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American College of Emergency Physicians to Launch Open Access Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced plans to launch a new open access journal for emergency medicine research. The Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open (JACEP Open) is expected to launch online early in 2020 and is currently seeking editorial board members.

Henry E. Wang, MD, MS, professor and vice chair for research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Department of Emergency Medicine has been named JACEP Open editor-in-chief.

JACEP Open will be the first international, peer-reviewed, entirely open access journal from ACEP,” said Dr. Wang. “The mission of JACEP Open is to advance emergency medicine through open access research, opinion and educational information around the world. We are very excited to enhance the evidence-driven dialogue on injury and disease prevention and treatment, emergency medical services, disaster management, toxicology and other important medical research.” 

With JACEP Open, people will get more of the high-quality, peer-reviewed research that they want, with all the visibility that comes with being featured in ACEP-supported publications. Submission, review and publication will be faster than the traditional journal model and made available to anyone.

“We are thrilled to offer a new product that meets the growing demand for open access content and expands opportunities for some of the brightest minds in emergency medical research,” said Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA, CAE, executive director of ACEP. “Dr. Wang has extensive editorial experience as well as an impressive research and publication background. We are very pleased he will be the editor in chief of this new journal.”  

JACEP Open plans to publish online only with unrestricted access to articles as they become available and will join Annals of Emergency Medicine as a leading source of original research, case studies, clinical reports and perspectives dedicated specifically to emergency medicine and related topics. The journal welcomes submissions from international contributors and researchers of all specialties.

JACEP Open will be published by Wiley, a global scientific research publishing company. Although JACEP Open is the official open access journal of ACEP, the journal maintains editorial independence from ACEP. Published content will be selected by an editorial board and may not reflect ACEP policies.

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the national medical society representing emergency medicine. Through continuing education, research, public education, and advocacy, ACEP advances emergency care on behalf of its 40,000 emergency physician members, and the more than 150 million people they treat on an annual basis. For more information, visit and

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