Abstract Content

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Centennial focused sessions and the newly formed GeoHealth Section will offer sessions at AGU Fall Meeting.
  • Abstract submissions have been closed with the exception for a few late breaking sessions.
  • Abstracts can focus on scientific results and/or their applications, enabling Earth and space science, and the impact of Earth and space science on society. The Program Committee may decline to consider an abstract with another focus.
  • Following the abstract deadline, a submitted abstract may be placed in a different, more appropriate session than the one to which it was submitted. Final decisions regarding placement of individual abstracts and sessions rest with the Program Committee.
  • The abstract title is limited to 300 characters, and the abstract text is limited to 2,000 characters. There is a limit of 2,000 characters, excluding spaces but including punctuation, for the text of your submission.
  • Authors can add an additional, optional plain-language summary of their abstract with a maximum of 200 words.
  • LaTeX is supported. Special characters are also available in the abstract management system.


  • A flat fee of $70 (USD) will be charged for each regular submission.
  • A flat fee of $40 (USD) will be charged for each student submission.
  • New this year: there is no additional fee to submit to an eLightning session. See the Alternate Session Formats page for more details.
  • There is no fee for persons residing in Qualifying Low Income Countries and Lower Middle Income Countries.
  • The abstract submission fee is required and is a nonrefundable processing fee, and not based on approval of your abstract submission or attendance at AGU Fall Meeting.
  • Do not withdraw a paid abstract submission to make edits. Refunds will not be issued for abstracts that are withdrawn and resubmitted, and payment will be required for any resubmissions.
  • After an abstract is submitted, it can be accessed and edited until the abstract submission deadline (1 August 2018). After this deadline, edits cannot be made.
  • The only method of payment accepted for abstract fees is by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) in the abstract submission system. Wire payments or purchase orders requested from AGU cannot be accommodated.
  • The abstract submission fee does not register you for the meeting. Separate registration fees apply. All presenters must register in order to attend AGU Fall Meeting. Online AGU Fall Meeting registration will be open in mid-August.

Additional Resources

Final Program

  • In early October, acceptance notifications will be distributed via email, and the final scientific program will be available online.
  • If you wish to cite an abstract presented at this meeting, please see below for how to reference an abstract. Cite as: Author(s) (2018), Title, Abstract (Final paper number, ex: AH14B-1234) presented at 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.


  • Tutorials: Step by step tutorials on using the abstract submission site will be available in mid-June.
  • Technical Support: Once the site opens, if you have a question about the submission site or experience a technical issue when submitting your abstract, request technical support or submit a technical issue by completing the request form within the submission site. You may also call +1 401.334.9903 (at the prompt, enter support code 1438) on Monday through Friday between 8:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -05:00) or send an email.
  • Scientific Program: If you have a question on AGU’s scientific program policies or general procedures, contact the AGU Scientific Program Management 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.