Are you eligible to submit multiple abstracts? View the flowchart for details.


  • The person submitting the abstract will automatically be the first author.  You may not submit an abstract on behalf of another author. The first author cannot be modified for any reason.
  • The first author, including invited authors, MUST be an AGU member. Coauthors or presenting authors who are different than the first author are not required to be an AGU member.
  • The abstract submission fee is separate from membership dues. If paying for membership by credit card, you will have immediate access to the abstract submission system to submit your abstract.
  • Submission Limit Policy: 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 one (1) additional contributed abstract to an Education (ED) or Public Affairs (PA) session.
  • The abstract submitter is responsible for ensuring that all coauthors have agreed to be listed on the abstract.
  • 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.
  • Note to Members of Cooperating Societies: Members of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), European Geosciences Union (EGU), and Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) may join AGU or submit abstracts to the sessions cosponsored by their respective societies. AMS, EGU, and MSA members (who are not AGU members) must contact the AGU Member Service Center by calling +1 800.966.2481 (toll-free in North America) or +1 202.462.6900 by Wednesday, 19 July 2017 to request log-in credentials in order to submit an abstract to their societies’ cosponsored sessions.
  • Do you think your abstract is newsworthy? Would it be of interest to the press and public? Tell AGU’s public information office about it here: 

Invited Authors

  • Invited authors will receive an electronic invitation from the session convener via the submission site. The invitation will include a link to the session; please submit the abstract via the link included in the invitation. If the abstract is not submitted through the formal invitation, the abstract will not have an invited status listing.
  • A person may not be invited to submit an abstract to more than two (2) sessions.
  • A first author may NOT be an invited author or presenter on an abstract submitted to a session in which they are convening.
  • Invited authors are not guaranteed an oral presentation and may be assigned a poster presentation.
  • Invited authors do not receive discounted abstract fees, registration fees, or travel reimbursement.
  • Please note that certain authors may be marked as Invited after submissions close.

Conveners Submitting Abstracts

  • Conveners are allowed to submit abstracts to their own session but are NOT allowed to be invited authors to their own session.
  • The abstract submission fee and the first-author policy referenced above are still applicable. For instance, if you are a convener on two (2) sessions outside of the ED/PA programs and you wish to submit an abstract to both of your sessions, you will be able to submit an abstract to only one session due to the first-author policy above.
  • There are no restrictions on a convener’s ability to submit an abstract to a session other than their own.
  • If the session receives an oral slot, as some sessions will receive poster-only sessions, we recommend that conveners not schedule themselves an oral presentation.