AMS Journals and BAMS Billing and Payments: Frequently Asked Questions

Payment Methods

Author publication charges can be paid by credit card, check, or wire transfer. Use of the PayFabric secure online payment platform is preferred. PayFabric allows a manuscript’s assigned billing contact to log in securely and pay via credit card online. The billing contact may also access their payment history and view other open invoices.

Invoices issued BEFORE 5/4/22 (invoice numbers beginning in PC) will NOT be available on the portal. These will continue to be paid per the payment instructions on each invoice.

Credit Card

Can I use a credit card to pay publication charges?

Yes. Credit card payments can now be made using the PayFabric secure online payment platform using the link included in your invoice email, or by logging into your account at

Please note that we cannot accept credit card information via email.


If payment by credit card is not possible you may send a check made payable to American Meteorological Society to American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-3693.

Wire Transfer

For questions about wire transfers please contact [email protected].


Is the Charge Commitment Form an invoice?

The Charge Commitment Form for Accepted Papers is not an invoice; it is a confirmation that you understand the journal’s charge structure as well as the estimated publication charges for your article at the time of acceptance and confirm your agreement to pay them. The invoice will be sent to the billing contact you have specified after the manuscript is typeset and the proof is generated.

How will my invoice be sent?

The PayFabric payment portal will be used to generate your invoice (for all invoices after May 4, 2022). The invoice will automatically be emailed to the billing contact you provide on your charge commitment form. Please make sure you include the correct billing contact information on your form.

Am I able to be billed early?

We do offer early billing of the estimated charges upon request if your funding is scheduled to expire prior to availability of the final proof. Please contact [email protected] with any early billing questions.

Is it possible to split payment from multiple payers?

Authors wishing to split payment should each submit a separate charge form, each indicating the details of how payment will be split in the “Additional payment details” section of the form.


Am I required to create an account in order to pay an invoice?

Your invoice email includes a link to "Pay Now", which allows a payment to be made without creating an account. This is helpful in the event of someone else paying an invoice, outside of the email recipient. It does not require you to log in.

How do I log in to the PayFabric payment portal?

If you know your username and password you can access the AMS PayFabric customer portal by filling out the fields and clicking the Login button.

If an invoice has been emailed to you directly you can create your account by clicking the Create an Account button.

You will be prompted to provide your Customer ID (included on your invoice) to begin the registration process. After providing your customer ID, the User Registration email will be sent to the email address associated with the customer record. From the email, you will be able to click a link that directs you to a page to create your username and password.

What should I do if I have forgotten my PayFabric username or password?

If you have an account in the portal but have forgotten your username you can click the "Forgot your username?" link on the AMS PayFabric customer portal to be taken to a page to request your username be sent to you.

After you click the link, you will be taken to a page to provide your Customer ID and email address. If the information is correct, the Username Request email will be sent to provide your username.

If you have forgotten your password you can click the "Forgot your password?" link on the login page to be taken to a page to request to reset your password.

After you provide your user name and click the Submit button, the Reset Password Request email will be sent to the email associated with your account. You will be able to click a link in the email to be taken to a page where you can reset your password.

Who should I contact if I have a query about PayFabric or paying my invoice?

Questions regarding PayFabric or how to pay your invoice via the portal can be sent to [email protected].

Payment Status

Who should I contact if I need a payment receipt or want to check if my payment has been received for my author publication charges?

Customers using the PayFabric payment portal to pay by credit card will automatically receive a payment receipt via email. If you create an account in PayFabric, you can access your payment history at any time within the portal.

Requests for receipts or payment status should be emailed to [email protected]. Please be sure to include your invoice number and your manuscript number in your email query.