Monitoring Abstracts

Abstract Submissions are open from 12 July to 6 September 2017. You may invite one author to submit to your poster session as invited author, although invited authors can still accept and submit up to the 2 August deadline.

During the abstract submission process, session chairs are expected to monitor the abstracts submitted to their session via the online system, using your AGU member email and password. Once you log in, select the session title and then “My Account” from the left-hand-side control panel.

Session chairs should be looking for the following:

  • Abstracts that clearly do not belong in your session. Please notify abstracts@agu.org by 6 September and we will contact the author with the concern and move the abstract to a more appropriate session. This may be due to author oversight or a misunderstanding of the session’s intent.
    • Remember that an abstract cannot be transferred after the program is finalized, so each author is counting on you as a chair to make sure that all abstracts submitted and accepted to your session are appropriate to the topic.
  • Invited authors who have not accepted the invitation to submit or have not submitted their abstract. Please follow up to ensure your invited author has received the invitation and intends to submit the abstract. Late submissions will not be accepted. If the author has declined the invitation, you can invite another author in their place. You can do this up until 20 July.
  • Other sessions with which your session can be merged based on abstract submissions. Please notify your program committee representative if you have any suggestions on merges.

Please contact abstracts@agu.org or your program committee representative if you have any concerns while monitoring your session during the abstract submission period.