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Editorial Policies

Open Data Policy

Data availability and data sharing requirements

Preprint Policy

ASM preprint policy and process for direct submission

Scooping Policy

We protect your research from being scooped if similar findings are published


Authorship Criteria and Author Contributions

Data Citation

How to cite datasets and code

Author Name Change After Publication

Updating past ASM papers to reflect an author name change

Dual Use Research

ASM Policy on Publishing Dual Use Research

Duplicate Publication

Learn what constitutes prior publication


ASM Policy on plagiarism and how we screen submitted papers

Conflict of Interest

How to disclose your conflicts of interest

Image Manipulation

Acceptable and unacceptable adjustments to digital images

Availability of Materials/Data

Recommended repositories by material and data type

Clinical Trials

Requirements for clinical trial registration