AGU has established a set of guidelines for scientific integrity and professional ethics for the actions of the members and the governance of the union in its internal activities; in its public persona; and most importantly, in the research and peer review processes of its scientific publications, its communications and outreach, and its scientific meetings.
To be a credible voice for the power of Earth and space science to inform policy, transform our understanding of the world, and inspire the next generation of scientists, we must build trust between the scientific community, the public and policy makers. We do that holding ourselves to the highest standards of scientific integrity and ethical conduct as individuals and as a professional society. –Michael McPhaden
The value and benefits of research are dependent on the integrity of the research and researcher. Members will place quality and objectivity of scientific and scholarly activities and reporting results ahead of personal gain or allegiance to individuals or organizations.
Allegations regarding scientific misconduct by AGU members or authors in connection with AGU activities (publications, presentation, and other official duties) must be submitted in writing either directly to the chair of the Ethics Committee or to firstname.lastname@example.org.