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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.

Global Outreach

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

Community 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.

Text image: What is open science? Open science is defined as an inclusive construct that combines various movements and practices aiming to make multilingual scientific knowledge openly available, accessible and reusable for everyone, to increase scientific collaborations and sharing of information for the benefits of science and society, and to open the processes of scientific knowledge creation, evaluation and communication to societal actors beyond the traditional scientific community.

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Text image: Open Science is, in a word, TRANSFORMATIVE!


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