Article Processing Fee

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

If an author of the accepted article is a full-time member of a WestJEM department subscription, there is no fee for an accepted article. This link allows authors with accepted WestJEM manuscripts to submit the article processing fee of $400. This fee is only required for accepted manuscripts to WestJEM.

There is no fee for editorials, invited manuscripts, no fee to submit an article, and the fee is waived for active duty military upon request (email should be send from .mil address). WestJEM will waive the article processing fee after the article has been accepted for authors who come from 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 fee for WestJEM acceptances for all faculty members on the department subscriber list. Reduced article processing fee (15%) for CPC EM acceptances for all faculty members on the department subscriber list.
  • All members of sponsoring departments receive up to 4 print compilation issues by mail and six electronic full text issues by email.
  • Departments can post advertisements for open Continued Medical Education (CME) conferences always on and as space allows in the print issues free of charge.
  • Departments can advertise for open faculty and fellowship positions on free of charge.
  • Departments will be acknowledged for open access support in the print issue and online at

If you would like to become a department subscriber click here. If you have any questions, please contact Emily DeVillers at or call 1-800-884-2236.

Please click here for the article processing fee payment portal.

Updated April 14, 2016

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

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.