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APS Image Submission Form

To submit an individual image, complete the form below. Be sure to fill in all the bolded and starred items.


To be considered for inclusion in the database, both the image and accompanying text must be original and not published elsewhere.

In indicating how the pathogen was identified, selecting “Symptoms” alone is not acceptable. One or more additional methods (such as PCR, serology, and microscopic examination) must be used to obtain a definite diagnosis.

A. Contributor

(bolded and starred items* are required)
Contributor's name*   
Contributor's affiliation*   
Contributor's City, Region, Country*:   
Contributor's e-mail*   
Photographer's name*
 (if other than Contributor):

B. Information about the Image

Host (Latin name)*:   
Host (Common name)*:   
Disease common name*
(APS approved name when available):
Pathogen name*:   
How was the pathogen identified? (Please check all that apply)

Short caption*:  
Additional text:
(Highly encouraged, but optional. A sentence or two of additional information about the image to add interest for both pathologists and nonpathologists. Suggested information may include economic, biological and/or historical/social significance, recent outbreaks, geographical and/or host range, management strategies and/or limitations)

C. Upload the Image

Digital images should be high resolution .jpg or .tif files (preferably at least 300 dpi at a size of 3 × 4 in.).


D. Copyright Release

Submitting an image to APS PRESS requires that you provide either a copyright transfer or a statement of public domain. Please select one of these options below.

The image you are submitting is intended for use by the plant pathology community through accessing the APS Image Database. APS will discourage any distribution and use other than provided by the Terms of Use of the APS Image Database. These terms of use are subject to change based on APS policy.

Copyright Transfer
I confirm that I am the current copyright owner of the image described above and hereby transfer and assign to The American Phytopathological Society (APS) all copyrights in and to the image in all forms and media. Such transfer gives APS sole authority to grant rights for the image's use by others. I understand that, as the image's contributor/photographer and original copyright owner, I remain free to use the image in connection with my own publications or work without obtaining written permission from APS. I also confirm that publication of the image by APS will in no way violate any copyright or other personal or proprietary right of any person or entity. I acknowledge that APS is relying on the statement above in claiming copyright to the work.

Public Domain Notice
I hereby confirm that the image described above, having been created by an employee or agency of the U.S. government or for some other reason not being eligible for copyright, is in the "public domain" and, as such, may be reproduced freely. I acknowledge that The American Phytopathological Society is relying on the statement above in determining that the work is copyright-free.