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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL


Karger Publishers

Karger Publishers in Basel, Switzerland, is a global, medical and scientific publishing company. Independent and family-run in the fourth generation, Karger is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community with publications of high-quality content, covering all fields of medical science. The company puts great emphasis on direct and personal relationships with all its partners.

The Karger publishing program comprises more than 100 peer-reviewed journals as well as up to 15 new book releases every year. The range of publications includes a growing number of Open Access journals. In line with the company's commitment to the global transfer of knowledge, Karger content is published predominantly in English, with a strong focus on basic and clinical research, and is in general available electronically online.

Participating institutions

Institutions participating in the CAUL Read & Publish Agreement include:

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

From 2023, the following institutions will also participate in this agreement:

  • James Cook University

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

Included titles

  • Acta Cytologica  
  • Acta Haematologica 
  • American Journal of Nephrology
  • Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 
  • Audiology and Neurotology
  • Blood Purification 
  • Brain, Behavior and Evolution
  • Breast Care
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiorenal Medicine           
  • Caries Research 
  • Cells Tissues Organs    
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Complementary Medicine Research 
  • Cytogenetic and Genome Research  
  • Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 
  • Dermatology 
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Digestion  
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Digestive Surgery 
  • European Addiction Research 
  • European Neurology 
  • European Surgical Research 
  • European Thyroid Journal              
  • Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 
  • Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
  • Gerontology 
  • Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 
  • Hormone Research in Paediatrics 
  • Human Development 
  • Human Heredity
  • International Archives of Allergy and Immunology  
  • Intervirology 
  • Journal of Vascular Research    
  • Karger Kompass Autoimmun 
  • Karger Kompass Dermatologie
  • Karger Kompass Neumología  
  • Karger Kompass Onkologie
  • Karger Kompass Ophthalmologie
  • Karger Kompass Pneumologie
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Molecular Neuropsychiatry 
  • Molecular Syndromology 
  • Neonatology  
  • Nephron 
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases 
  • Neuroendocrinology 
  • Neuroepidemiology 
  • Neuroimmunomodulation  
  • Neuropsychobiology
  • Ocular Oncology and Pathology 
  • Oncology   
  • Oncology Research and Treatment
  • Ophthalmic Research    
  • Ophthalmologica 
  • ORL  
  • Pathobiology 
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery 
  • Pharmacology  
  • Phonetica  
  • Psychopathology  
  • Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
  • Public Health Genomics              
  • Pulse
  • Respiration 
  • Sexual Development                   
  • Skin Appendage Disorders 
  • Skin Pharmacology and Physiology 
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 
  • Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
  • Urologia Internationalis
  • Verhaltenstherapie
  • Visceral Medicine

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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