Writing an Abstract

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Note: If you are trying to submit an abstract to the Fall 2019 Showcase, you will first need to create an account on the VPS platform: https://fall-2019.vps.agu.org. This is separate from your AGU.org account. After creating an account, you will then be able to submit your abstract: https://fall-2019.vps.agu.org/abstracts/create.

Abstracts should be concise and should be able to appropriately describe your research within a 2000 character limit. For guidance on preparing your abstract submission, read this Eos article titled A Guide to Writing an AGU Abstract. The general flow of ideas should be as follows:

  • Context/Purpose: One to two sentences explaining why you studied this particular topic and what is significant about it. Has past research been done? How does your research add to existing knowledge?
  • Methods: One to two sentences outlining the methods you used to conduct your research. How did you collect your data? How did you process your data?
  • Results: Three to four sentences about what you found through your research.
  • Interpretation: Up to four sentences discussing those findings. What do the results mean?
  • Conclusion: One sentence summarizing what you have learned from your research and why it is significant.

Abstracts must be in English and will be submitted electronically. The title is limited to 300 characters and the body is limited to 2000 characters (spaces and punctuation included).  Abstracts will be reviewed for evidence of plagiarism and/or self-plagiarism.  There is a $35 (US dollars) submission fee for all abstracts. Please note, you do not need to be an AGU member to participate.