American Geophysical Union Announces Extension of its Partnership with Wiley

Partnership builds on AGU’s position as a leader in scientific publishing and enables continued support of robust scholarly research enterprise

31 January 2017


WASHINGTON, DC-To help realize the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) strategic goal to transform the future of scientific publishing in an evolving marketplace and vision to collaboratively advance and communicate science, AGU is renewing its partnership with Wiley.

“This partnership provides an opportunity to further cement AGU’s position as a leader in scientific publishing, specifically for the Earth and space sciences, and in the advancement and application of science and scientific research to inform and improve people’s lives,” said Chris McEntee, AGU CEO and Executive Director.

“Wiley has developed a remarkable and strategic partnership with the AGU.  Through our deep collaboration and shared organizational values we have successfully partnered to further strengthen AGU’s brand, expand its portfolio of journals and books, and broaden access to AGU’s science for researchers worldwide.  We are proud and honored that AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space organization, has chosen to entrust in Wiley the care of its publishing program for an additional term and look forward to working to continue advancing the scholarly communication of the vital research published by the AGU community.” said Mark Allin, President and CEO of Wiley.

Each year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) publishes more than 6000 original research and review articles reflecting the breadth of science practiced by members of AGU. AGU titles have long been the leading journals for Earth and space sciences. High standards of excellence are ensured by a formal and exacting peer review process.

Since AGU entered into its first partnership with Wiley, the scientific, medical, technical and scholarly business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., it has flourished, demonstrating benefits to scholarly research and communications on a number of fronts.

  • AGU now publishes over 20 highly respected, peer-reviewed scientific journals covering research across the Earth and space sciences and award-winning books with Wiley.
  • Since 2013, three new open access journals – Earth’s Future, Earth & Space Science, and GeoHealth – have been added. The newest addition, GeoHealth, will support the growth in the science that intersects Earth and environmental sciences with human, agricultural and environmental health.
  • Speed to publishing – AGU’s time from acceptance to publishing for most journals is among the fastest in the field
  • Tools to aid in the discovery and use of the articles and their content
  • A simplified submissions process
  • Gold open access options that provide broad access to research and author initiatives ensure funders’ open access mandates are fulfilled

About American Geophysical Union

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AGU Contact:

Media Contacts:

AGU: Josh Speiser (US) +1 202-777-7444, jspeiser@agu.org

Wiley: Tom Griffin, (UK) +44 (0) 1865 476213, tgriffin@wiley.com