New AGU Journal Introduction - byo lunch

The vision of the American Geophysical Union is to galvanize a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future. In this informal talk and Q&A, I'll share updates on several initiatives that AGU is undertaking with this community: the AGU Ethics & Equity Center, Thriving Earth Exchange, and the newest journal in AGU's portfolio of 22 titles, AGU Advances. With AGU Advances, we are launching a gold open access journal where scientists can quickly publish high-impact research of interest across all Earth and space science disciplines, and especially convergent research spanning multiple disciplines. The journal will focus on publishing research (~150 papers per year) that has broad and immediate implications and is of interest not only within the fields of Earth and space sciences, but to the larger science community and to the public at large. In it, we'll publish novel, innovative research in the form of full-length papers, all of them enriched by further open-access content in the form of plain-language summaries, and often commentary, aimed at elaborating and explaining the research to a wide audience. AGU Advances is accepting submissions now and is aiming for a first issue by the end of 2019.

Margaret Moerchen is Director, AGU Journals, at the American Geophysical Union. Before this, she was the President’s Science Deputy at the Carnegie Institution for Science. She has also been an editor at Science, handling astronomy and planetary research, and previously conducted postdoctoral work with the European Southern Observatory in Chile, at Leiden Observatory, and at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Her research focused on the signatures of exoplanetary formation and on infrared camera development for large ground-based telescopes. Margaret graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (BA) and the University of Florida as a NASA Exoplanet Science Institute Michelson Fellow (MS, PhD).


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3150 - Boardroom

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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