Article Processing Fee

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

If the first author of the accepted article is a full-time member of a WestJEM department subscription, the article processing fee for up to three manuscripts per academic year is waived for an accepted article. This link allows authors with accepted WestJEM manuscripts to submit the article processing fee of $500 ($750 after July 1, 2020). This fee is only required for accepted manuscripts.

WestJEM will waive the article processing fee after the article has been accepted for articles in which the first author comes from a low income or lower middle income countries. Please contact if you meet one of these categories for waiver of the fee.

Additional benefits of a $800 faculty department subscription include:

  • Waived article processing fees (APF) for up to 3 manuscripts with first authors that are faculty members from a subscribing department (up to $1500 waiver in APF).
  • Included 6 WestJEM full-text electronic issues, 4 CPC-EM full-text electronic issues and up to 2
  • WestJEM print compilation issues per year for faculty members.
  • Free electronic full text issues to all residents of department sponsors.
  • Free postings of your department’s CME advertisements that are consistent with our journal sponsors.
  • Free online advertising of your department’s job postings on our Academic Job Board that are consistent with our journal sponsors.
  • Up-to-date reports on WestJEM news and author press releases through emailed eNewsletters.
  • Early-bird announcements of open reviewer and section editor positions (Reviewers will receive CME credit).
  • 15% discount on CPC-EM article processing fees with first authors that are faculty members from a subscribing department. (20% discount after July 1, 2020)
  • If you would like to become a department subscriber click here. If you have any questions, please contact Alissa Fiorentino at or call 1-800-884-2236.

Please click here for the article processing fee payment portal.

Updated February 24, 2020

Contact Information

WestJEM/ Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health

333 The City Blvd. West, Rt 128-01
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.