Initial Submission Requirements

Author Requirements

  1. Adhere to all specified manuscript guidelines. LaTeX authors should read Submission Information for LaTeX Authors and use the Journals LaTeX Manuscript Template.
  2. When a submission is created, confirm that the manuscript is not currently submitted elsewhere and has not been published previously. Promptly inform the Chief Editor if it is submitted elsewhere before its disposition by the journal.
  3. Upload and designate all files with correct item types using the publication’s Editorial Manager website. After you complete all required fields and correctly upload all files, a PDF file will be generated. Carefully review this PDF before approving it for peer review.
  4. Calculate an estimation of charges using the journals or BAMS form. You must either commit to paying the estimated page charges or apply for a page charge waiver. Comments/replies and submissions to Earth Interactions and Weather, Climate, and Society do NOT require this form.
  5. When you approve the submission,* an e-mail is automatically sent to each coauthor; all must verify coauthorship via the link received in that e-mail. All e-mail addresses must be current and correct. The list of coauthors entered in Editorial Manager must match the list of coauthors on the manuscript title page.

After meeting the AMS submission and formatting requirements, manuscripts are sent to the Chief Editor’s office to begin the peer review process.

* The official date of submission is the date that the author approves the submission (in an acceptable format) and adheres to all applicable waiver agreement requirements. If an author-approved submission is returned for modifications, the author must reapprove the submission. This later approval date will be the official date of submission. Editorial Manager records dates using the Eastern (U.S.) time zone, not the date of the author’s time zone.