Department Subscription

WestJEM and CPC-EM offer the following option to significantly reduce the article processing fees. We encourage all academic departments with research or a residency program to become a supporter with a department subscription:

  • Waived WestJEM article processing fees (APF) for up to 2 accepted research manuscripts with first or last authors that are faculty or resident members from a subscribing department (saving up to $2000 in WestJEM APF per subscription year). APF for additional accepted WestJEM manuscripts will be discounted by 20%. There is never a fee to submit a manuscript to WestJEM or CPC-EM
  • Included 6 electronic full-text issues of WestJEM, 4 electronic full-text issues of CPC-EM, and access to special issues throughout the year.

Additional benefits of a $900 faculty department subscription include:

  • Discount of 20% on APFs of an accepted manuscript in the Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine ( when the first or last author is a faculty or resident member from a subscribing department. This discount is applied to the full price of each article type:
    • CPC-EM Image – Discounted price $400 (rather than $500)
    • CPC-EM Case Report – Discounted price $600 (rather than $750)
    • CPC-EM Case Series (3 or more cases) – Discounted price $800 (rather than $1,000)
  • Free postings of your department’s CME advertisements that are consistent with the ethical policies of our journal sponsors and align with AAEM’s mission. This can substantially save on the cost of advertising.
  • Free online advertising of your department’s job postings on our Academic Job Board that are consistent with the ethical policies of our journal sponsors. This can save further on required job postings.
  • Early-bird announcements of open reviewer and section editor positions

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

**WestJEM retains the right to change the department subscription guidelines and benefits for financial or other reasons.

Last updated February 2023

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.