Reviewers play an essential role in the journals and books of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). They elevate quality and help authors and editors to improve the content, organization, logic, integrity, and impact of published papers.

We had several reviewers who provided more than 15 reviews just for AGU over the course of the year.

Once again, AGU recognizes reviewers across all our journals who provided exceptional reviews during the past year; outstanding reviewers for 2015 are listed below. Many of these, and other reviewers also, reviewed multiple times; we had several reviewers who provided more than 15 reviews just for AGU over the course of the year.

AGU provides other recognition as well to reviewers: Each AGU journal is publishing an editorial acknowledging all of its reviewers, and AGU now officially recognizes their reviews on their Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID) record, if requested.

Appreciation for Reviews and More

We hope that these multiple forms of acknowledgement and appreciation of reviewers provide both individual thanks and prominent collective recognition of the importance of peer reviews in advancing science. Reviewing for journals represents just one way in which many scientists provide additional effort and benefit for their scientific community and society overall. Many of these same AGU reviewers also assess grants, advise on promotions, and contribute to departmental reviews for their home institutions or others.

Expanding Reviewer Diversity

We consider it important for the scholarly community to recognize this full picture and find ways to better reward these volunteer contributions while improving efficiency. AGU editors have been striving to expand the diversity of reviewers as one way to make efficiency gains as well as to help develop new scientists.  AGU journals receive and publish papers from authors worldwide—about one-third of submissions come from each of North America, Europe, and Asia/Australasia. In keeping with our move toward greater diversity, we recognize this year reviewers from 19 countries, including about 30% women—up in both measures from earlier years.

—Brooks Hanson, AGU Director of Publications; email: bhanson@agu.org; and Rob van der Hilst, Chair, AGU Publications Committee

Jennifer Adam
Cited by Ben van der Pluijm
Earth’s Future

Duncan Carr Agnew
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Newsha Ajami
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

John T. Allen
Cited by Noah Diffenbaugh
Geophysical Research Letters

Anton V. Artemyev
Cited by Benoit Lavraud
Geophysical Research Letters

Kirsti Ashworth
Cited by James Crawford
JGR: Atmospheres

Jean-Philippe Avouac
Cited by Andrew Newman
Geophysical Research Letters

Rebecca Barnes
Cited by Miguel Goni
JGR: Biogeosciences

Max Berkelhammer
Cited by Allison Steiner
JGR: Atmospheres

Daniele Bianchi
Cited by Tatiana Ilyina
Geophysical Research Letters

Andrea Billi
Cited by Claudio Faccenna
Tectonics

Kristie Boering
Cited by Geoffrey Tyndall
Geophysical Research Letters

Diogo Bolster
Cited by M. Bayani Cardenas
Geophysical Research Letters

Bruce Buffett
Cited by Michael Wysession
Geophysical Research Letters

Michael Scott Chaffin
Cited by William Peterson
Geophysical Research Letters

Eric Christian
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Housen Chu
Cited by Ankur Desai
JGR: Biogeosciences

Ingrid Cnossen
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Mihail V. Codrescu
Cited by Phil Wilkinson
Radio Science

Laura E. Condon
Cited by Noah Diffenbaugh
Geophysical Research Letters

Tim M. Conway
Cited by Mary-Elena Carr
Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Vernon Cormier
Cited by Michael Wysession
Geophysical Research Letters

Ingrid J. Daubar
Cited by David Baratoux
JGR: Planets

Eric Debayle
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Emily Riley Dellaripa
Cited by Chidong Zhang
JGR: Atmospheres

Blaize A. Denfeld
Cited by Miguel Goni
JGR: Biogeosciences

Sebastian Dötterl
Cited by Susan Trumbore
Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Samuel Doyle
Cited by Wendy S. Gordon
Eos

Douglas Edmonds
Cited by M. Bayani Cardenas
Geophysical Research Letters

Katherine Ellins
Cited by Carol A. Stein
Eos

Jerry P. Fairley
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Xueshang Feng
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Ken Ferrier
Cited by JGR: Earth Surface Editors
JGR: Earth Surface

Baylor Fox-Kemper
Cited by Lisa Beal
Geophysical Research Letters

Ryoichi Fujii
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Jason Furtado
Cited by Kim Cobb
Geophysical Research Letters

Dennis L. Gallagher
Cited by William Peterson
Geophysical Research Letters

Nicholas R. Golledge
Cited by Julienne Stroeve
Geophysical Research Letters

Salvatore Grimaldi
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Jasper Halekas
Cited by Andrew J. Dombard
Geophysical Research Letters

Roberta C. Hamme
Cited by Sara Mikaloff Fletcher and Mary-Elena Carr
Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Jeanne L. Hardebeck
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Ciaran Harman
Cited by M. Bayani Cardenas
Geophysical Research Letters

Judith Haschenburger
Cited by JGR: Earth Surface Editors
JGR: Earth Surface

Judith Hauck
Cited by Tatiana Ilyina
Geophysical Research Letters

Katharine R. Hendry
Cited by Ellen Thomas and Heiko Paelike
Paleoceanography

Stephanie Henson
Cited by Tatiana Ilyina
Geophysical Research Letters

Tessa Hill
Cited by Kim Cobb
Geophysical Research Letters

Ann Holbourn
Cited by Ellen Thomas and Heiko Paelike
Paleoceanography

Mashor Housh
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Martin Hurst
Cited by Michael Ellis
Earth’s Future

Jennifer Hutchings
Cited by Andrey Proshutinsky
JGR: Oceans

Yoshihiro Ito
Cited by Andrew Newman
Geophysical Research Letters

Jennifer Jackson
Cited by Andrey Proshutinsky
JGR: Oceans

Bijaya B. Karki
Cited by Michael Wysession
Geophysical Research Letters

Ryuho Kataoka
Cited by Benoit Lavraud
Geophysical Research Letters

Richard Katz
Cited by Thorsten Becker
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Gemma Kelly
Cited by Michael Hapgood
Space Weather

Sonia Kreidenweis
Cited by Lynn Russell
JGR: Atmospheres

Jian Lan
Cited by Leo Oey
JGR: Oceans

Michelle L’Heureux
Cited by Paul D. Williams
Geophysical Research Letters

Manuel López Puertas
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Nicole Suzanne Lovenduski
Cited by Tatiana Ilyina
Geophysical Research Letters

Paul Lundgren
Cited by Andrew Newman
Geophysical Research Letters

John MacLennan
Cited by Thorsten Becker
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Andrew R. Mahoney
Cited by Andrey Proshutinsky
JGR: Oceans

Ward Manchester
Cited by Delores Knipp
Space Weather

Gerhard Masselink
Cited by JGR: Earth Surface Editors
JGR: Earth Surface

Thorsten Mauritsen
Cited by Jonathan Jiang
Earth and Space Science

Matthew R. Mazloff
Cited by Don Chambers
JGR: Oceans

Brendan T. McCormick
Cited by James Crawford
JGR: Atmospheres

Leo F. McNamara
Cited by Phil Wilkinson
Radio Science

Nadine McQuarrie
Cited by John Geissman
Tectonics

Brian Medeiros
Cited by Robert Pincus
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES)

Mark A. Merrifield
Cited by Leo Oey
JGR: Oceans

Gretchen R. Miller
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Kevan Moffett
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Annalisa Molini
Cited by Paul D. Williams
Geophysical Research Letters

Stephen Montzka
Cited by Joel Thornton
Geophysical Research Letters

Julia Moriarty
Cited by Robert Hetland
JGR: Oceans

Tsugunobu Nagai
Cited by William Peterson
Geophysical Research Letters

Heidi M. Nepf
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Roseanna Neupauer
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Insa Neuweiler
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Andre Niemeijer
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Steve Norton
Cited by Miguel Goni
JGR: Biogeosciences

Wolfgang Nowak
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

T. Paul O’Brien
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Eitarou Oka
Cited by Meghan Cronin
Geophysical Research Letters

Friederike Otto
Cited by Noah Diffenbaugh
Geophysical Research Letters

Minna Palmroth
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Mark P. Panning
Cited by Thorsten Becker
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Athanasios Paschalis
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Paola Passalacqua
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Daniele Pedretti
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Anne Pluymakers
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Michael P. Poland
Cited by Andrew Newman
Geophysical Research Letters

Sally L. Potter-McIntyre
Cited by Steven Hauck
JGR: Planets

Yun Qian
Cited by Zhanqing Li
JGR: Atmospheres

Vladimir Rakov
Cited by Steven Ghan
JGR: Atmospheres

T. S. Ramakrishnan
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Alan Robock
Cited by José D. Fuentes
Eos

Michael Roderick
Cited by Ruby Leung
JGR: Atmospheres

Barbara A. Romanowicz
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Daniel Rosenfeld
Cited by Zhanqing Li
JGR: Atmospheres

Charles Rougé
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

John F. Rudge
Cited by Thorsten Becker
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Audrey Sawyer
Cited by Noah Diffenbaugh
Geophysical Research Letters

Jacob Scheff
Cited by Steven Ghan
JGR: Atmospheres

Erik E. Scherer
Cited by Thorsten Becker
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Brandon Schmandt
Cited by Michael Wysession
Geophysical Research Letters

Christopher H. Scholz
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Russell L. Scott
Cited by Ankur Desai
JGR: Biogeosciences

Victor A. Sergeev
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

David R. Shelly
Cited by Michael Wysession
Geophysical Research Letters

Steven Sherwood
Cited by Noah Diffenbaugh
Geophysical Research Letters

Martin Singh
Cited by Paul D. Williams
Geophysical Research Letters

Miriam Sinnhuber
Cited by Ulrike Langematz
JGR: Atmospheres

Giorgio Spada
Cited by Fabio Florindo
Reviews of Geophysics

Hui Su
Cited by Jonathan Jiang
Earth and Space Science

Zhenpeng Su
Cited by Benoit Lavraud
Geophysical Research Letters

Ryan Sullivan
Cited by Joel Thornton
Geophysical Research Letters

Jason D. Surratt
Cited by Lynn Russell
JGR: Atmospheres

Kazue Takahashi
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Yukari N. Takayabu
Cited by Paul D. Williams
Geophysical Research Letters

Toshiro Tanimoto
Cited by Uri ten Brink
JGR: Solid Earth

Mary-Louise Timmermans
Cited by Andrey Proshutinsky
JGR: Oceans

Victor Tsai
Cited by Michael Wysession
Geophysical Research Letters

Bruce T. Tsurutani
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Geert Jan van Oldenborgh
Cited by Chidong Zhang
JGR: Atmospheres

Angelos Vourlidas
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Yoshihide Wada
Cited by Paul Dirmeyer
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES)

Thomas Wahl
Cited by Don Chambers
JGR: Oceans

Aihui Wang
Cited by Ruby Leung
JGR: Atmospheres

Sam Wilson
Cited by Tatiana Ilyina
Geophysical Research Letters

Paul Withers
Cited by Andrew J. Dombard
Geophysical Research Letters

Brian Yanites
Cited by Nathan Niemi
Tectonics

Chidong Zhang
Cited by Eelco Rohling
Reviews of Geophysics

2015 Cited Referees Not Pictured

Stephen Monismith
Cited by Lisa Beal
Geophysical Research Letters

Richard Penney
Cited by Phil Wilkinson
Radio Science

Natalia P. Perevalova
Cited by JGR: Space Physics Editors
JGR: Space Physics

Frank Ryan
Cited by Phil Wilkinson
Radio Science

Francesco Serinaldi
Cited by Alberto Montanari
Water Resources Research

Kevin Speer
Cited by Lisa Beal
Geophysical Research Letters

Citation:

Hanson, B.,van der Hilst, R. (2016), Recognizing 2015 reviewers for the American Geophysical Union, Eos, 97, https://doi.org/10.1029/2016EO050325. Published on 26 May 2016.

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