Authors interested in having their article featured on the BAMS cover should note that cover decisions are made by the Editor in Chief and graphics staff after a manuscript is accepted. Do not include a cover illustration during Peer Review.
Please note these general guidelines:
Images that appear on the cover of BAMS should engage and extend the Society and the community. BAMS prefers images that are unique, creative, and compelling to a general audience, yet also have a scientific base that encourages the educated science reader to read the article. The image should communicate a visual message at a glance. Thus, it is best if the proposed graphic is a single image, not a collage or technical figure that one would normally find within an article. Cover images cannot duplicate figures within the manuscript and cannot be cited in the text.
Also note that the cost for the BAMS cover is $2,150.00. This cost cannot be waived.
After your manuscript is accepted, please contact BAMS Managing Editor Bryan Hanssen if you are interested in suggesting a possible image for the BAMS cover.