All Karger journals are peer reviewed by experienced experts in the field. To find the right journal for your paper, go to the Journal Index
or the Subject Guide
Every journal homepage contains a 'Guidelines for Authors' section with requirements to be followed when preparing your manuscript.
Please also consult the general Technical Instructions
page on the preparation of manuscripts and figures.
Our journals offers online submission: the respective links and instructions can be found on the appropriate journal's homepage.
Ahead of Print: Online-first Journals
Virtually all Karger journal articles are published online first, so they are available for readers online and fully citable shortly after their authors' approval to print. Ahead of Print articles from Medline-indexed journals will be searchable in PubMed soon after online publication.
Author's Choice is an option that lets authors decide how to distribute their articles: either via the classic subscription model or with Open Access rights for online usage. Karger offers you the choice. To learn more, please read about Author's Choice here: www.karger.com/authors_choice
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) mandate under the NIH Public Access Policy that final, peer-reviewed manuscripts appear in the PMC digital database within 12 months of the publication date. As a service to our authors, Karger will submit your manuscript on your behalf to PMC (formerly PubMed Central) upon publication.
For those selecting our premium Author's ChoiceTM
service, the usual 12-month embargo will be overridden, accelerating the accessibility of your work.
More details on NIH's Public Access Policy are available here
Karger permits authors to archive their accepted manuscripts on their personal or institution's servers, provided the following conditions are met: Articles may not be used for commercial purposes, must acknowledge the publisher's copyright and must be linked to the publisher's version at www.karger.com. Authors selecting Karger's Author's ChoiceTM
service are also permitted to archive the final, published version of their articles, which include copyediting and design improvements as well as citation links.
How to Achieve Maximal Awareness of Your Article
Karger ensures that your publication will be seen by its target readership. To achieve maximal awareness of your publication, we suggest you to take the following steps:
Update your online CV and website by including the complete citation of your publication
Inform your institute's library that your article/book has been published so that it may be added to the list of publications they maintain
Include your publication in the suggested reading list of the courses you teach
Post a link to your publication on your social media sites or share it using the ‘Recommend this’ buttons next to your publication at www.karger.com
Cite your article in future publications
Order forms and a price list are sent along with article proofs. Orders submitted after the issue is printed are subject to considerably higher prices; please contact Peter Roth
. To receive a PDF Author's Copy of your article, please Contact Jana Steimle
and include the complete article reference.
All references in Karger journal articles (html fulltext) are linked to external resources such as
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)
ISI Web of Science
As of 2005, the PDF journal articles contain embedded the same citation links. To experience the PDF Plus technology, see this sample article
As a member of the CrossRef
, Karger utilizes Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in bibliographic data to facilitate unique and persistent identification of research material. Journal article citations contain reference links to source material located on the World Wide Web, when available. In addition to persistent identification, CrossRef also facilitates the discovery of research material on the Web through the CrossRef Search Pilot
initiative powered by a Google search engine. This collaborative effort launches a typical Google search but filters the result to include the scholarly research content from participating scholarly publishers. Thus, reducing the false hits produced by general web searches.
Use of EndNote
is recommended for easy management and formatting of citations and reference lists.
Queries on Submitted Papers
If you have a question about a paper you have submitted to one of our journals, please contact us using the e-mail address indicated on the journal's homepage or submission website. For other matters, authors may write to Christoph Reber
. Please be sure to mention the name of the journal to which you submitted your paper, the title of your work and the corresponding author.
Errors in Medline
We take great care to send Medline/PubMed
appropriately encoded data and double-check the spelling of names, particularly with regard to accents and signs not covered by HTML. Despite these efforts, conversion errors can occur.
If the mistake is only in Medline, please go to the Reporting Errors Section of PubMed FAQs at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/pubmederror.html
If the mistake also shows up on the Karger site and/or in the printed journal, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or use the Error Report form
. Please state journal name, volume, issue and page numbers as well as the DOI number if the article has not yet been printed, as well as article title and the nature of the error.
We have the capacity and publishing expertise to disseminate scientific information worldwide, either as part of one of our book series, as an independent book or as a special journal issue. Send Gabriella Karger
or our experienced Product and Marketing Managers Thomas Nold
or Peter Roth
an outline of your project and Karger will contact you with an offer tailored to your specific needs.
A published paper in a Karger book or journal entitles you to a special Author's Discount of currently 35% on all our book publications. Just mention your status as an author when you order directly from us.
External Language Editing Services
Several experienced companies provide professional language editing services to authors around the globe. Authors may wish to use such services to improve a paper's English and, therefore, its overall quality. This assistance is suggested either before an article is submitted for peer review or before it is accepted for publication.
External editing services provide expert editors in a wide variety of fields. They will check an author's manuscripts not only for terminology and language specific to the author's field
of expertise but also for proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, verb tense, and phrasing. In addition, professional editors make sure the text sounds natural and that sentences
are well constructed.
For more information, see the websites of these external language editing services:
American Journal Experts (AJE)
English editing & manuscript services by experts in your field. Designed for academic, scientific and medical research papers, manuscripts and journal articles.
Bioedit language services employs subject-specific editors in life science and medical research to assist authors in publishing in high-impact bioscience/medical journals.
Editage has over 12 years of experience editing medicine and life sciences manuscripts and offers a range of services to assist authors in the manuscript preparation process.
Rigorous substantive editing of biomedical science manuscripts. Each manuscript is checked by two professional editors with relevant subject expertise.
JournalPrep's English editing service puts authors directly in contact with
expert scientific and medical editors for a comprehensive, personalized service experience.
Oxford Science Editing
Experienced and dependable proofreading and editing services across a diverse range of scientific and medical subject areas.
15% discount for all Karger authors through this discounted editing page. ScienceDocs is a specialist-driven comprehensive editing company that also offers writing, translation and statistical consultation.
Recommended Reading for Authors
D.E. Matthews, V.T. Farewell:
Using and Understanding Medical Statistics
5th, revised and extended edition
An excellent introduction and invaluable reference for every medical researcher
Guide for Investigator Initiated Trials
An essential manual for beginners and senior researchers alike
Translational Medicine – What, Why and How: An International Perspective
New insights into concepts and practices of translational medicine
A Matter of Wonder
What Biology Reveals about Us, Our World, and Our Dreams
"A collection of extraordinary essays, reminiscent in many ways – scope, erudition, clarity, occasional whimsicality and sassiness – of Stephen Jay Gould's essays for Natural History."
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders
Dealing with physical illnesses and mental disorders when they occur together
You have published a book and would like to see it reviewed in one of our journals: Send Peter Stähli
of Book Reviews the necessary details.