Karger Open Access March 2016
April 2016


Dear Reader,

This is the first Karger Open Access Newsletter. The Karger Open Access team is excited to provide you with news and information from the Open Access world on a quarterly basis. This issue contains information about:

  • Green Open Access
  • Open Access options at Karger Publishers
  • 6 reasons why you should submit to Biomedicine Hub
  • Top Ten Open Access articles January to March 2016

Do you have questions or feedback? The Karger Open Access team looks forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,
Nadia Garcia for the Karger Open Access team

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 News from the Open Access world

Green Open Access

The 'Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft' (DFG) in Germany has started the 'DeepGreen' project which aims to support the Open Access rights regarding Alliance and National licences: Research publications, funded by the DFG, which are permitted to be free access after an embargo period. Karger Publishers cooperates with the DFG as a pilot partner. For more information about 'DeepGreen' please visit https://deepgreen.kobv.de.

What is Green Open Access? Green Open Access means Open Access after an embargo period. A Green Open Access article is not the version of record. It could be the typeset PDF before peer review or the accepted manuscript after peer review but before production. Please read more about Green Open Access in the next article.


 Open Access at Karger Publishers

Open Access options at Karger Publishers

Gold Open Access
A Gold Open Access article is free to access online immediately and permanently in its final published form (version of record). All articles in a Karger Open Access journal are Gold Open Access and meet the requirements of funding bodies or academic institutions. Most articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND). Articles can be read, downloaded, printed, and shared provided that use is for non-commercial purposes only, no modifications or adaptations are made, and proper credit is given to the authors as well as the original publisher. For research funded by the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and other organizations with the same requirements, papers are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Green Open Access
Karger permits you to archive your pre-prints (i.e. pre-peer review) or post-prints (i.e. accepted manuscript after peer review but before production) on your personal or your institution's internal website. In addition, you may post your accepted manuscripts in public Open Access repositories and scientific networks no earlier than 12 months following the publication of the final version of your article.

Author's Choice™
Author's Choice™ is a service available for all Karger subscription journals that allows you to publish a Gold Open Access Article. For a one-time fee Author's Choice™ broadens the reach of your article and gives all users worldwide free and full access for reading, downloading and printing at www.karger.com. More information can be found at www.karger.com/authors_choice.

6 reasons why you should submit to Biomedicine Hub

1. Rigorous peer review
2. Professional layout and copyediting
3. Highest scientific publishing ethics and standards
4. Rapid publication
5. Perpetual preservation in Dark Archives
6. Open Access – free to read and share

There is currently no Article Processing Charge (APC) - submit now!

      The interdisciplinary 'hub' for researchers, clinicians and public health professionals

Top Ten Open Access articles January to March 2016

Have a look at the latest Karger Top Ten Open Access articles:

Most Important Chronic Complications of Arteriovenous Fistulas for Hemodialysis
Med Princ Pract 2013;22:220–228

An Encapsulated Fruit and Vegetable Juice Concentrate Increases Skin Microcirculation in Healthy Women
Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2012;25:2–8

Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: Review of a Rare and Treatable Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Case Rep Gastroenterol 2013;7:293–298

Kicking Back Cognitive Ageing: Leg Power Predicts Cognitive Ageing after Ten Years in Older Female Twins
Gerontology 2016;62:138–149

The Diagnostic Challenges of Autoimmune Pancreatitis
Case Rep Gastroenterol 2015;9:56–61

Cannabis Extract Treatment for Terminal Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Philadelphia Chromosome Mutation
Case Rep Oncol 2013;6:585–592

Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation
Med Princ Pract 2003;12:54–6

A Simplified and Structured Teaching Tool for the Evaluation and Management of Pulseless Electrical Activity
Med Princ Pract 2014;23:1–6

Primary Health Care and Public Health: Foundations of Universal Health Systems
Med Princ Pract 2015;24:103–116

Mallory-Weiss Tear during Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Case Rep Gastroenterol 2015;9:62–67

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