Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Member subscriptions


  • James C. G. Walker,

  • Thomas E. Graedel,

  • Jurate M. Landwehr,

  • Peter H. Molnar,

  • Bruce A. Taft,

  • Donald L. Turcotte,

  • Martin Walt


The Publications Committee solicits comments and advice from the membership about the decline in member subscriptions to AGU journals. The phenomenon is illustrated below. During the period of this decline AGU membership has increased by several thousand, and there have also been marked increases in participation in annual meetings and in the numbers of papers submitted for publication. We therefore conclude that declining circulation is not due to a declining population of geophysicists or to decreasing research activity. What are the causes, and how can the trend be reversed?