Open Access Newsletter extern 3/2016
September 2016


Dear Reader,

Would you like to be part of the Open Access community? The quarterly Karger Open Access newsletter provides you with news from the Open Access world and information about Open Access at Karger.

Please visit the submit section on the Karger Open Access gateway to find useful information about how and where to publish your research Open Access!


  • Pay it forward study by the Mellon Foundation
  • New at Karger: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Abstracting and Indexing of Karger Open Access journals
  • Top Ten Open Access articles July to September 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

Pay it forward study by the Mellon Foundation

The Pay it forward study by the Mellon Foundation addresses the question of a wholesale shift of the scholarly journal publishing system to Gold Open Access. The study is based on qualitative research to find out what members of the focus groups think about Open Access and how it is financed as well as quantitative research about library journal budgets and institutional publishing patterns. With a focus on large, research-oriented universities in North America, the study shows that there would be great financial implications for institutions in a fully APC-charged journal market. The costs for Gold Open Access would exceed current library journal budgets and would make it necessary to find alternative funding to cover the cost difference.

This study is mentioned here in order to exemplify one of the hot topics within the Open Access world. Karger Publishers is dedicated to offer several publishing models and to be entirely transparent on the charges we impose on authors.


 Open Access at Karger Publishers

New at Karger: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology

Karger is the new publisher of the journal GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology. The journal, with a focus on clinical and basic research in the fields of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Hepatology and related topics, was founded in 1996 and was formerly published by Elsevier. It is the official publication of the Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology, the Portuguese Society of Digestive Endoscopy and the Portuguese Association for the Study of the Liver.

Abstracting and Indexing of Karger Open Access journals

In addition to the indexing in PubMed Central (PMC), all of the Karger Open Access journals are now indexed and searchable in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

More information about indexing and abstracting can be found in the 'About this journal' section on each journal's website. The section contains a complete list of all bibliographic services in which a journal is indexed.

Top Ten Open Access articles July to September 2016

Have a look at the most read Karger 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

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

Coxsackievirus A6 and Hand,Foot and Mouth Disease:Three Case Reports of FamilialChild-to-Immunocompetent Adult Transmission and a Literature Review
Case Rep Dermatol 2013;5:203–209

Sonographic Assessment of Renal Size in Healthy Adults
Med Princ Pract 2014;23:432–436

Dysmetabolic Hyperferritinemia: All Iron Overload Is Not Hemochromatosis
Case Rep Gastroenterol 2015;9:7–14

Estimating the Harms of Nicotine-Containing Products Using the MCDA Approach
Eur Addict Res 2014;20:218–225

Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation
Med Princ Pract 2003;12:54–69

Wilkie's Syndrome or Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: Fact or Fantasy
Case Rep Gastroenterol 2015;9:194–199

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