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Membership Types

All prices are in USD.

Description1 year2 years3 years5 years10 years
Individual Membership

Individual Membership

Only $4.92 per month ! Enables unlimited access to, downloading and sharing (eg. as course handout) of the PDF versions of JMIR articles and JMIR issues.

  • PDF : single user
  • APF Waiver :no
$59Select
Institutional Membership EL [Bronze]

Institutional Membership EL [Bronze]

Membership Special: Prepay for 10 years, save 20%, and be protected from any membership price increases for the entire period of time. The benefits are the same as a regular Bronze Membership: Recommended for libraries. Includes access to electronic PDF files (JMIR articles and JMIR issues) for the entire institution (but no APF waiver for authors). Automatic member identification can be set up through IP range recognition and/or email pattern matching (users from a certain IP ranges or with a certain email address pattern are automatically identified as members and can download PDF files without having to login).

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :no
$390Select$1053Select$1657.5Select$3120Select
Institutional Membership A [Silver]

Institutional Membership A [Silver]

Membership Special: Save $4750 in APFs, and be protected from any membership price increases for the entire period of time. This membership includes up to 10 APFs (a $19,000 value) and thus saves as much as $4,750 in APFs. Recommended for smaller institutions, such as (small) university departments and research units. Allows individuals (students, faculty, employees) to access PDF files (JMIR articles and JMIR issues, but also to publish papers in JMIR with the article processing fee (APF) waived for up to 1 article per year. Automatic member identification can be set up through IP range recognition and/or email pattern matching.
NEW: Membership can also be restricted to papers with a specific author/coauthor (must be specified when you set up the membership).


(Note: New price in effect after Aug 15th, 2011)

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :yes, click on info button for more details
$5000Select$7917Select$14250Select
Individual Membership with APF waivers [i-Silver]

Individual Membership with APF waivers [i-Silver]

NEW SINCE AUG 2011: i-Silver memberships include access to PDF files and APF (Article Processing Fee) waivers for a specific number of articles submitted and accepted during the membership period. This 10-year membership includes 10 APF waivers (a $19.000 value) and therefore saves you up to $4750 in APFs! The i-Silver membership provides the same benefits (and is priced equally) as the (departmental) Silver membership. The only difference compared to departmental Silver memberships is that i-Silver memberships are tied to an individual as author or coauthor of manuscripts, i.e. all manuscripts with the subscription owner as author or co-author are exempt from the APF (this is different from the departmental Silver memberships, where the corresponding author needs to be affiliated with the member department). So with the i-Silver membership you can now change departments/institutions (and still be eligible for APF waivers), or have APFs waived for manuscripts where the corresponding author is from another institution (and you are a coauthor).

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :yes, click on info button for more details
$5000Select$7917Select$14250Select
Institutional Membership B [Gold]

Institutional Membership B [Gold]

Membership Special: Save up to $9500 in APFs, and be protected from any membership price increases for the entire period of time. The benefits are the same as a regular Gold Membership:
Recommended for larger departments, research institutions and centers, universities, and academic libraries. Also used by library consortia. Allows access to PDF files (JMIR articles and JMIR issues. The article processing fee (APF) is waived for up to 2 articles per year, plus a 20% fee APF discount for subsequent submissions. Automatic member identification can be set up through IP range recognition and/or email pattern matching.


(Note: New price in effect after Aug 15th, 2011)

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :yes, click on info button for more details
$10000Select$15833Select$28500Select
Institutional Membership F

Institutional Membership F

Recommended for funding agencies, foundations and bodies supporting research who want to give investigators of grants they are funding benefits of a APF discount (or other groups consisting of researchers).
Allows access to PDF files (JMIR articles and JMIR issues) and a 20% (or more) discount in article processing fee for all group members (eg. funded investigators). Price for the annual membership fee is dependent on the number of group members (eg. funded investigators) and discount. Automatic member identification can be set up through IP range recognition and/or email pattern matching, or by supplying a list of member email addresses (list of eligible/funded investigators).

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :yes, click on info button for more details
On Request (depends on details of the requesting organization)Request
Institutional Membership G

Institutional Membership G

Recommended for groups of individuals such as associations/societies with personal membership or "virtual" institutes.
Allows access to PDF files (JMIR articles and eCollections) for all members at a discounted rate.
In order to create a G membership, email us the number of members (and, if available, a list of members with email addresses), and we will send you a personalized quote and paypal link. Automatic member identification can be set up through IP range recognition and/or email pattern matching, or through supplying a list of member email addresses.

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :no
On Request (depends on details of the requesting organization)Request
Main Sponsor Membership S

Main Sponsor Membership S

Sponsoring Membership. By becoming a major sponsor of JMIR you position your organization as a leader in eHealth and give your organization prominent exposure and access to the international eHealth community. Your organization will be prominently featured in print and online issues as JMIR sponsor (we expect a minimum commitment for 3 years). In addition, your organization will get access to electronic PDF files (JMIR articles and JMIR issues). Automatic member identification can be set up through IP range recognition and/or email pattern matching (users from a certain IP ranges or with a certain email address pattern are automatically identified as members and can download PDF files without having to login). Limited to 1-2 main sponsors only. Publisher reserves the right to select sponsors.

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :no
$25000Select
Institutional Bulk Payment Program (IBPP-EL) Membership

Institutional Bulk Payment Program (IBPP-EL) Membership

By signing up for the IBPP-EL membership, an institution (e.g. a research unit, a university library or department) has the same benefits as with the regular EL membership (PDF access), discounted by 50%, plus can receive (quarterly, biannual or annual) consolidated invoices for fees (Article Processing Fees and Submission Fees) associated with their institution. The IBPP member agrees in advance to pay actual Article Processing Fees and Submission Fees of corresponding authors from that institution (an upper limit can be specified). The institution will be listed as member and receive quarterly invoices for all fees for corresponding authors from that institution for the period in question. Only actual fees will be charged (accepted articles, and submission fees). Note that JMIR only accepts about 60 articles per year, so the costs for a JMIR IBPP are typically low. The institution (IBPP members) will be listed on the submission page of JMIR and authors will not be charged. instead, the invoice/receipt goes directly to the institution. If you are a chairperson of a department, head of a research unit, or acquisitions librarian, then please consider IBPP membership at an extremely low annual cost (PDF access is included - compare the price for this to the EL subscription!) and encourage your researchers to publish in a high-impact Open Access journal with no administrative or financial burden on the individual researchers. [Note: We reserve the right to require a refundable $2000 USD deposit unless we have a valid credit card on file].

  • PDF : yes
  • APF Waiver :no
$195Select

Memberships Contact

Gunther Eysenbach MD MPH
Senior Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto M5G 2C4, Canada
Phone: (+1) 416 340 4800 x 6427
Fax: (+1) 416 340 3595
Email: geysenba@gmail.com

Individual and Institutional Memberships provide value-added services and information, such as PDF files of issues and articles. Information on different membership models is available under "Support & Membership". To view a list of current membership institutions, please log in and click membership in your profile.

NEW: We now also offer 3yr/5yr/10yr membership specials!  Prepay for 3, 5, or 10 years and enjoy significant discounts and protection from price increases. Also ideal for researchers who want to budget for JMIR membership in their grant applications, or for using unspent grant money or end-of-year funds.


How to Become a Member:

If your institution is not yet a member, contact your department head or library and lobby for an institutional membership. If you are a researcher, budget for a 3, 5, or 10 year membership in your grant proposals. Meanwhile, become an individual member - show your support for this journal and Open Access publishing, and enjoy enhanced features such as access to PDF versions of the articles. Please let us know if you have any concerns.

In order to request an institutional membership, please click on any of the institutional membership and fill out the form below the table. The Subscription Manager will take care of setting up your subscription and you will be notified by email when it is ready. Once the subscription is set up, you can log in again to make a payment.

We offer individual and institutional memberships for a nominal (minimal!) fee - show your support for JMIR and Open Access publishing, and enjoy the benefits of value added services for members as outlined below.

List of institutional members

Benefits of Membership (Individual and Institutional)

  • unlimited access to and downloading of all past and future PDF versions of JMIR articles and complete JMIR issues in PDF format (this alone is a >$560 value!)
  • forthcoming: Further member-only services on the JMIR eHealth Research Portal (eHealth job opportunities and faculty positions, access to communities of eHealth experts, etc.)
  • (individual memberships only) Discounts for conferences, events, products, and services from organizations we partner with.
  • (certain institutional membership schemes only): Article Processing Fee (APF) 1 waivers

For a free sample issue go to this page.

Departmental/Institutional Membership and subscriptions for libraries

Academic institutions, such as departments or universities, companies, libraries, or other groups can become institutional JMIR members. This is part of an effort to build a Global Network of Centres of Excellence in eHealth and Internet research. All members of the institution enjoy the same benefits as individual members (see above), plus (depending on the type of membership) additional benefits such as Article Processing Fee (APF) 1 waivers.

A electronic PDF subscription (EL membership) or print subscription is also possible and especially recommended for libraries.

Members (employees, faculty, student) of 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.

We also have membership options for funding agencies and societies/associations or other groups (please contact the editor for details).

To view a list of institutions which are currently a member, please login and click "Membership Status" on your user homepage. If you don't find your institution there, ask your acquisition librarian, department head, or budget for JMIR membership in your next grant proposal!

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FOOTNOTE:

1 Article Processing Fee waivers: The Article Processing Fee is a charge to be paid by authors publishing in JMIR who are from non-member institutions - see Fee Schedule in the Instructions for Authors.

Some additional rules for APF waivers in the context of an institutional membership:

  • the nominal submission fee ($90) and the (optional) Fast Track Fee is not covered by the institutional membership
  • peer-review fees for protocol peer-review are not included
  • APFs are payable upon acceptance of an article and can only be waived if the institution of the corresponding author is a member at the time of submission and acceptance. We strongly suggest to apply for membership status before or on submission of an article. During the submission process, the submitting author needs to indicate which member institution the corresponding author is affiliated with. The corresponding authors' department and address must match exactly the member organizations' adress we have on file.
  • APFs cannot be retrospectively waived for papers already submitted, accepted or published.
  • APFs will only be waived if the corresponding author is clearly affiliated with the institutional member at the time of submission and if the published corresponding authors' address matches the address of the member. For membership A, the corresponding authors' department or research unit must match the department name of the institutional member. For membership B, the corresponding author has to be faculty, full-time student or employee of the university or institution which is an institutional member.

Non-credit card payments (all memberships):

If you are unable to pay by paypal/credit card, please issue a cheque, made payable to "University Health Network", and mail it to the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Attn. G. Eysenbach (address see editorial office). A 7% handling fee applies for all memberships and APF's which are not paid through PayPal or Psigate (e.g. cheque payments or subscriptions ordered through Swets). If you are a library, please note that we explicitely discourage setting up memberships through Swets Zeitlinger or other journal subscription agents. While possible (and done by some libraries), this usually leads to significant delays and confusion.

Cancellation Policy (all memberships): Membership fees are usually annual fees payable in advance on a yearly basis for the following 12 months (exceptions: membership specials which are prepaid for 3, 5, or 10 years), and - once paid - are nonrefundable. IMPORTANT: Paypal defines a subscription as a recurring payment. Memberships paid through PayPal are automatically renewed (paid agaon by Paypal) each year unless the subscription is cancelled or the funding source (e.g. credit card) Paypal has on file expires. To cancel your Paypal recurring payment, login at PayPal and follow PayPal's instructions on how to cancel a subscription. You need to find the transaction where you set up the subscription and click the cancel button. Please do not contact us to cancel your recurring payment, as you have set this up with paypal, not with us. A subscription cancellation will cancel the automatic annual renewal (recurring payment), but will not affect membership for the current 12-month term, and we are unable to refund portions of the membership fee for "unused" months within the current term. Non-Paypal membership payments made through other means (psigate, cheque etc.) will NOT be renewed automatically. To renew, make a payment through your user homepage.