AGU Offers Free Access to Journal Articles and Open Access Publishing

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All AGU journal articles from 1997 to articles published 24 months ago are now freely available without a subscription to anyone online, anywhere. Newer content continues to become open every month, on a 24-month rolling cycle from the issue publication date. Articles initially published in our open access journals or in any of our journals with an open access option are available sooner. This continuously expanding content represents more than 85,000 articles.

Eos, AGU’s Earth and space science news resource for scientists and the public, is now a free online publication immediately accessible at www.eos.orgEos content from 1997-2014, is also now completely free.

The decision to make content freely available is consistent with AGU’s mission to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. AGU journals offer a wealth of high-quality research that is relevant to the interests of the public, civic leaders, policymakers, educators, and citizen scientists. Unlocking this content can lead to a deeper understanding of natural hazards, water and air quality, land use, ocean resources, use and monitoring of natural resources, and many other critical societal issues.

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Articles published in our fully open access journals, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, Earth’s Future, and our newest journal, Earth and Space Science are always freely available online upon publication. 

Authors may choose to make their research freely available immediately upon publication by selecting Gold Open Access.  AGU also offers Green Open Access, allowing the final article to be placed in an institutional repository six months after publication, or allowing the submitted article to be accessible on the author’s personal website.  To learn more about copyright licenses and open access publishing, visit our Author Resources.   You may also want to learn more about Open Access Policies by Funder and Open Access Policies by Institution.

Increasing access to research for the public and in developing countries

The latest research in our journals is also available for free to the global public and scientific research communities through a variety of programs in which AGU participates. AGU is part of the innovative Access to Research initiative, which provides patrons of U.K. public libraries instant online access to journal content from 1997 to the present, and the Research4Life program, enabling more than 5,000 institutions in developing countries free or low-cost access to AGU’s content.


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AGU journals span a wide range of subjects in the Earth and space sciences. AGU editors welcome contributions from authors throughout the world.

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Access Eos Archive Issues

Issues from 1997-2014 are freely available to the public.

Older issues are available through AGU membership or through an institutional subscription.