Subscribe to Open – Karger Publishers

“In 2023, we will be piloting the Subscribe to Open (S2O) business model with two journals, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Developmental Neuroscience, as part of our ongoing drive to support the transition to Open Access (OA). S2O is a alternative way to move journals to OA, alleviating some of the challenges that come with Gold OA. Where Gold OA relies on payment for publishing in the form of Article Processing Charges (APCs) by the authors or their institutions, S2O makes use of the existing subscription base, funds and infrastructure to make journals free to read and share as well as to publish in. Unlike Gold OA journals, which are continually OA, the OA status of S2O journals is decided volume by volume, early every year (depending on the level of subscriptions). S2O was originally developed by the publisher Annual Reviews and has been adopted by a growing number of publishers who are collaborating in the S2O Community of Practice….”

Karger Publishers to adopt Plan S-aligned ‘Transformative Journal’ model for journals

“Karger Publishers is adopting the Plan S-aligned ‘Transformative Journal’ model for a growing number of journals, acting on its commitment to accelerate the transition to Open Access (OA).

Seven Karger Publishers journals have committed to the Transformative Journals model so far. These include: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cardiology, Cytogenetic and Genome Research, Skin Appendage Disorders, Sexual Development, and European Addiction Research.

Transformative Journals (TJs) are hybrid journals (subscription journals that also publish OA articles) that actively foster OA and increase the number of primary research articles they publish, with the aim to ultimately become fully Gold OA journals. This is one step toward executing Karger Publishers’ “open for Open” strategy, which embraces and promotes OA and Open Science. The TJs, which publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license, also make it even easier for all Karger Publishers authors to meet funder mandates….”

Interview with Beth Bayley, Karger Publishers – DOAJ News Service

“A very important aspect of our strategy is to embrace, contribute to and promote Open Science, which naturally means a major emphasis on a sustainable transition to open access (OA). Besides ensuring that our policies and services support OA, we’re also working with institutions to innovate flexible Publish and Read agreements (a.k.a. transformative agreements), launching OA journals, flipping journals and adopting the Transformative Journal model for some journals….

Ideologically, OA seems like a no-brainer. In a perfect world, there would be no barriers to lifesaving and enhancing knowledge based on where, or under what circumstances, people are born. However, the challenges to making all high-quality research openly accessible—with all the essential tools to make it discoverable and useful, and everything else publishers do—are real. I think platinum OA, where there is no charge for reading or publishing, could go far to reduce inequity so I’m especially excited about our platinum OA journals, which we call Partner Publications. They help make sure organizations have a voice in the global conversation and remove barriers to readers and authors….”

Karger Fast Facts, a handbook series for clinicians and patients, will be Free Access as of January 2021.

“Karger will offer clinicians and patients unlimited free access to the Fast Facts series, a collection of more than 100 resources spanning multiple topics across the field of medicine. Fast Facts address knowledge gaps in healthcare, enabling a dialogue between healthcare professionals, patients, and other stakeholders from the healthcare ecosystem.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a pilot that made Fast Facts Free Access for clinicians has proven to be immensely popular, demonstrating a substantial increase in usage. Karger will now roll out Free Access globally, underlining its ambition and commitment to promoting health through communication. Institutions from the industry, academia, and public organizations involved in the initiation and funding of those titles will benefit from increased reach to their target audiences….”