Articles accepted for publication will be asked to pay an APC to cover the publication costs. This can normally be sourced from your funder or institution. This fee covers all publication costs (editorial processes; web hosting; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc) and ensures that all of the content is fully open access. This approach maximises the potential readership of publications and allows the journal to be run in a sustainable way.
Many institutions have funds available to support open access publications by their staff, therefore we ask that you contact the relevant body to cover the APC. For articles that have NIH funding, the details on how to get them included in PubMed can be found here.
If you do not know about your institution’s policy on open access funding, please contact your departmental/faculty administrators and institution library, as funds may be available to you.
If you do not have funds available to pay the APC (eg because your institution/funder will not cover the fee) then we may be able to offer a discount or full waiver. Please ensure that you contact the editor as early as possible should you need to discuss waiver options or the APC in general. Editorial decisions are made independently without considering the ability/inability to pay the APC.
Article Processing Charge (APC) refund policy
EJMCM will refund an article processing charge (APC) if an error on our part has resulted in a failure to publish an article under the open access model. This may include the failure to make an article openly available on the journal platform, or publication of an article under a different Creative Commons licence from that selected by the author(s). A refund will only be offered if these errors have not been corrected within 15 days of publication.
If you become aware of an error in the open access status or licensing of your article, please contact the editorial team immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org).
APCs will not be refunded when articles are retracted as a result of author personal interests or author error or misconduct.