All invoices are in US Dollars (USD) and we cannot create invoices in other currencies. Our bank accounts are also denominated in USD (even though we are based in Canada).
Generating an invoice
A link to the invoice for an Article Processing Fee can be found in the acceptance email. This link can be shared with third parties (e.g. the financial office of an institution) and also can be paid by credit card anybody who has a user account with JMIR. Thus, (re-)generating an invoice is usually not necessary for APF payments unless you wish to change the billing address or payment method.
Currently, only the submitting author can (re-)generate an invoice, not the co-authors or a third party. In order to download PDF invoices for a manuscript, please go to http://www.jmir.org/payment/viewInvoices when logged in as the submitting author.
Step 1. Fill in/Edit the Billing Address
Please make sure the Billing Address is correct before generating an invoice. If you need to change the billing address, please do so on this page and generate another invoice. Note that your Purchase Order number or VAT number can be added to the end of your Billing Address in the Additional Information field (How do I add a PO or internal order number or VAT number to my invoice?).
Step 2. Choose an invoice from the drop-down
All invoices available to you will be in the drop-down box.
Most authors only need an invoice if they want to pay by wire or cheque. Note that if you intend to pay by wire or cheque, you need to check the appropriate checkbox so that the 7% handling fee for non-credit card payments is added.
Please consult this article on how to split a payment among authors if necessary.
Step 3. Choose your payment options:
- Full or partial payment
- Method of payment: credit card, cheque, or wire/bank transfer
Payment for an Article Processing Fee (APF)
A link to the APF invoice can be found in the acceptance email. This link can be shared with third parties (e.g. the financial office of an institution) and also can be paid by credit card anybody who has a user account with JMIR.
After we received the payment we will no longer send you payment reminders (for the APF) and we will send the paper for copyediting. No further action is required once you received the receipt until you hear from the copyeditor (see also My paper has been accepted, what are the next steps?)
Payment for a Submission Fee
For journals which charge a submission fee, the option to generate an invoice only appears when the submission process has started. It is not recommended to pay the submission fee by cheque or bank transfer as this will delay the submission significantly. Instead, we recommend paying by credit card. You will get a receipt immediately after payment, so generally no invoice generation is required.
Payment for a Membership
Invoices for membership can only be created for existing membership renewals. If you do not see the membership renewal option you will need to create a membership first, see What is an institutional membership and how can I create one?)
If you are trying to renew an Institutional Membership, please note that every Institutional Membership is associated with a user account, and only that user will be able to generate an invoice for that membership. When the associated user goes to the Generate Invoice page, the membership will appear as a selectable item in Step 2.
- How can I pay by credit card?
- Why has a 7% handling fee been added to my invoice and how can I switch to credit card payments?
- Can I pay by wire/cheque?
- Did you receive our cheque or wire/bank transfer?
- General Post-Acceptance Questions
- Payments FAQ
- My paper has been accepted, what are the next steps?
- Can you please fill in our Vendor Form?
- What is your bank account information (PDF) - Note: Please pay in USD to the USD account!
- Can you create an invoice in Euro or another currency?
- How do I change the billing address on my invoice?
- How do I add a PO or internal order number or VAT number to my invoice?