Following the acceptance of papers in for publication in IMS journals, the IMS Executive Director will contact authors regarding copyright transfers, page funding and paper offprints.


All authors are required to submit a signed copyright form. The IMS must receive the signed form before the manuscript can be scheduled for publication.

General Copyright Transfer Agreement

Plan S/UKRI/Wellcome/NIHR Copyright License*

US Government Copyright Transfer Agreement


*The IMS complies fully with the open access requirements of Plan S, UKRIWellcome, and NIHR.  Where required by their funder, authors retain the right to distribute their author accepted manuscript (AAM), such as via an institutional and/or subject repository (e.g. EuropePMC), under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license for release no later than the date of first online publication.



Publication Charges

Open access is granted on any article for which full publication charges are paid.

Payment of some or all of the estimated publication charges associated with an article is voluntary. The editorial review of articles and administration of publication charges are separate activities. Manuscripts are reviewed and accepted prior to soliciting publication charges. IMS encourages authors to use available grant or institutional funds to contribute to publication charges. Funds from publication charges go to support IMS journals directly by allowing the IMS to keep subscription prices low and to provide open electronic access to some journals. Publication charges are billed at: 1095USD for articles in any Print/Gated Electronic Access journal; 675USD for articles appearing in an Open Electronic Access journal; 150USD for any discussion in any journal. Partial payment (in any amount) of publication charges will be gratefully accepted if full payment is not possible.

Publication Charges Funding Form


Every corresponding author will receive a pdf file via email of the final article. Paper offprints may be purchased by using the IMS offprint purchase web page below.