An electronic submission
refers to a manuscript
submitted by electronic means: that is, via e-mail
or a web form
on the Internet
, or on an electronic medium such as a compact disc
, a hard disk
or a USB flash drive
Traditionally, a manuscript referred to anything that was explicitly "written by hand". However, in popular usage and especially in the context of computers and the Internet, the term "manuscript" may even refer to documents (text or otherwise) typed out or prepared on typewriters
and computers and can be extended to digital photographs and videos, and online surveys too.
In other words, any manuscript prepared and submitted online can be considered to be an electronic submission.