For initial submissions to ASM’s primary research journals, authors do not have to reformat their papers to meet ASM style requirements. The reference style, the arrangement of sections of the paper, and other formatting issues are at your discretion at initial submission.
(*This does not apply to the review journals [Clinical Microbiology Reviews and Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews] or our data journal, Microbiology Resource Announcements.)
About ASM Journals
ASM journals are the most prominent publications in the field, delivering up-to-date and authoritative coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology.
With over 90 years of experience, ASM journals continue to be an authoritative source for the latest in microbiology research.