Open Access

MDM Policy & Practice
Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice is a “Gold” Open Access journal. All published articles are freely available online under a Creative Commons license. Authors of accepted manuscripts pay an article processing fee to support open-access publication. MDM P&P does not publish in print.

MDM P&P is a new open-access journal that has an article processing charge (APC) of $2,500 USD, payable on formal manuscript acceptance. A discounted rate of $2,000 USD is available for author teams with at least one author who is a current member of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Manuscripts submitted initially on or before 12/31/2018 will receive a promotional discounted rate of $1,675 USD for non-Society members or $1,340 USD for Society members. This promotional rate remains effective regardless of manuscript acceptance date.

APC is waived by policy for articles where all authors are residents of a country listed on the World Bank List of Low – Upper Middle Income Countries.

MDM’s Open Access option
Medical Decision Making offers authors of primary research articles the option to make their articles freely available to all upon publication on SAGE’s Web site. This publishing option, called SAGE Choice, also permits authors to submit the final published manuscript to their funding agency’s preferred archive, if applicable. Authors of accepted manuscripts who wish to use SAGE Choice pay an article processing fee to support open-access publication. The SAGE Choice option will be made available by SAGE to authors of primary research articles only upon acceptance of their paper for publication. This policy is in order to prevent any potential conflicts of interest, and to ensure that authors’ choice/funder requirements have no influence on the editorial peer review and decision-making process. Authors who do not wish to use this service are under no pressure to do so, and their article will be published free of charge, in the usual manner. All existing policies on author posting of the final version will then apply. Please visit for more information about the SAGE Choice program. The article processing fee for MDM’s SAGE Choice option is currently $1500.

For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view SAGE’s Open Access FAQs.

Updated: 23 Aug 2018, RJF