Before you begin writing your article for BAMS, you must upload an "Author Proposal" to the BAMS Editorial Manager web site.
Articles (including Inbox, Nowcast, and Maproom) submitted without a prior proposal will be returned. No proposal is required for submission of Meeting Summaries, Comments, or Letters to the Editor.
A proposal consists of a single abstract of 250 words or less, written in language appropriate for an informed layperson, plus a cover letter of 250 words or less explaining
the intended purpose of the article
the factors making the article timely, important, or interesting for a general BAMS readership,
the expected length of the article,
the type and approximate number of illustrations to be included, and if they require unusual production considerations,
scientific context: an article for BAMS should include a thorough description of the pressing science questions that motivated the work described.
the anticipated use of electronic supplements in the BAMS online archive.