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We encourage uploading a single PDF that incorporates the full text, tables, and figures.
We are format-neutral at initial submission. At this stage, you may already have formatted your paper, so you don’t have to change your manuscript to follow our guidelines for word counts, reference style, figure placement, sections, etc.
Visit the AEM submission system to upload your manuscript and cover letter and fill out a form that includes:
At initial submission, each figure file can be no more than 15MB.
ASM doesn’t charge authors a fee to submit their manuscript for review.
All authors get notified by email when a manuscript is submitted by the corresponding author.
Find out more about the Peer Review Process.
Authors sometimes need to withdraw a submission after using our submission system or during the peer review process. Common reasons include errors and additions.
You may have begun a submission that you decide not to complete. The corresponding author can log into their author account and click the link to the manuscript they would like to withdraw. Scroll down to the bottom of the page under "More Manuscript Info and Tools" and click "Delete Halted Submission."
If you have submitted your paper and decide not to continue with the review process before receiving a decision, please contact us to withdraw it.
Please contact us and then follow the steps below.
The corresponding author can log into their author account and click the link to the manuscript they would like to withdraw. Scroll down to the bottom of the page under "More Manuscript Info and Tools" and click "Delete Halted Submission."
Note that we are piloting a simplified submission process for some journals. If your manuscript is transferred, you will be asked to provide more information.
If your manuscript was rejected with the option to resubmit, you can resubmit if the major criticisms have been addressed. Please contact us if you have any questions before or during this process.
The corresponding author will receive a link to the AEM submission system to resubmit that will be active for 180 days. Once you click that link, you will have 30 days to complete your resubmission.
Before you click the resubmission link, be ready to include all of the following:
Other Things to Know About Resubmissions:
The chart on the publication fees page breaks it down. There is also a list on that page of article types that do not have a fee.
Review AEM Formatting Information.
The corresponding author will get a link to the AEM submission system to submit the revision. They will have two months to do so or choose to withdraw the manuscript. Please contact us if you need an extension.
To complete the submission, the corresponding author will need to do the following:
Contact us with any questions and see the tips below for FAQs.
If you are having trouble navigating the submission form, try scrolling down and looking for the “Next” button, or using the menu on the right side of the page to skip to the right section.