Submit a Manuscript

As of September 2016, submission categories of “Case Reports”, “Case Series”, 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, 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.


Last updated September 05, 2019




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.