Free format submission

Formatting your manuscript can be frustrating and time-consuming. We aspire to simplify and streamline submission, beginning with reducing the time researchers spend formatting and re-formatting their manuscripts.


With free format submission, you don’t need to worry about following formatting requirements for your chosen journal until the revision stage. You have the flexibility of submitting manuscripts to multiple journals, if needed, without reformatting each time. We know your time is valuable and should be spent on your research, not re-typing reference lists.


Which Wiley journals accept free format?

146 Wiley journals offer free format submission. Select a journal from the drop-down below to visit their journal page to learn more.





How do I submit free format to a Wiley journal?

Follow these steps when submitting your manuscript with free format submission.


  • Go to your chosen journal's submission site.

  • Upload your manuscript as a single file including text, figures, and tables.

  • Confirm all required sections are included in your manuscript.
    • (i.e. Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Artwork/Tables with captions). You should also include conflict of interest disclosures and other ethics statements.

  • Your references may be submitted in any style or format. Please confirm formatting is consistent throughout.
    • (Author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, article title (where required), year of publication, volume & issue /book chapter, and the pagination. Including the DOI is highly encouraged.)

  • If you are asked to revise your manuscript after editorial or peer review, the journal will request the revised manuscript to be formatted according to guidelines at that time.