The International Society of Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET) conducted a survey of the preferred terms used by researchers in the field of microbial electrochemistry and electromicrobiology. The survey considered terminology in four areas that included The Field, The Process, The Technology, and The Microorganisms. The survey was distributed to over 300 researchers that are actively involved in ISMET and receive the ISMET newsletter, are ISMET members, or have been to an ISMET meeting in the last year. 231 responses were recorded for each question, demonstrating a >75% response rate for the survey. A summary of the results were presented at the ISMET7 meeting in Okinawa and are now available here!