VISA and International Travel Information

How to Write an AGU Abstract

Review this Eos article for pointers on how to write an abstract for an AGU meeting.

Eos Article: So You Want to Write an Abstract

Citing an Abstract

Authors (or their institutions or funders) retain copyright of their abstract.

Authors can acknowledge scientific teams or collaborators, data, and software within their abstract text or using the “Add Team” function within the abstract submission form's author list step.

Authors may submit abstracts for work that has been published in journals or presented at other scientific meetings. The work should be current and provide new data and results since any previous presentations.

If you wish to cite an abstract presented at AGU23, please cite as: Author(s) (2023), Title, Abstract (Final paper number, ex: AE14B-1234) presented at AGU23, 11-15 Dec.

*Please note that AGU does not automatically publish your abstract in Google Scholar or any archive or assign a DOI. This may be done through ESS Open Archive and will assist in indexing. If you have any questions regarding the publishing of your abstract in Google Scholar, please see this article on why abstracts may not appear in Google Scholar and how to manually add them. We recommend that you create a personal profile in Google Scholar and manually add your abstract if you wish for it to be indexed there.  

Student Travel Grants

Discover available student and early career travel grants to help you attend AGU23.

Travel Grants

Funding Opportunities

Berkner Fellowships provide funding for early career scientists and students from countries designated by the World Bank as "low" or "lower-middle" income to present research at AGU-sponsored meetings.

Berkner Travel Fellowship 

Abstract Search

Search by keyword for AGU meeting abstracts from 1995-2021.

 View #AGU22 Scientific Program (Abstracts and Sessions)

AGU Authorship Policy and AI Tools

Artificial intelligence systems cannot be considered authors, but their use in writing or other aspects of the work should be transparent and described within the methods.

AGU Authorship and AI Tools

Plagiarism Detection

Review AGU’s Ethics Policy and utilize plagiarism detection software from iThenticate upon submission to identify any duplication.

Go To Ithenticate

Publicity for Meeting Abstracts

If you think your session or abstract is newsworthy, you can tell AGU's public information office about it for potential publicity.

Contact AGU Public Information Office

Submission Support

Technical Support

For questions about the submission site or technical issues, you can complete the request form on the submission site, call +1 401.334.0220 Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EDT, or send an email.

Contact Support

Scientific Program

Email AGU’s Scientific Program Team if you have a question on AGU's scientific program policies or general procedures.

Contact AGU's Scientific Program Team

AGU Membership

If you have a question on your membership status or need assistance with your AGU membership account, contact the AGU Membership Services Team or call 800.966.2481 (toll-free in North America) or +1 202.462.6900.

Contact AGU Membership Services