June 2016


Dear Reader,

Have you heard of the Karger Open Access Gateway? Whatever your purpose is, take advantage of this information hub around Open Access topics.

This second issue of the Karger Open Access newsletter provides you with information about:

  • A new access and publication model
  • Karger's partnership with Kudos for Open Access journals
  • Options for publishing Gold Open Access with Karger
  • Open Access supplement issue of Nephron
  • Top Ten Open Access articles from April to June 2016

Do you have questions or feedback regarding Open Access? 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

A new access and publication model

After the Dutch government prioritized Open Access for Dutch Universities, Karger is one of the first publishing houses to implement an access and publication model in the Netherlands: nine members of the Dutch UKB consortium finalized an agreement with Karger Publishers which incorporates the publication of a fixed number of Open Access articles into the license arrangement. This consortial agreement also grants the participating UKB libraries and their clients full perpetual access to all Karger journal content of 2016 and 2017. Our press release contains more information about it.


 Open Access at Karger Publishers

Karger's partnership with Kudos for Open Access journals

Karger Publishers partners with Kudos to help its journal authors maximize the impact of their publications. Kudos is a free platform for increasing the reach and impact of publications. You as an author can explain your work in plain language, add links to related resources, and generate trackable links for sharing via email, web, and social networks; these enable your communication to be directly mapped against views, downloads, altmetrics, and citations.

Options for publishing Gold Open Access with Karger

Open Access journals
In Open Access journals, all articles are Gold Open Access. Authors usually have to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). The content of Open Access journals is freely available for all readers.

Biomedicine Hub
Biomedicine Hub is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed Open Access journal that aspires to bring together high-quality basic, translational and clinical research as well as public global health issues across biomedical fields to focus on interdisciplinary work at the forefront of medicine. With the idea that more and more studies are interdisciplinary in nature, Biomedicine Hub aims at exchanging knowledge between the various disciplines, and thus at supporting the development of cutting-edge technologies and the improvement of health care. There is currently no Article Processing Charge (APC)!

Author's ChoiceTM
Hybrid journals are subscription journals, in which some of the articles are published Gold Open Access. Authors can choose any of Karger's subscription journals and take advantage of the Author's Choice™ service, which usually requires a one-time publication fee. These articles can be read for free, whereas subscription is required to be able to read the remaining articles.

Open Access journals Multi-subject journal (Hybrid) Subscription journals
Selected subject areas All subject areas All subject areas
• Article Processing Charges
  (APC) for authors
• Free to read

• Currently no APC for
• Free to read

• Author's Choice™ option for
  authors (with APC)
• Open Access articles free
  to read

Open Access supplement issue of Nephron

An Open Access supplement issue of a subscription journal is an additional option to publish Open Access at Karger. Established in 1995 by the Renal Association, the UK Renal Registry (UKRR) currently collects data from 71 adult and 13 pediatric kidney centers. The annual report, funded by a small capitation fee, provides a snapshot of center performance across the UK and is used as a source document for audit and benchmarking against the quality of care standards. This 'UK Renal Registry – 18th Annual Report 2015' has been published as an Open Access supplement issue of Nephron.

Top Ten Open Access articles from April to June 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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