Submitting a Manuscript in Editorial Manager

Please be sure to include all template and source files when uploading your files to the EM system, including ametsoc.cls, ametsoc2014.bst, and all figure files.

If you upload your LaTeX source files, do not upload a PDF of your LaTeX paper. This may prevent the EM system from building a proper PDF from your uploaded files. Though you will be required to submit source files at the revision stage, you may choose to upload your manuscript as a PDF at new submission.

Do not upload a .bbl file. Your references should either be uploaded as a .bib file or the contents of the .bbl file should be pasted into your .tex file.

All figure files should be designated with EM’s “Rendered Figure” Item type.

Authors are required to enter a unique figure number for each figure in EM’s Description field on the Attach Files page (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.).

All LaTeX files must have the Item type “LaTeX File (.tex, .sty, .cls, .bst, .bib).”

Authors can upload a .zip or .tar.gz package of all their files for their LaTeX submission. The EM system will automatically unpack the files. Authors will then need to set the Item type and other file information. Follow the steps below to do this.

Upload your .zip or .tar.gz file 

Editorial Manager screenshot of the Attach Files page with a .zip LaTeX file chosen.

Select the “Choose File” button to browse your local system for the appropriate file. Then select “Attach This File.” The file will be uploaded and unpacked, and the list of files will be displayed.

Set the File Item Type

The Item type can be set for batches of files or for each file individually.

Editorial Manager screenshot of the Attach Files page showing the drop-down menus for changing the item type of batches of uploaded files.


The Item type must be set for each of the files that was unpacked. Follow the three steps in the image above to set the Item type for batches of files. Please note:

  • Set all your LaTeX files (NOT including figures) to an Item type of “LaTeX File (.tex, .sty, .cls, .bst, .bib).”
  • Figure files for LaTeX submissions must always be set to an Item type of “Rendered Figure.”

You may also set the Item type for each file individually by using the “Choose” dropdown menu for each file.

Entering Figure Information

If you upload your figures as part of a .zip or .tar.gz package, you will need to either reload the Attach Files page or step forward and then step back to the Attach Files page after setting the Item type to “Rendered Figure.” This will result in each of the figure files in the file list displaying an “Edit Data” link.

Editorial Manager screenshot of the Attach Files page showing the Edit Data option for rendered figures.

Select this link for each figure file. An “Edit Item Metadata Values” window will appear.

Editorial Manager screenshot of the Edit Item Metadata Values window with options for the description and figure type of a rendered figure.

Enter the figure number in the “Description” text box. For example, if the file is to be used as Figure 7 in your manuscript, enter “Figure 7,” “Fig. 7,” “7,” or any alternative that clearly identifies the figure number of the file. Select the “Figure Type” from the dropdown menu. This selection indicates how the figure should be processed once the manuscript is accepted and how it will appear when published (Color or Black & White). Click the Save Changes button when complete. Repeat for each of your figures.

Uploading Figures (and Other Files) Individually

You may also choose to upload files individually. In particular, uploading figures individually might be easier because data about the figure can be added at the time each figure is uploaded.

Editorial Manager screenshot of the Attach Files page with a rendered figure chosen.

Follow the steps in the image above to upload files individually. After selecting the “Attach This File” button, the file will be added to the file list.

Editorial Manager screenshot of the Attach Files page showing a list of individually uploaded files.

Figure data was added at the point the figure was uploaded, so you only need to access the “Edit Data” link if you need to modify the information you entered.