December 2016


Dear Reader,

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 Karger Open Access Gateway to find useful information about how and where to publish your research Open Access!

• OASPA Conference
• Funding Information on the Open Access Gateway
• News from Biomedicine Hub: BioMedMix
• Altmetric High Scores 2016
• Top Ten Open Access articles October to December 2016

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

Kind regards,
Beth Bayley for the Karger Open Access team

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 News from the Open Access World

OASPA Conference

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, or OASPA, held its 8th annual Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) in September. COASP 2016, which Karger co-sponsored, covered a host of topics helping shape the development of Open Access – from peer review to open data to ‘atomized content’ and much more. Recordings, slides and posters can be viewed here.

Karger's membership in OASPA means Karger fulfills the strict criteria that ensure publishers meet various standards for Open Access publishing. OASPA promotes information exchange, education, and innovation; sets standards; supports the development of business and publishing models that support Open Access; and advocates for Gold Open Access.


 Open Access at Karger Publishers

Funding Information on the Open Access Gateway

Karger has expanded the funding information on the Open Access Gateway, adding links to policies of funders in China, India, and Japan. This section of the Open Access Gateway is designed to help authors quickly access the requirements of their funding organizations. It is just one of Karger's efforts to ensure that authors can easily meet all Open Access-related obligations. Please write to with all questions or to inquire about funders that might not be shown in the list to date.

News from Biomedicine Hub: BioMedMix

The multidisciplinary Open Access journal Biomedicine Hub has been enhanced by a new section. The BioMedMix provides news and comments on biomedical topics. Stay informed with this growing treasure chest of easy-to-read short texts summarizing original articles, interviews, and other publications about popular biomedical subjects.

Biomedicine Hub aims to exchange knowledge between the various disciplines, and thus to support the development of cutting-edge technologies and the improvement of health care. There is currently no Article Processing Charge (APC), so it is free to submit and publish in this journal!

Altmetric High Scores 2016

Since October, Karger has partnered with Altmetric, providing a service that is considered highly complementary to Open Access publishing. To ring out the year with a special offer, Karger has created the article selection ‘Altmetric High Scores 2016’, composed of the 100 Karger articles with the highest online impact in 2016. Take the opportunity to browse through this varied collection of articles which attracted interest on social media. From weight loss to depression, many of those articles are Open or Free Access. All other articles from this top 100 list are available at a reduced price of 15.00 CHF/USD/EUR until January 6, 2017.

Top Ten Open Access articles October to December 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

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

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

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

European Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults
Obes Facts 2015;8:402-424

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

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

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

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

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

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