Abstract content and abstract submission

Abstracts of the work that is to be presented at the General Assembly should be short (100–500 words), clear, concise, and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure. Every abstract should present unique research. Submission of duplicate abstracts is considered unethical, irrespective of presentation format or programme group that an abstract is submitted to. To protect the integrity of authorship, only persons who have significantly contributed to the research should be listed as authors on abstracts. Thereby, no fictitious names are allowed to be listed as authors or co-authors. The corresponding author attests to the fact that any others named as authors have seen the final version of the abstract and have agreed to its submission for presentation. The author who submits an abstract accepts the responsibility of having included as co-authors all persons that are appropriate and none that are inappropriate.

Authors who are not themselves professional scientists, but have contributed significantly to either the research design, delivery, or analysis (e.g. citizen scientists, indigenous communities) can also be listed as co-authors. Please note that in the case of any citizen science (or other such) project where there are a large number of potential co-authors, the name of a specific group or collective is permitted, provided that they themselves aided significantly in the research that is presented.

EGU abstracts remain online and are searchable also for people not participating in the General Assembly. All abstracts receive a DOI (digital object identifier). Abstracts (except withdrawn ones) are also indexed in the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). They are not indexed in other bibliographic databases like Scopus. ORCID numbers will be linked to authors that have their ORCID included in the personal data section of their Copernicus account.

Submitting abstracts and display materials to vEGU21 does not impact future publication. Journals usually encourage authors to discuss their work at conferences prior to submitting a manuscript, and most allow posting on a not-for-profit preprint server such as EGUsphere prior to submission. Examples of these policies can be found at all EGU and AGU journals, Nature, and Science.

Further information on abstract submission can be found on how to submit an abstract.

One-abstract rule

Authors are allowed as first author to submit either one regular abstract plus one abstract solicited by a convener, or two solicited abstracts. A second regular abstract can be submitted to the Education and Outreach Sessions (EOS) programme group (the maximum number of abstracts, including solicited abstracts, remains two). Possible submissions for first authors are the following:

  • 1 regular + 1 solicited abstract;
  • or 2 solicited abstracts;
  • or 1 regular or solicited abstract + 1 EOS abstract (regular or solicited).

Since the system limits abstract submissions to one you will need to provide a transaction number (TAN) when submitting your additional solicited abstract. This TAN has to be provided by the convener. Participants can be co-author on additional abstracts in which they are not first author.

EGU membership required

Only EGU members are able to submit an abstract as first author. You can become member or renew your membership at the EGU webpage.

Abstract processing charges (APCs)

Please note that submission of an abstract incurs an abstract processing charge (APC) of €40. Late contributions (uploaded by conveners after the abstract deadline) have an increased APC of €80 and require approval by the programme committee.