Karger Open Access empowers researchers, policy makers and others to easily read and share trusted, peer-reviewed articles in health sciences, facilitating a rapid and impactful exchange of knowledge in these communities.
We are Open for Open
Karger Publishers is dedicated to accelerating a sustainable transition to Open Access, building on the power of Open Science to maximize effective, efficient, and open scholarly communications. Find out how we can help Open Access work for you.
For an even quicker overview of Open Access topics, refer to our handy explainer.
Types of Open Access & Licenses, Copyright and Costs
Publish & Access - Transformative Agreements
Science Communications & Outreach Services
Transformative Journals – Transforming to Open Access
Submit and Publish Open Access
FAQs for Researchers, Institutions and Funders
Subscribe to Open (S2O)
Advantages of Open Access
- Gold OA articles are immediately, permanently free for anyone, anywhere to read, share and re-use
- Sustained via an Article Processing Charge (APC) paid by an institution, research funder or author
- Waivers and discounts available for authors without means
- Authors retain copyright
- Peer reviewed
- Held to the same rigorous ethical and quality standards as all Karger Journals
- Member of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
- Indexed in major indices and databases, including PubMed and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Heightened visibility, speed of dissemination and impact
- Karger supports Green OA via self-archiving
Karger is a member/sponsor of the following organizations, which enforce high quality and ethical standards for Open Access publishing:
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Find answers to commonly raised questions about Open Access at Karger. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to ask our specialists.
Is there a difference in quality between Open Access and subscription articles?
Why publish Open Access?
Are Open Access articles in PubMed and other indexes?
Gold Open Access journals are also indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Is Open Access only online?
Which journals are compliant with my funding mandate?
Does my university or research institution have an agreement with Karger?
What is a Creative Commons (CC) license? What’s the difference between Gold and Green Open Access?
What is an Open Access agreement and what are the benefits?
Benefits for institutions include advancing their goals for an Open Access transition in a cost-effective way and raising the profile of their authors and institutions. Authors in turn benefit from a clear, simple process for OA publication without prohibitive costs and can increase the impact of their work.
What do Publish and Access agreements include?
How can institutions secure a Publish and Access agreement?
How do authors take advantage of their institutions’ Open Access agreements?
What is Karger doing to advance the transition to Open Access?
Some related activities include Publish and Access agreements, APC vouchers, “flipping” (converting) subscription journals to OA, launching new OA journals, OA books and Partner Publication OA journals developed together with research-supporting organizations. Karger is also a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and supports authors from low-income countries with a waiver and discount program.
More information can be found in the Karger Newsroom. Institutions may also be interested to read about Karger’s ‘Open for Open’ efforts in the guest blog post from OASPA’s 2020 conference.
Under what conditions can metadata be used?
Do Karger articles comply with my organization’s Open Access mandate?
What are Karger’s policies on preprints and open data?
How do funders benefit from facilitating Open Access?
How does Karger support research funders?
Moreover, vouchers and agreements for OA publishing, Partner Publications as a vehicle for disseminating research, and solutions to simplify the research process help funding organizations create the most impact from their investments.
For all Open Access inquiries, please contact the Open Access team.