Leaders in Open Science
Open Science at AGU
AGU is committed to the principles of open science and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data.
Over the last decade, AGU has begun to shift its journals to open access—today, nine of our 23 journals are fully open access, with more to come, and nearly half of all articles in AGU journals are open access upon publication.
AGU participated as a provisional observer organization during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), held November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. As co-host of the first-ever Ocean Pavilion, we were able to partner with major science institutions, including Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to lead discussions on how open science can transform our understanding of the oceans.
Open science practices help break down traditional barriers to accessing, practicing, and sharing science. This makes science more equitable for all, including those traditionally barred from participation in science.
Open science practices prioritize collaborating with communities so there is free sharing of and access to information and community participation in science. This makes it easier for scientists to work with communities ethically and use their research as a force for good.
AGU Open Science Leadership – Provides the Earth, space, and environmental science communities with the latest information on open science best practices that support the management, preservation, sharing, and citation of data and software.
Data and software for authors - AGU offers guidance, templates and examples to assist authors in meeting open data requirements.
AGU Position Statement on Data – All players in the science ecosystem—researchers, repositories, publishers, funders, institutions, etc.—should work to ensure that relevant scientific evidence is processed, shared, and used ethically, and is available, preserved, documented, and fairly credited.
Open Access Publications – As a leading publisher in the scientific community, AGU maintains the highest quality standards and promotes best practices in scholarly publishing.