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To guarantee a smooth publication process, it is important that you ensure the text and figures of your manuscript are complete and final when submitted to us. We will then handle all the typesetting and production processes from that point onwards. To help you, there are a series of guidelines, and reference standards that make submitting your manuscript quick and easy. These have been developed and refined with our authors over many years and we are confident that you will find them easy to use.

General info




Submissions should be done using the online submission system found at the journals's site or imedpub.com/ojs. 

Alternatively, if you experience any problem uploading your manuscript via OJS, you could also submit it using next form:

Final acceptance


External resources

Author Loyalty Discount

posted 27 Jul 2013, 04:45 by iMed Pub   [ updated 29 Jul 2013, 03:18 ]

Publish your first paper in any iMedPub journal and every paper you submit in the following 12 months will receive:
  • 20% discount on the standard article processing fee
  • Priority editorial processing
  • Priority author PDF production

How to Apply

Whenever you publish an article in iMedPub journals you will receive a discount coupon (numeric code) from our editorial office. Just paste this code in the field "comments" when submitting your new manuscript and once accepted your discount and other privileges will be applied immediately.

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It

posted 3 Jul 2013, 03:58 by iMed Pub

What is Plagiarism and Why is it Important?

In college courses, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. As a result, it is very important that we give credit where it is due. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.

How Can Students Avoid Plagiarism?

To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use

  • another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
  • any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge;
  • quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
  • paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words.

These guidelines are taken from the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

How to Recognize Unacceptable and Acceptable Paraphrases

Here’s the ORIGINAL text, from page 1 of Lizzie Borden: A Case Book of Family and Crime in the 1890s by Joyce Williams et al.:

The rise of industry, the growth of cities, and the expansion of the population were the three great developments of late nineteenth century American history. As new, larger, steam-powered factories became a feature of the American landscape in the East, they transformed farm hands into industrial laborers, and provided jobs for a rising tide of immigrants. With industry came urbanization the growth of large cities (like Fall River, Massachusetts, where the Bordens lived) which became the centers of production as well as of commerce and trade.

Here’s an UNACCEPTABLE paraphrase that is plagiarism:

The increase of industry, the growth of cities, and the explosion of the population were three large factors of nineteenth century America. As steam-driven companies became more visible in the eastern part of the country, they changed farm hands into factory workers and provided jobs for the large wave of immigrants. With industry came the growth of large cities like Fall River where the Bordens lived which turned into centers of commerce and trade as well as production.

What makes this passage plagiarism?

The preceding passage is considered plagiarism for two reasons:

  • the writer has only changed around a few words and phrases, or changed the order of the original’s sentences.
  • the writer has failed to cite a source for any of the ideas or facts.

If you do either or both of these things, you are plagiarizing.

NOTE: This paragraph is also problematic because it changes the sense of several sentences (for example, "steam-driven companies" in sentence two misses the original’s emphasis on factories).

Here’s an ACCEPTABLE paraphrase:

Fall River, where the Borden family lived, was typical of northeastern industrial cities of the nineteenth century. Steam-powered production had shifted labor from agriculture to manufacturing, and as immigrants arrived in the US, they found work in these new factories. As a result, populations grew, and large urban areas arose. Fall River was one of these manufacturing and commercial centers (Williams 1).

Why is this passage acceptable?

This is acceptable paraphrasing because the writer:

  • accurately relays the information in the original
  • uses her own words.
  • lets her reader know the source of her information.

Here’s an example of quotation and paraphrase used together, which is also ACCEPTABLE:

Fall River, where the Borden family lived, was typical of northeastern industrial cities of the nineteenth century. As steam-powered production shifted labor from agriculture to manufacturing, the demand for workers "transformed farm hands into industrial laborers," and created jobs for immigrants. In turn, growing populations increased the size of urban areas. Fall River was one of these hubs "which became the centers of production as well as of commerce and trade" (Williams 1).

Why is this passage acceptable?

This is acceptable paraphrasing because the writer:

  • records the information in the original passage accurately.
  • gives credit for the ideas in this passage.
  • indicated which part is taken directly from her source by putting the passage in quotation marks and citing the page number.

Note that if the writer had used these phrases or sentences in her own paper without putting quotation marks around them, she would be PLAGIARIZING. Using another person’s phrases or sentences without putting quotation marks around them is considered plagiarism EVEN IF THE WRITER CITES IN HER OWN TEXT THE SOURCE OF THE PHRASES OR SENTENCES SHE HAS QUOTED.

Plagiarism and the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web has become a more popular source of information for student papers, and many questions have arisen about how to avoid plagiarizing these sources. In most cases, the same rules apply as to a printed source: when a writer must refer to ideas or quote from a WWW site, she must cite that source.

If a writer wants to use visual information from a WWW site, many of the same rules apply. Copying visual information or graphics from a WWW site (or from a printed source) is very similar to quoting information, and the source of the visual information or graphic must be cited. These rules also apply to other uses of textual or visual information from WWW sites; for example, if a student is constructing a web page as a class project, and copies graphics or visual information from other sites, she must also provide information about the source of this information. In this case, it might be a good idea to obtain permission from the WWW site’s owner before using the graphics.

Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism

1. Put in quotations everything that comes directly from the text especially when taking notes.

2. Paraphrase, but be sure you are not just rearranging or replacing a few words.

Instead, read over what you want to paraphrase carefully; cover up the text with your hand, or close the text so you can’t see any of it (and so aren’t tempted to use the text as a “guide”). Write out the idea in your own words without peeking.

3. Check your paraphrase against the original text to be sure you have not accidentally used the same phrases or words, and that the information is accurate.

Terms You Need to Know (or What is Common Knowledge?)

Common knowledge: facts that can be found in numerous places and are likely to be known by a lot of people.

Example: John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1960.

This is generally known information. You do not need to document this fact.

However, you must document facts that are not generally known and ideas that interpret facts.

Example: According to the American Family Leave Coalition’s new book, Family Issues and Congress, President Bush’s relationship with Congress has hindered family leave legislation (6).

The idea that “Bush’s relationship with Congress has hindered family leave legislation” is not a fact but aninterpretationconsequently, you need to cite your source.

Quotation: using someone’s words. When you quote, place the passage you are using in quotation marks, and document the source according to a standard documentation style.

The following example uses the Modern Language Association’s style:

Example: According to Peter S. Pritchard in USA Today, “Public schools need reform but they’re irreplaceable in teaching all the nation’s young” (14).

Paraphrase: using someone’s ideas, but putting them in your own words. This is probably the skill you will use most when incorporating sources into your writing. Although you use your own words to paraphrase, you must still acknowledge the source of the information.

Open access & Publishing fees

posted 1 Jul 2013, 07:59 by iMed Pub   [ updated 1 Jul 2013, 08:32 ]

Open Access provides free, unrestricted online access to the scholarly literature to anyone in the world. At iMedPub, we are convinced that everyone – not only scientists - can benefit from research results, and we publish all our articles exclusively under open access distribution, with a Creative Commons attribution license agreement. Readers have the right to use, distribute, and reproduce in any medium, provided the source is properly cited.

If you would like to learn more about open access, we encourage you to watch the video on the right side, or read our blog Publish Open Access.

iMedPub maintains our high quality of service through an ‘author-pay’ model. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review may incur a publishing fee, depending on the publishing model.

iMedPub strives to ensure that publishing fees are not an obstacle to publication. Article publishing fees help us to offset the costs associated with editing, type-setting, storing, tier-climbing, archiving and peer evaluation of the article, as well as maintaining the most advanced website in online publishing, and our friendly, professional office. 

There are no hidden costs in iMedPub. There is no additional charge for colour figures or for supplementary material. Please refer to the Article Processing Charges page for complete information on iMedPub fees.

PrePay Membership

posted 11 Sep 2011, 10:28 by iMed Pub   [ updated 31 Jul 2013, 05:41 ]

Since 2005, iMedPub has successfully launched several open-access journals. We have published hundreds of peer-reviewed research articles and hundreds of features, essays, debates, synopses, and other articles on timely science and medical topics – most of them are published freely available in the Internet.

Your Membership support will enable us to launch new open–access journals, create innovative author and reader tools and resources, and reach a more global audience – all toward the goal of ensuring that scientific and medical knowledge is freely available to all scientists, health professionals, teachers, students, patients, and members of the public.

Prepay Membership enables an individual or an organization to cover the whole cost of publishing for himself (individual) or their investigators (institutional) when publishing in our open access journals. No additional fees will be paid by individual authors. This is an advance payment system whereby customers pay upfront for accepted articles authored by their investigators to be processed and published. For example you can have a look to The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents a journal supported by a membership of The Arab Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials.

What are the benefits of being a member?

  • Time Saving and convenient

Membership status removes the administrative burden, from individual authors, of having to pay the full APC directly each time one of their articles is accepted for publication. The convenience for researchers of not having to pay the full article-processing charges directly.

  • Cost-effective

Membership offers a cost-effective solution for organizations and their researchers when publishing in our range of open access journals. The different types of Membership offer various solutions to ensure organizations benefit from the most suitable and cost-effective pricing plan to fit with their requirements and budgets.

  • Increased exposure for your organization

            Members receive their own customized webpage with the following features:

    • Branding with your institution's own logo and link to your homepage
    • A list of articles generated at the institution and published in our journals
    • Title included in all relevant searches on the iMedPub
    • Linking of these titles to the full text of the article
  • Full support to your authors and open access
    • Your investigators do not have to pay anything directly for publishing in our open access journals.
    • Your investigators are automatically recognised as full Members through IP address or password recognition.
    • Without any cost-barriers authors are encouraged to choose open access journals when publishing their research.

  • No extra or hidden costs
    • There is no joining fee. All monies are used towards the cost of open access publications.
    • Credit is carried over until it is used up - from month to month, from year to year.

  • You decide how much to spend
    • Customers decide how much they pay upfront depending on their budget. You can choose to cap your account to a defined amount so you don't have to worry about spending more than you can afford.

  • Cost-savings
    • The higher the amount paid in advance, the greater the loyalty discount given on each APC.

  • Flexible payment schedules
    • Prepay Members' accounts can be topped-up with additional advance payment at any time.
    • Customers who use their advance payment can decide to make an additional advance payment at that time or at the time of their annual renewal.

  • Monitoring and managing account activity
    • Email alerts are sent to Prepay Member's administrators each time an article recognized as being authored by their investigators is submitted to our journals. This allows administrators to question submissions from authors not believed to be from the Member organization.
    • Quarterly statements are sent to administrators detailing the advance payment amount, articles published and their cost, and the final balance.
    • Online statistics are available 24/7 to allow customers to view article submissions and publications from their organization.
    • PrePay membership support iMedPub Journals because they endorse our mission and core principles. Articles submitted to iMedPub Journals by Members do not receive any special consideration in the peer review process but Individual Members receive a 100% discount on the publication charge associated with accepted papers. Donations to the organization do not exert any influence over editorial decisions in iMedPub journals.


1. Institutional PrePay Membership 

It covers the APCs for articles submitted by the authors from your institution during one year.
Institutional membership is divided into 3 categories:

Basic Memberships


15 articles/year.

Silver Membership


25 articles per year

Golden Membership


no restriction in the number of articles published

2. Individual PrePay Plans

You are probably used to paying per each paper when you publish open access. iMedPub is doing away with this. With our prepaid plans, you pay once and publish multiple articles.

Basic Plan


Two publications/year

Enhanced Plan


Three publications/year

Investigator Plan


Five publications/year


For joining or further information about this and other Membership options, please contact us (info@imedpub.com).

Article-processing charges

posted 11 Sep 2011, 10:27 by iMed Pub   [ updated 31 Jul 2013, 05:58 ]

Why does IMedPub have article-processing charges (APCs)?

Publishing is not without costs. IMedPub Journals defrays those costs from article-processing charges (APCs), because it does not have subscription charges for its research content, believing instead that immediate, world-wide, barrier-free, to the full text of research articles is in the best interests of the scientific community. Like most other serious publishers, iMedPub maintains our high quality of service through an ‘author-pay’ model. As such, manuscripts that are accepted for publication following peer review incur a publishing fee (see below).

Can I avoid paying article-processing charges (APCs)?

No, all authors have to pay the charges for publishing their articles. Publishing open access has a standard fee of 300€ and discounts may apply in some cases (see below).  Authors publishing under subscription only pay 100€. Nevertheless we always recommend publishing open access because since this model has outstanding benefits.


What do the article-processing charges pay for?

  • immediate world-wide barrier-free open access to the full text

  • developing and maintaining electronic tools for peer review and publication

  • preparation in various formats for online publication

  • securing full text inclusion in a number of permanent archives 

  • securing inclusion in CrossRef (enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically)

  • translating works

How much is IMedPub Journals charging for publishing?

We offer the lowest APCs of all open access journals. IMedPub Journals's standard article-processing charge is 300€ for publishing open access. 

Publishing under subscription has a flat charge of 100€.

Authors can benefit from our Loyalty discount program with discounts of 20% in their 2nd and next articles.


Does IMedPub Journals offer discounts on Article-Processing Charges?

IMedPub Journals offers various discounts on APCs, which are outlined below. The discounts are exclusive of each other and cannot be accumulated.

Discount reference

Discount amount


Qualifying journals

Supporter Member discount

25% on full APC

Submitting author must be from Supporter Member institution.

All journals published by IMedPub Journals

Reviewer discount





Editor Board Member

50% off full APC





50% off full APC

Submitting author must have been the reviewer to be awarded the discount. The review must have been returned on time and within the last 12 months.

Reviewer discount only applies to the journal in which the review was undertaken.


Submitting author must be the editor to be awarded the discount. 

Editor discount only applies to the journal in which the editor serves. 


All journals published by IMedPub Journals




All journals published by IMedPub Journals

Developing countries discount

50% off full APC

Submitting author must be from of countries with small economies (total 2005 GDP less than US $100 billion), that are in the World Bank's low income or lower-middle income categories. Here is the list of countries.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia, The
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem Rep.
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen, Rep.
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


All journals published by IMedPub Journals

Please note that if the submitting author's organization is a IMedPub Journals member, the cost of the article processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. Please check if your institution is a IMedPub Journals member.


How do IMedPub Journals's charges compare with other publishers?

iMedPub Journals' standard APC is €300IMedPub Journals's article processing charges are extremely competitive since are the very lowest of any publisher offering open access publication - see BMC's APC comparison table.

If you wish to publish several articles open access with us, check our affordable plans for multiple articles.

A study found that the range of prices charged and the relationship between charges, impact and number of articles being published. The average APC was found to be US$906 but there is a huge range from a few dollars to several thousand. 

To which articles will this charge apply?

To all articles that have been accepted for publication in one of IMedPub's online journals with the exception of articles submitted for publication in supplements. Publication charges for articles in supplements are set by special arrangement with the organisers of the supplement. For further information please contact us.


Why a flat charge rather than one based on page numbers?

The size of an article is a poor indicator of the actual amount of work involved in obtaining peer reviews and in preparing the article for publication. A more useful discriminator might be the state an article is in when submitted, and its complexity, but the lack of objective tools to measure these has lead us to conclude that a flat fee is the fairest approach at this stage.


Who is responsible for making the payment?

Whoever submits the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment (for instance, via his or her institution). The submitting author must confirm, at the time of submission, that they will organize payment should the article be accepted for publication. 


Which funding agencies explicitly allow direct use of their grants to cover article-processing charges?

Many funding agencies allow the use of grants for this purpose, and an increasing number such as the Wellcome Trust, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the US National Institutes for Health strongly encourage Open Access publication.The following is a list of funding agencies we know of that have confirmed that they allow the payment of article processing charges:

Academy of Finland (Finland) BIOTEC (Thailand) California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (US) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Canada) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) Danmarks Grundforskningsfond (Denmark) Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) FAPESP (Brazil) Fondazione Telethon (Italy) Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (Austria) Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Belgium) Health Research Board (Ireland) Howard Hughes Medical Institute (US) Indian Council of Medical Research (India) INSERM (France) International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (International) Israel Science Foundation (Israel) Max Planck Society (Germany) Medical Research Council (UK) National Health Service (UK) National Institutes of Health (US) Are you an NIH grantee? More details National Science Foundation (US) Natural Environment Research Council (UK) Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands) Rockefeller Foundation (US) South African Medical Research Council (South Africa) Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Sweden) Swedish Research Council (Sweden) Swiss National Science Foundation (Switzerland) Wellcome Trust (UK) More details


How do I pay?

You will need to arrange payment of the APC unless a waiver has been granted, or your institution has covered the cost through a membership scheme.

Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article processing charge becomes payable, and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article processing charge has been received, the article will be published.

Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be published until payment is received. Payment can be made via PayPal, Skrill, WesternUnion (these three methods include the option of paying using credit card) or bank transfer. PayPal is our preferred method and we have prepared buttons for doing payments directly.


Will I have to pay if me or my institution is a IMedPub Journals member?

If the submitting author's organization or the author him/herself is a IMedPub Journals member, the cost of the article processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable.

Do changes to APC rates, exchange rates and/or institutional membership status affect the amount payable for a submitted article, if it goes on to be published?

No. The APC payable for your article is detemined at the time you agree to pay, as part of the submission process.

This means:

  • If the APC goes up between submission and publication, you still pay the lower APC.

  • If the exchange rates change between submission and publication, you still pay the amount in your applicable currency that you agreed to pay when you submitted.

  • If your institution ceases to be a member between submission and publication of your article, you still get the benefit of the membership. Conversely, if your institution becomes a member after you submit an article, that article will not in general be covered by the membership.

You are advised to make your payment as soon as possible, since the article will not be published until the relevant payment has been made. Payment by means other than Paypal will carry an administrative charge of 30€. In all cases a receipt will be sent by email once payment has been made. 


¿Will the amount paid for an article to be published be affected by changes in the rates of APC, exchange rates, and/or changes in the status of institutional Partners?

No. The APC to be paid for your article is fixed at the point at which payment is promised as part of the submission process. This means that:

  • If APC goes up between submission and publication you pay the lesser amount of APC.
  • If exchange rates change between submission and publication you pay the amount equivalent to the exchange rate at the time of submission of the article.
  • If your institution ceases to be a member between submission and publication of your article you will go on receiving the benefits of membership. On the other hand, if your institution becomes a member after submission of the article, in general the article will not be covered by affiliation.

Final acceptance

posted 11 Sep 2011, 09:54 by iMed Pub   [ updated 6 Nov 2013, 03:39 ]

Once the Editor has received your revised paper, they will decide if the changes are acceptable. Occasionally they will send it back to one of the reviewers to see if they are happy with the changes. Once the Editor is satisfied, you will be notified that the paper has been accepted and will be prepared for publication. Kindly read your manuscript before it is sent to layout. We always try to publish an error free papers in iMedPub Journals, so it is mandatory for Authors to proof read their papers meticulously, before they are copyedited.

iMedPub is an hybrid publisher; we publish both under subscription (free for authors) and open access (with charges) models. Once your manuscript has been accepted by the Editor-In-Chief you will be contacted for enquiring the model you choose for your paper. If you decide to publish your article open access a fee to cover the cost of publication will be charged to the author (or their Institution or funding body).   Full instructions for this will be given to you by the Editorial staff in regard to this so you need not do anything until you hear from them.

Depending on production schedules you will receive a typeset galley proof of your paper within a few days of acceptance. It is EXTREMELY important that you check these carefully as this will be your last chance to correct any errors prior to publication. Please note the word ‘errors’ in the last sentence, the proof stage is NOT a time to alter data, conclusions, or add an author. These late, significant modifications will not be accepted. Check the paper carefully; look for errors of layout, spelling, references, and figures. Please remember that once you are happy with it, this is the form it will remain in for posterity. Correcting typo errors after publication is technically possible but an extremely laborious task and authors will be charged with a minimum of 60€ per round of corrections. See here a brief guidelines explaining how to notify to the iMedPub office corrections on proofs for articles.

Only when iMedPub has received your approved proofs will they be paginated and published on the website of the appropriate journal. As the paper is open access this means that readers can get a copy of your paper at this time. iMedPub will let readers know it has been published by emailing all those who receive new paper updates.


posted 11 Sep 2011, 09:54 by iMed Pub

  When you altered your paper in light of the peer reviewers’ comments and you have written a covering letter to the editor explaining the changes you made or refuting the reviewers’ comments, you are ready to resubmit. This is done electronically via the iMedPub website. You will receive instructions on this with your decision email.

Try to resubmit as soon as you can. Generally, this makes it easier to do as the paper is still fresh in your mind. The scientific world moves very quickly so you want your work published before someone else produces similar work.

Once you have resubmitted you will see the status of the paper change. If you don’t see this or don’t get acknowledgment of your resubmission, check with the Editorial staff that they have received it.

Why publish in iMedPub Journals?

posted 11 Sep 2011, 09:49 by iMed Pub   [ updated 21 Apr 2012, 09:42 ]

1. We offer the widest range of journals for publishing your articles. An option for every profile! All our journals are hybrid. That means that you decide whether publishing open access (with charges) or under subscription (free for authors).No space constraints or color figure charges


2. Your work is more visible and impact is guaranteed. We spread your artilce through Scribd (social reading), Twitter, Facebook, Medicalia and other social media besides traditional respositories and indexes. Average papers receives thousands of views and hundreds of downloads within weeks


3. We have the most inexpensive Article Processing Charges (APCs) for publishing open access. Open access means that anyone with  internet access can find and read your work, offering you a wider audience and greater reach.  Recent literature shows that articles published in open access journals are more highly cited than those in non-open access journals. In addition papers published by iMedPub are widely cited in the media and distributed through social media as Facebook and Twitter so thousends of readers are ensured.Our current APCs are 300 €, what is by far the lowest charge in open access journals (see this table comparing APCs in BMC).


4. We offer easy to submit and review systems. We use the Open Journals System.The only real-time interactive review system in publishingf your work. Convenient online manuscript submission - widely praised by authors for ease of use. 


5. High quality guaranteed. iMedPub strives to provide the highest quality Open Access option for your paper. Our editors all rank in the top 5% of the world’s impact scientists. The real-time review and unlimited iterations with reviewers ensures top standards for every paper. High quality copy-editing and type-setting guarantees you the best production process The .pdf versions of your articles are published under a format designed to make your articles look their very best.


6. Fast publishing guaranteed. Immediate publication on acceptance. Your work is published as soon as it is ready.  iMedPub publishes online so there are no delays to meet page minimums or to coincide with issue dates. The most advanced, custom-designed, automated IT publishing platform. Papers go into review within 20 minutes after submission. Accepted papers pass through to acceptance in 30 days. Accepted papers are published on-line within 1 week.

7. You become part of an active and open minded social network of authors, readers and editors.

8. When publishing open access you retain ownership, copyright and control ots. Research which is freely available for redistribution - all articles published open access are Creative Commons licensed. Others who choose to use your work must attribute you, not the journal. Compliance with open access  mandates, including the NIH Public Access Policy and the Wellcome Trust Open  Access Policy


9. Thorough peer review: your work is reviewed by a renowned Editorial Board.Only top scholars are appointed to Boards of Editors

10. You can insert online videos in the pdf pf your articles. Yes, you can! Now we add a QR code for letting users reading a printed copy of the article viewing online videos on SmartPhones or Tablets. When they scan the code they are redirected to the url with the video. When reading online they just click the link to go to the video.

11. You are part of something important: preserving the integrity, opening the discourse, and sharing the benefits of medical science more equitably, including:


  • Unbiased, quality-oriented, and transparent reviews (reviewers are disclosed on accepted articles)
  • Unmatched efficiency, with an average of 3 months from submission to publication
  • Reviewers focus on certifying accuracy of articles, not evaluating significance
  • Significance democratically judged by the reading activity of the community through advanced analytics
  • Truly impartial recognition of the best papers
  • Feedback on the impact of every article
  • Instantaneous online publication and an average of 7 days from acceptance until final pdf
  • Indexing of articles with PubMed Central and other archiving systems
  • Being part of a community journal initiative by researchers for researchers

iMedPub operates on a tier publishing system. Starting with the most specialized areas of academia, the first real-time review system in publishing operates to ensure a rapid and high-quality review process in which reviewers are given a fresh new mandate and responsibility. After undergoing rigorous peer-reviewing, automated Internet analytics allow the entire community to participate in evaluating the novelty and the significance of the published research.

The iMedPub initiative is a grass-roots project that started in the scientific community as a reaction to the severe restriction of knowledge distribution imposed by subscription publishing models, as well as the relatively old-fashioned and low-tech services offered to researchers. Over 24,000 academic journals are published nowadays, and 80-90% of these require subscriptions. Not even the wealthiest university can afford access to all these research results, most of which are publicly funded.

iMedPub is now launched many other journals and the iMedPub platform is rapidly innovating to bring researchers more functionalities, services and transparency in the processing of their articles than any other publisher.


posted 11 Sep 2011, 09:39 by iMed Pub

Reprints for authors, the pharmaceutical industry and other interested companies

iMedPub is committed to providing hard copies of highly relevant scientific articles to support your promotional activities.

Promotional Article Monitoring (PAM)

We monitor all our journals for relevant articles to rapidly identify clinical papers on specific drugs and indications. We will match the information you provide to articles from our extensive database and email .PDF copies to you promptly.

Reprint prices and production

iMedPub can arrange printing, translation and delivery of your reprint requirements.

Prices for printing and delivery:

  • 50€/copy for 1 single copy
  • 30€/copy for 2-50 copies
  • 20€/copy for 51-100 copies
  • 10€/copy for >100 copies

Authors of their own articles have a 50% discount in reprint services.

For further information, or if you would like a reprint/translation price for a specific article(s) please contact us at info@imedpub.com

Publish a version of your article in Spanish

posted 11 Sep 2011, 09:04 by iMed Pub   [ updated 23 Oct 2013, 03:38 ]

We have agreement with publishing houses, as BioMed Central, for publishing a Spanish version of their articles. For instance have a look at "International Archives of Medicine". We offer their authors to publish a Spanish version of their article in our Spanish journals (we have journals on Medicine and Pharma) and viceversa.

Key points are: 

  • The cost of translation is €300 for articles up to 10 pages (+ a supplement of 30 €/ extra page).
  • The translation will be done within 15 days by professional scientific translators.

Articles can be published open access (article processing charges: 300€) or under subscription (APC: 100€).

For getting your article published in Spanish, please contact us at info@imedpub.com

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