Karger Publishers and ScienceOpen cooperate to highlight medical research

Karger Publishers, one of world’s leading health sciences publishers, will feature publications from dozens of their international, peer-reviewed journals in 11 topical Collections on ScienceOpen, including ten Collections of handpicked articles on specialized fields of medicine, as well as a special Collection on COVID-19.

Thanks to its scope and the richness of the content, this partnership between Karger and ScienceOpen, boosts dissemination of high-quality medical research and creates an invaluable digital resource for medical researchers and practitioners.

Ten featured Collections are each themed around a particular area of medicine and pool together publications from many sources into landing pages with unique and stable DOIs:

Karger: Cardiovascular System | Karger: Dermatology | Karger: Digital Health | Karger: Endocrinology | Karger: Gastroenterology | Karger: Nephrology | Karger: Neurology and Neuroscience | Karger: Nutrition and Dietetics | Karger: Oncology | Karger: Ophthalmology

In addition, a special Collection on COVID-19 will be featured on ScienceOpen. As signatories of the consensus statement by Wellcome on sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Karger and ScienceOpen jointly work to increase the outreach of numerous free access and open access articles and to facilitate robust knowledge dissemination during the pandemic.

By being integrated into the interactive platform of ScienceOpen, the articles from Karger Publishers will be contextualized in terms of disciplines, related citations, keywords, and authors. Moreover, each featured article will become open to community curation (commenting, post-publication peer review, Collection curation), and equipped with article-level metrics that, in combination with ScienceOpen’s numerous search and filter tools, make research discovery quicker and easier. The full overview can be found in the Karger Super Collection.

To further support discovery of relevant research, the scope and featured contents of every Collection are clearly described and can be found on the “Collection details” page. For prospective authors, each Collection contains further details on the incorporated journals, links to the publisher’s website, as well as a “submit a manuscript” button.

“Karger is excited to start a partnership with ScienceOpen in such a comprehensive manner. We are increasingly connecting authors with readers in novel digital ways on open communication channels, making sure that their results can reach their audience anytime, anywhere in the cycle of knowledge. The collaboration with ScienceOpen is another step in achieving this vision,” says Daniel Ebneter, CEO at Karger Publishers.

Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen CEO, says “Particularly in the medical field it is essential to distinguish carefully selected and vetted research within the digital resources used globally for the health and well-being of all. We are therefore thrilled to be working with Karger Publishers to highlight these high-quality resources within the ScienceOpen discovery environment and encourage community interaction.”

Thanks to these new Collections, readers will benefit from having high-quality hand-picked selections of research from globally leading Karger Publishers, while the authors’  work be more discoverable, more widely read and universally open to community feedback.