The APF = Article Processing Fee (also called the Article Processing Charge or APC) is payable on acceptance (and only in case of acceptance) to cover the costs of peer-review, editing, copyediting, production, dissemination and archiving of an article.
Because articles published in JMIR Publications journals are all open access (published under a Creative Commons license), this is the only way for us as publisher to recover our costs. Authors typically pay the APF from their research grants or other discretionary funds they use for example to travel to conferences.
See: JMIR Fee Schedule on the JMIR website, listing APFs per journal
After acceptance we require payment in full in order to proceed with production (copyediting, typesetting, publication). It is not possible to postpone payment to after publication.
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
To facilitate the potential for institutional Open Access funding support in the future, we encourage authors to complete the librarian/administrator referral form. Institutional partnerships can help support authors who wish to publish their work in Open Access journals. For more information, visit our page on current Institutional Partnerships.
- How to become an author at JMIR
- Are there costs involved in publishing in JMIR journals, what are your fees?
- How does the Article Processing Fee (APF/APC) at JMIR compare to other journals/publishers?
- Can you waive or discount the fees for me?
- I don't have any grant money - how can I publish in JMIR?
- JMIR Publications: Instructions for Authors: Open Access - Rationale for Charging Fees
- JMIR Fee Schedule on the JMIR Publciations, listing APFs per journal