Revisions resubmission checklist


Submitting a revised manuscript: The process

The process for submitting a revised manuscript or resubmission should follow all guidelines for submitting a new manuscript except as noted below.

For revisions and resubmissions, please upload final files of: 1) your manuscript text in Word or LaTeX format; 2) each complete figure; and 3) supporting information. The files should meet these requirements to facilitate publication upon acceptance

Submitting a revised manuscript

Checklist for revised or resubmitted manuscripts

The manuscript should be an unmarked, final file in Word or LaTeX, with all changes accepted, not a PDF. If individual figure files are not provided, they have figure captions in them, or they are not combined, your submission will be returned to you. Your manuscript should contain the elements listed below and be checked for length.
  • 1

    Individual figure files, with subfigures (a, b, c, etc.) combined, saved in one of these formats: eps, pdf, jpg, or tif. Do not add labels (e.g., Figure 1) or captions within the image. Figures should have a resolution of at least 300dpi.

  • 2

    A Word or PDF file showing tracked changes from the previous version. Please convert Latex files with tracked changes into PDFs. Select “Article Tracked Changes” as the file type during submission. 

  • 3

    A Word or PDF file giving a point-by-point response to the reviews, including the exact text of the reviewers’ comments. Select “Response to Reviewer” as the file type during submission.

  • 4

    A FAIR-compliant data availability statement in your Open Research section that states where readers can access the data that supports the manuscript's analysis and conclusions. For further guidance and examples, please see AGU’s Data Guidelines. Samples should be identified with IGSN’s.

  • 5

    If your manuscript is written in LaTeX, upload your bibtex BIB file as a “Latex Bib File” type or incorporate the bibliography into your document with the instructions under "Troubleshooting” in our Latex Submission Guidelines.

  • 6

    Copies of articles cited as unpublished and an explanation in your cover letter. This includes companion and special collection manuscripts submitted to this or other journals.

  • 7

    Supporting information files, large data sets and software must meet our guidelines for supporting information.

Revised manuscripts

Additional requirements

A cover letter explaining your revision to the editor is optional. The cover letter should be entered into the online submission form, not uploaded as a separate file.

If there is any change in authorship, including author order, this must be explained in the cover letter.  All co-authors will receive a confirmation of the new submission.


If there are cited unpublished references, provide an explanation and their status in your cover letter. 


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