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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL


Karger Publishers

Karger Publishers is a worldwide publisher of scientific and medical content based in Basel, Switzerland. It is independent and family-led in the fourth generation by Chairwoman and Publisher Gabriella Karger. Connecting and advancing health sciences since 1890, Karger has been continuously evolving, keeping pace with the current developments and shifts in research and publishing. The publishing house is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community, clinicians, and patients with publications of high-quality content and services in health sciences. Karger Publishers has 240 employees and is present in 15 countries around the globe.

Read more about this agreement from Karger Publishers.

This page was lasted updated on 3 May 2023.

Participating institutions

Institutions participating in the CAUL Read & Publish Agreement include:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Curtin University
  • James Cook University
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Queensland
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Western Australia

Authors who do not see their institution listed above should contact library staff to enquire further.


Please see the full list of titles included in this agreement.


Information for authors

Corresponding authors from institutions listed under 'Participating institutions' may publish immediately to open access on the publisher's platform once the article has been accepted, with no transactional APCs. 

Author rights

Articles from authors at member institutions will be published under a CC-BY-NC license, which allows reuse (with some conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors.

How to submit your article for open access publishing

Submit your article via the publisher's submission platform. Links to submit are provided on each journal's page on the publisher website.

View the Karger Publishers' website for information for authors.

The publisher undertakes manual checks to identify authors eligible for open access publishing under the terms of the agreement. Contact the publisher if you have any questions about this process. Contact details are available on the publisher's information for authors page.

Information for libraries

This agreement is for a single year on an opt-in basis.

Licensing information


The agreement provides perpetual access to Karger Backfiles (Backfiles were previously a separate purchase. Archives are available for separate purchase).

  • The agreement provides open access publishing in all Karger journals by corresponding authors of institutions listed under 'Participating institutions'. 
  • There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published under the agreement.
  • There are no transactional APCs or other service charges for papers submitted by corresponding authors from participating institutions.

Publishing alerts

From August 2021, Karger will provide regular publishing reports with article level information.

Librarians can sign up to receive alerts when new articles are published. View the publisher's information for librarians for more information.

Sharing via repositories

Green open access
  • Green open access is allowed with no embargo. 
  • Libraries may use the published article for repositories, however, they must show the copyright belongs to Karger and the link to the article must link to the publisher’s platform.
  • Authors may use the author accepted version for self-archiving.
  • There is no automated loading to institutional repositories.
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