Submit a Manuscript

As of September 2016, submission categories of “Case Reports” and “Images”, if accepted, will be published in a related but separate journal, “Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine (CPC-EM).”  This case report journal will be on-line only (no print), and will be included in PubMed and PubMed Central indices with PubMed ID number in short order.


Original research papers, reviews, case series, editorials and commentaries will continue to be published, if accepted, in Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (WestJEM), the premier open-access journal in emergency medicine.


Submission Guideline Author Checklist:

  • Blinded for review
  • Submitted in a Microsoft Word document
  • Double Spaced (except references)
  • Structures abstract
  • Images and figures also uploaded in an image document (jpeg, tiff etc.) under supplemental files
  • Images have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (DPI) and line art figures have a minimum resolution of 600 DPI
  • Figures and images have white or black arrow(s) identifying important findings in addition to figure legends
  • Case reports and Images of Ultrasound must have an accompanying video with proper labels/narration
  • All supplemental materials are de-identified
  • Figures and tables are mentioned within the text of the article
  • References should follow the American Medical Association Citation Style Guide, available at

For full submission guidelines, please check under the “For Authors” tab on our homepage.



Last updated December 8, 2014




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.