Furthermore, selecting Karger's premium Author's ChoiceTM option also enables any research to comply with the funding requirements of Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and virtually any other funder. This includes making the paper Open Access as well as depositing it immediately in PubMed Central when required by the funder. In addition, Author's Choice allows research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be included in PMC immediately, helping you fulfill your grant obligations while eliminating the standard 12-month embargo for PMC submissions.
The decision for Author's ChoiceTM or the traditional online distribution model does not affect editorial decisions at any stage. You will be asked to inform us of your choice after the peer review and acceptance stage, when you return your proofs. All articles will be peer reviewed, copyedited and professionally produced, and available both in print and online. Also, all articles, regardless of Author's ChoiceTM status, will be registered in CrossRef and included in the respective Abstracting and Indexing Services.
The Author's ChoiceTM model entails a one-time publication fee, which is independent of any standard publication charges that may apply during the production process. This service is a permissible cost in NIH grants and many others. For articles supported by some funders with Open Access requirements, such as Wellcome Trust, Author's ChoiceTM is mandatory and will be reimbursed by the funding body. Many other grants cover this cost as well.
Most Author's Choice™ articles are distributed according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which you can read about the Karger Open Access web page at www.karger.com/OpenAccess. Karger Publishers acts as a central point for commercial requests as well as questions about distribution of remixed, transformed, and built upon material, in order to help protect your work from misuse.
For research funded by the Wellcome Trust, RCUK and other organizations with the same requirements, Open Access papers are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
For further details and queries, please contact Karger's Open Access team at firstname.lastname@example.org