Karger News about Open Access
March 2017


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, as well as an extensive collection of completely free content!

  • Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference
  • Dermatopathology – One of 20 Karger Open Access Journals
  • 10 Years of Obesity Facts
  • Kudos Partnership Helps Authors Reach Audiences
  • Top Ten Open Access Articles January to March 2017

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

Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Conference

In January, the twelfth Academic Publishing in Europe, or APE, conference took place, this time with the theme 'Publishing Ethics: Doing the Right Thing – Doing Things Right'. Speeches and discussions about peer review played a central role in the three-day program. Although peer review cannot prevent plagiarism, it is important as a means to validate the significance and originality of research, as one of the keynote speakers explained. One interesting initiative, which connects publishers and researchers, is the 'PEERE project'. It aims to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability of peer review, asserting that peer review is a cornerstone of science. Videos of the presentations from this year's APE conference are viewable online.

All Karger journals, including the Open Access journals, are committed to strict publishing standards that include peer review. This means that the editor of a journal sends a submitted manuscript to a dedicated peer reviewer without naming the authors of the article, to ensure objectivity. The reviewer gives advice, also forwarded anonymously to the authors, about improvements that are necessary before an article can be accepted and published. This helps to ensure the quality and trustworthiness of every published article.


 Open Access at Karger Publishers

Dermatopathology – One of 20 Karger Open Access Journals

Dermatopathology, launched three years ago, is a cornerstone publication in Karger's dermatology program. It aims to share important clinicopathological developments with the global community of dermatopathologists, and create a stronger link between dermatopathology, clinical dermatology and investigative dermatology. The journal's original papers, reviews, and case studies are highly discoverable due to listings in PubMed Central, PubMed, the Directory of Open Access Journals and numerous other Abstracting & Indexing databases. Dermatopathology is accepting submissions, and strives to publish papers rapidly once accepted. Submitting your research facts is easy via the Open Access Gateway.

10 Years of Obesity Facts

Highly respected journal Obesity Facts is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. It set out as a forum for obesity research in Europe, but quickly developed into an essential source for novel and interesting articles and reviews on a wide range of related topics. In 2013, Obesity Facts switched to Open Access to make its contents available to as many people as possible, including those in poorer countries as well as those with more financial resources. Obesity Facts, listed in Medline, is a truly international platform for obesity research, with nearly half of submissions from outside Europe. Going forward, Obesity Facts aims to continue increasing its impact (currently Impact Factor 2.4) and also to further investigate the integrated management of surgical and conservative obesity medicine.
Obesity Facts is the official journal of the European Association for the Study of Obesity, or EASO, and the German Obesity Society (DAG) and is affiliated with the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – European Chapter (IFSO-EC).

Kudos Partnership Helps Authors Reach Audiences

Karger Publishers has partnered with Kudos to help authors reach a wide audience and maximize the impact of their publications with minimal effort. All Karger authors who registered for Kudos and shared their Karger Open Access publication in February were entered in a raffle. All winners were notified and have received their prizes. Have you already set up your profile at Kudos? It takes only a few minutes yet can greatly improve the impact of your article.

Top Ten Open Access articles January to March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Saturated Fat Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke: A Science Update
Ann Nutr Metab 2017;70:26–33

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

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

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

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