Abstract Content | Authors | Fees | Oral and Poster Presentations | Invited Authors

Fall Meeting abstracts should be cited as: Author(s), 2013, Title, Abstract XXXX-XXXX presented at 2013, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December.

View the AGU abstract archives to locate the 2013 Fall Meeting program content.

View submission standards for all AGU Meetings.

Abstract Content

  • Abstracts must focus on scientific results or their application. The Program Committee may decline to consider abstracts with other focus.
  • Following the abstract deadline, submitted papers may be placed in a different, more appropriate session than the one to which it was submitted. Final decisions regarding placement of individual papers and sessions rests with the Program Committee.
  • The abstract is limited to 3500 characters, which is tracked throughout the submission site. The 3500 character limit includes the title, body, authors, affiliations, spacing and punctuation.
  • LaTeX is not supported. Please use the special characters available in Abstract Central.


  • The person submitting the abstract will automatically be the First Author. This cannot be modified. The First Author will receive all communications regarding their abstract.
  • The First Author, including invited authors, MUST be an AGU member. Non-members are no longer able to submit abstracts with an AGU member sponsor.
  • Your AGU membership fee for 2013 must be paid in order to be recognized as a member in the abstract submission system.
  • First Authors can have a maximum of one (1) contributed and one (1) invited abstract, or two (2) invited abstracts. The only exemption to this policy is the submission of (1) additional contributed abstract to an Education (ED) or Public Affairs (PA) session.
  • If the co-author account does not exist, please note that new co-authors accounts can now be created.
  • A research team may be referenced during the submission process in the Title of Team field, in lieu of adding the names of individual team members.


  • A flat fee of $65 will be charged for each regular submission.
  • A flat fee of $35 will be charged for each student submission.
  • There is no fee for persons residing in Qualifying Low and Lower Middle Income Countries.
  • The abstract submission fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and not based on approval of your abstract submission or attendance at the Fall Meeting.
  • The only method of payment accepted for abstract fees is by credit card.
  • Submissions can be saved as drafts and edited prior to the deadline, even after payment has been made. However to be considered for the meeting program, draft abstracts must be resubmitted by 7 August 2013 at 9:00 P.M. EDT. There can be no exceptions.
  • The abstract submission fee does not register you for the meeting. Separate registration fees apply. All presenters must register for Fall Meeting. Fall Meeting registration will be open in mid-July.

Oral and Poster Presentations

  • Oral presentations cannot be requested. These are assigned by the session conveners and Program Committee based on the total number of submissions received.
  • Poster presentations may be requested. These requests will be honored by the conveners and Program Committee. Posters are a valuable mechanism for communicating your research. Poster presenters will also have the opportunity to upload their poster and accompanying videos on the Fall Meeting ePoster site prior to the meeting.
  • Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned. It also grants AGU permission to publish the abstract.
  • To make either an oral or a poster presentation, the presenter must be listed on an abstract at the time of electronic publication. An individual cannot present someone else’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.

Invited Authors

  • A person may not be invited to submit an abstract to more than two (2) sessions.
  • Invited Authors will receive an email with instructions after the Invited role has been assigned to their account in the system. They will not be able to submit as Invited until after receiving email instructions.
  • A First Author may NOT be an Invited Author or Presenter on an abstract submitted to a session which they are convening.
  • Invited Authors are not guaranteed an oral presentation.
  • Invited Authors do not receive discounted abstract fees, registration fees, or travel reimbursement.

Town Halls

  • Town Hall proposal submissions are open to all meeting participants.
  • All Town Hall proposals must be submitted through the online abstract submission system.
  • There is no fee for proposing a Town Hall.

Final Program

By 1 October, acceptance notices will be sent and the final program will be available online.