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American Geophysical Union

Online Fall Meeting 2020

Welcome to the Taylor & Francis AGU 2020 Microsite

Taylor & Francis is happy to have virtual attendants at the AGU Fall Meeting, the largest international Earth and Space Science meeting in the world. AGU celebrates the past and inspires the future by bringing together the people, the imagination, and the science that will ignite our next hundred years to make our planet safer, cleaner, and more sustainable.

Our role in virtual attendance is to facilitate that science by providing researchers with a platform to share their exciting work!

If you represent a learned Society, Journal or Organisation who may be interested in partnering with Taylor & Francis, please feel free to send an email to our Taylor & Francis representatives to arrange a no-obligations discussion.

Sustainable Development Goals in the Earth & Environmental Sciences

Sustainable Development Goals in the Earth & Environmental Sciences brings together more than 30 editorials, written in collaboration with Editors from across the different disciplines to demonstrate the value, breadth, and richness of this field in helping to address the challenges laid out in the UN SDGs.


Experiences of Implementing a FAIR Data Policy Across a Selection of Earth & Environmental Sciences Journals

Wednesday, 9 December 2020: 20:39

Dr. Andrew Kelly and Matthew Cannon
Taylor & Francis Group, Abingdon, OX14, United Kingdom

In March 2019, Taylor & Francis signed the Commitment to Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences, developed by the Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS), to support and promote the adoption of best practices around open data.

Following our signature in support of the commitment statement, we launched a pilot in November 2019 to move a selection of journals to follow the T&F data sharing policy which aligned with the goals of the COPDESS statement. This presentation will outline our experiences from the first 12 months following the implementation of an open & FAIR data-sharing policy across a pilot group of our Earth & Environmental Science journals, including the impact on and changes we made to our systems, feedback from journal editors involved, and future plans.

In Virtual Attendance

Dr. Andrew Kelly
Portfolio Manager for Remote Sensing, GIS, & Cartography Journals

Andrew Kelly holds a BSc Hons in Chemistry from the University of York (UK) and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bath (UK). He began his career in publishing working on Chemistry research journals and has been at Taylor & Francis since 2013. He began his current role of Portfolio Manager in 2014, and he is responsible for looking after our Remote Sensing, GIS & Cartography titles.

Andrew's role as a Portfolio Manager is exceptionally varied. He acts as the first point-of-call for our editors and society partners and works proactively with them to put into place collaborative action plans for the growth of the portfolio by anticipating problems and making improvements through evidence-based journal development.

He also works to grow our portfolio in the Earth Sciences by exploring possible new launches with existing partners and by forming new publishing partnerships with societies and associations. He looks to develop new income streams where appropriate, and seeks to regularly communicate with our research communities through attending conferences to promote our titles, meeting and talking with authors, editors, and societies both new and prospective, and giving presentations and participating in workshops.

Irma Britton
Senior Editor, Environmental Engineering & GIS

To Irma Britton of the publisher, Taylor & Francis, I would like to express my special thanks for her encouragement and her patience to have the second edition of my book completed.”
– Gottfried Konecny, Emeritus professor at the Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany and former president of the ISPRS

I would like to thank the acquisition editor, Irma Britton. Thank you for guiding me through the whole process.”
– Fahui Wang, James J. Parsons Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University

Irma Britton’s Environmental Engineering & GIS program consists on the combination of environmental topics such as air pollution, remediation, water science, environmental management and sustainability, with geospatial information and technology used across many disciplines. New geospatial themes and interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving are emerging and most of environmental and earth sciences are using a significant amount of measurement, monitoring, and spatial analysis and a growing amount of visualization. Irma is seeking new Book Series Editors and new content in emergent areas such as geospatial data science, geospatial intelligence, crowdsourcing, visual analytics, forecasting, and all related and applied to natural resources and the environment, emergency planning and response, and more.

Wendy Wong
Global Head of Portfolio, Earth & Environmental Science

Wendy Wong is the Global Head of Portfolio at Taylor & Francis for its Earth and Environmental Science journals.

Wendy has extensive academic journals publishing experience in various capacities over the last decade, ranging from roles in the Editorial Office, Production and to her current position in Editorial.

She is currently based in Asia Pacific, and has a keen understanding on STEM Publishing in the region, and beyond.

Visit Our Earth and Environmental Science Hub

Taylor & Francis is proud to support and amplify research that is designed to address many of the greatest needs affecting our global society. As recognised by the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals, research in the fields of earth and environmental science has a tremendously important part to play in combating climate change and inequality, and in delivering prosperity for our planet.

Explore our range of journals in the different subject areas that comprise a curated selection of our earth and environmental science portfolio.


Taylor & Francis is once again proud to support the Data Help Desk at this year’s AGU Fall Meeting

The Virtual Data Help Desk, which is sponsored by EarthCube and further supported by AGU and the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), provides researchers with opportunities to engage with informatics experts familiar with their scientific domain to learn about skills and techniques that will help further their research and make their data and software open and FAIR. The Virtual Data Help Desk will be staffed with experts from the Earth science informatics community to answer data-related questions and to demo useful resources.

7–11, 14–16 December 2020

Follow the #DataHelpDesk on twitter here. Learn more: bit.ly/DataHelpAGU20.

There are two great ways you can get involved:

• Ask Data Questions: Share your questions any time during the event via Twitter using the hashtag #DataHelpDesk or submit your question via a form HERE. Our team of Earth science data professionals has decades of experience in informatics and in many scientific domains and specializes in topics like finding, sharing, analyzing, publishing, and citing data.

• Watch Tool Demos & Tutorials: We will direct you to helpful tutorials and demos throughout the week that will highlight tools and resources you can use to manage your data and enhance your research. Follow #DataHelpDesk to hear about these!

Are you an expert Earth Scientist looking to share your expertise as part of an editorial team?

Taylor & Francis publishes high-quality journals across a broad range of Earth Science disciplines, including a growing Open Access portfolio. We are seeking to expand our team of expert Editors and Editorial Board members and invite Expressions of Interest from passionate and experienced researchers with expertise in Open Research. Expressions are welcomed from researchers working in all Earth Sciences disciplines, including, but not limited to: Geology and Solid Earth Sciences; Geochemistry and Geophysics; Atmospheric Sciences; Oceanography; Hydrology; Palaeontology; Biogeosciences; Earth Observation; and interdisciplinary areas.