At the AGU Spring meeting held in Baltimore, Md., May 29–June I, AGU's governing Council voted to establish a new section of the Journal of Geophysical Research devoted to the planetary sciences. The Council also selected the site for the Spring 1993 meeting, reaffirmed AGU's position on creationism, and approved a change in AGU bylaws.

The new journal, JGR Planets, will draw together papers on planets other than Earth that now appear in the other JGR sections. Proponents of the new journal believe it will also draw papers from planetary scientists currently publishing in other journals. The plan for phasing in this new section of the journal will be made as soon as an editor is appointed. Authors will be able to select which section they would like to publish in.