Fees, Memberships, and Partnerships

Membership Benefits

A JMIR Publications membership provides significant discounts on article processing fees and removes the burden of processing payments on a per-article basis for researchers, faculty, students, or staff.

Sign up now for a membership to receive the following benefits for your upcoming submission (original research, viewpoint, research letter, or review article) to any JMIR Publications journal:

  • Significant cost savings compared to paying individual article processing fees
  • Faster time to publication, with no delays for invoice processing
  • Continued publishing even after current grant or funding ends
  • Protection from inflationary article processing fee (APF) price increases over entire membership term
  • Options for submissions by individuals, departments, or organizations
  • Institutional members can share the benefits among their faculty, students, and staff

See if your institution is already a member


Membership Types

All prices are in USD.

Types of memberships
Description 3 years 5 years
Individual Membership with APF waivers [i-Silver]
$6,750.00
Select
$11,250.00
Select
Institutional Membership A [Silver]
$6,750.00
Select
$11,250.00
Select
Institutional Membership B [Gold]
$13,500.00
Select
$22,500.00
Select

How to Become a Member:

Individual Membership: Select your best-fit membership level to receive steep discounts on waivers for either 3 APFs usable anytime over 3 years, or 5 APFs usable over 5 years. (Users will be asked to login to, or create, a JMIR user account before selecting a membership.) Individual members can elect to have their APF waiver benefit applied to any accepted manuscript on which they are listed as an author.

Institutional Membership: Our popular membership type for departments, labs, and libraries! Institutional membership levels can be selected for 3 APF waivers usable anytime over 3 years, up to 10 APF waivers usable over 5 years, to fit the needs of most small to large organizations. (Institutional primary contacts will be asked to login to, or create, their JMIR user account before selecting a membership.) Institutional members can elect to have their APF waiver benefit applied to any accepted manuscript on which their faculty, students, or staff are listed as an author.

Upon selecting your membership level and completing a brief application, your membership account will be immediately set up and accessible when paid for by credit card. If payment is made via cheque or wire transfer, your account will be set up and accessible once payment is received.

To receive a bespoke quote for larger APF waiver packages, please send an email request to partnerships@jmir.org

Information about Institutional Memberships

Academic institutions (such as departments, labs, or libraries), research funders, societies/associations, companies, or other groups can apply for institutional membership with JMIR Publications. This is part of our effort to build a global network of centers of excellence in digital health and internet research.

Faculty, students, or staff affiliated with an institutional member may be automatically identified and authorized by IP range recognition, email pattern matching, or through manual linking of user accounts with an institutional member.

Faculty, students, or staff affiliated with an institutional member may be automatically identified and authorized by IP range recognition, email pattern matching, or through manual linking of user accounts with an institutional member.

See if your organization is already an institutional member

Please email any questions or special requests to partnerships@jmir.org

How to Use Your Membership

You can use your JMIR Publications membership in 3 easy steps!

Using Individual Memberships: 

  1. Sign up for a membership before submitting your manuscript.
  2. When submitting your manuscript, let us know with which membership an author is affiliated with.
  3. Upon manuscript acceptance, your APC will be waived!

Using Institutional Memberships:

  1. The primary institutional contact should sign up for a membership before their affiliated authors submit their manuscripts.
  2. When submitting their manuscripts, authors should let us know with which institutional membership they are affiliated, and provide their department name and address details that must exactly match the membership setup information. (JMIR Publications will request manuscript approval by the primary institutional contact.)
  3. Upon manuscript acceptance, your APC will be waived!

General Information

APFs are payable upon acceptance of an article. APFs can only be waived if the membership benefit is both active and selected at the time of submission. APFs cannot be retrospectively waived for papers already submitted, accepted, or published.


Non–credit card payments (for all memberships):

If you are unable to pay by credit card, please issue a wire transfer or a cheque made payable to “JMIR Publications Inc.” and mail to:


JMIR Publications Inc.
130 Queens Quay East, Unit 1100
Toronto, Ontario M5A 0P6
Canada

Please include “For membership fee” in wire transfer/cheque note. A 7% handling fee applies for all memberships that are not paid through credit card.

Cancellation policy (for all memberships):

Membership fees are prepaid special offers for benefits covering multiple year terms, and are nonrefundable for either prorated or full amounts.