Very favourably, as illustrated in the graph below.
JMIR journals are very cost-effective, in particular taking into account the quality and level of service.
Authors should also consider that
- all articles in JMIR journals are routinely copyedited by external freelance copyeditors. At other journals, such services are not included but need to be paid extra
- all articles are XML-marked up and deposited in PubMed Central, free of charge for the author. This is not necessarily the case for our competitor journals (e.g. Elseviers' Internet Interventions)
- all journals are open access, and authors retain copyright
- there are no length-restrictions on articles or extra page charges for lengthy manuscripts
- our APF/APCs charged to authors with grant-funding subsidize/support our fee waiver program for needy authors
- some of our institutional memberships make publication in JMIR journals free for faculty and students, see e.g. APF Support for Corresponding Authors from the University of California
- some JMIR journals are free - see Which JMIR journals are free of charge to publish in?
- Which JMIR journals are free of charge to publish in?
- What are the costs involved in publishing in JMIR journals?
- Can you waive the fee for me?
- JMIR Instructions for Authors: Open Access - Rationale for Charging Fees
- JMIR Fee Schedule