Member Record

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Membership Category
Scholar Publisher
Website and
Open-access journal supported by department and society subscriptions. WestJEM has no corporate structure and is not owned by a publishing company. No professionals associated with the journal at any level are compensated monetarily for their work.
Main Address
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 333 The City Boulevard West Suite 640, Orange CA 92868
Other Office Locations
Copyright and Licensing Link
Copyright and Licensing Policy
Authors retain copyright of their work in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Anything published in WestJEM may be shared across any medium and adapted as long as attribution is given to the authors and journal as the source of the material.
Complaint Contact Link
Complaint Policy
There is no specific policy on complaints. Any inquiry sent to is responded to within 1 business day with a Senior Editor response varying on a case-by-case basis.
Publication Charge Link
Publication Charge Policy
There is a fee of $300 for all accepted manuscripts. This fee is waived if one author on a paper is from an academic department with a WestJEM subscription. There is never a fee to submit. WestJEM is willing to waive the article processing fee for authors who come from low income or lower middle income countries on a case by case basis.
OASPA Compliant OA Journals
OA Articles (approx. number in 12 months)
175 articles per year (excluding abstracts)
OASPA Compliant OA Books
Peer Review Process Link (accessed from;view=WestJEM_Reviewer)
Peer Review Policy
WestJEM and CPC-EM adhere to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publications. All manuscripts submitted to the WestJEM and CPC-EM undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process, whereas the authors and reviewers are blinded from each other’s names or affiliations. Editors are not to disclose the confidentiality of reviewers or authors. Details of the review are not revealed to the authors until review is complete and an official decision on the manuscript is made. Editors, editorial staff and reviewers are not to discuss publicly any authors’ works until publication. Manuscripts sent for review are privileged information and are the sole property of the authors’ until publication, at which time the manuscript is under the creative common license. For more information, click here.All section editors assign at least 3-5 reviewers to whom the identities of the authors remain anonymous. Reviewers provide thorough feedback on the assigned article and make recommendations to the editors regarding the following: – Critique of the methodology – The impact and strength of the article – Significant limitations that need to be addressed – Are tables and figures relevant and suitable to the manuscript – Comments on the clarify, brevity and grammar The Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors will register the final decision. The reviewer’s identity will remain confidential throughout the peer review process.

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