Welcome to GEMS: Community Science journal submission system

Community Science is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing scientific outcomes of community science. To support open-access publication and publications led by communities, Community Science asks researchers whose institutions or grants cover open-access author publication charges to pay a modest APC.

Community Science welcomes a range of academic style-papers, opinion pieces, and commentaries. All contributions should be accessible and meaningful to people from a wide range of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds. All articles should follow leading authorship guidelines, have community leadership or co-leadership, approval of all authors to be listed, and include an abstract, plain-language summary, and references.

Articles submitted to Community Science will be reviewed for scientific integrity, community leadership or co-leadership, ethical community engagement, and community outcome. Submissions will generally be reviewed by both scientists and community leaders before being accepted.

Interested in Contributing?

As a first step, we recommend sending a presubmission inquiry to communitysci@agu.org.

Editor in Chief: Julia Parrish

Plain-Language Summary. Plain-language summaries are published alongside a paper’s scientific abstract and are a great way to communicate your work to a broader audience. Here we offer guidelines on how to write a good plain-language summary and showcase some good examples.

For Commentaries click here.

Add your ORCID to GEMS and always have this identifier link you and all of your work. AGU encourages all authors and reviewers to create and add an Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) to their account. It’s easy: just update your profile on an existing account or add ORCID when you create your account. Learn more about ORCID.

ORCIDS will now be required for all corresponding authors and strongly encouraged for coauthors.
AGU officially joins with a number of other publishers in a commitment to include the ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) for authors of all papers published in 2016. See statement https://eos.org/agu-news/agu-opens-its-journals-to-author-identifiers

If you have submitted to or reviewed for any AGU journals, your account should be in this system and your login credentials should be the same. Please use the forgotten password link in needed. Otherwise, you will need to create a new user account. Please contact communitysci@agu.org if you have any questions.

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