Engage with Us and Get Recognized

Initiatives to recognize and reward researchers and their contributions.

Authors, reviewers, Editorial Board members – the list of contributing experts along the research cycle is long. Karger Publishers appreciates the work of all involved in the process of submitting, reviewing, publishing, and promoting a paper. How do we recognize our researchers? Let’s find out.

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Writing and publishing a scientific paper can be a lengthy and complex process. However, being an author is essential to every researcher. It is a learned skill that is perfected over many years in a scientist’s career. Authors have individual needs. Some of them might be at the start of their career writing their first paper, others might be researchers with years of experience in writing and submitting manuscripts. Some work at institutes where they have support from their peers, others work in smaller institutes with less resources. We offer many services and courses that aim to cover the needs of each of them.


Author Awards and Recognition

Publishing is an important part of a research project, but it also takes a lot of time and effort. We acknowledge each author and support them in all career stages with different rewards.

• Best Paper of a Journal
• Best Conference Paper
• Best Papers written by Young Researchers

Cells Tissues Organs Young Investigators Award

Cells Tissues Organs is pleased to support early career researchers in the areas of developmental biology, stem cell biology, and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Journal of Vascular Research JVR/ESM Prize

The Journal of Vascular Research and the European Society for Microcirculation are pleased to highlight prominent researchers in the field.

The Thomas Karger Award in Evolutionary Neuroscience

Brain Behavior and Evolution and the J. B. Johnston Club are pleased to support early career researchers in Evolutionary Neuroscience.





Publishing With us, an Author’s Experience

When deciding about the authorship of a manuscript you should take in consideration the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). You should also read your target journal’s Aims and Scope and guidelines for authors and consider using the provided templates for the different article types. You may always reach out to our experienced editorial staff in case of questions.

Are you interested in publishing with us? Ms. Fabia Stich talked about her publishing experience in this interview Publishing with Karger: My Experience.


Picking the Right Journal for Your Paper

To easily find the right journal to submit your paper to you can have a look at the full list of all Karger journals.

E-learning Course

You may also want to check our “How to Choose a Target Journal” course.


How To Get Your Biomedical Paper Published

Preparing your manuscript for submission and navigating the peer review process can be daunting. Once a journal has been selected, the following resources support researchers embarking on their publication journey:

E-Learning Course

A practical guide for young researchers to master the process of writing a scientific paper and finding joy in it.


Check out the practical guide for graduate students and postdocs.


Check out the recording of our live webinar on “How To Get Your Paper Published”.


Be Part of Our Community

We are putting you in front of the audience you wish to reach. To amplify your reach, you can use a ready-made visual for your social media.


More Resources for Authors

Under Authors you find all the necessary information about the publishing process at Karger. Our teams of experienced Publication Managers, Production Editors and editorial staff will guide you through the submission, publication and dissemination of your research article. For detailed information and queries on specific topics please refer to the contact details on each journal's homepage.




Reviewers are responsible for ensuring the validity, significance, and rigor of the reporting in a submitted manuscript. The peer review process is the assessment by independent experts in the research field.
Check out our newest Webinar about Research Integrity Promoting Reproducibility Through Peer Review.


Reviewer Rewards and Recognition

To recognize the valuable work of reviewers, Karger Publishers offers

• Reviewer Certificates
• Automatic Update “Peer Review Section” in ORCiD Profile
• Annual Acknowledgement in the Journals
• Best Reviewers Award in Selected Journals

Reviewer Certificate and ORCiD Peer Review Section

All Karger reviewers can download a reviewer recognition certificate after they have completed their review. Karger reviewers can also automatically update their ORCiD peer review section to raise the visibility of their efforts and contributions.

EACCME® Recognition of Reviewer Certificate

Karger's Reviewer Certificate is EACCME® pre-approved. Claim your EACCME® credits independently on the section "Reviewing scientific and educational material (REV)". Please note that a fee might be charged by EACCME®.

Peer Review Process

What is peer review and how does it work? Independent researchers with relevant expertise assess submitted manuscripts to support the individual journal Editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in the journal.

E-Learning Course “Peer Review Collection”

This collection is composed of three courses and provides a practical toolbox on how to peer review different types of scientific manuscripts.

Guidelines for Reviewers

To support the work of our reviewers, we provide resources to assist them in preparing their review report. The Guidelines for Reviewers are available to everyone who reviews in our journals and can be downloaded here.



Interested in Being a Reviewer?

The best way to make you more visible as a potential reviewer is through your own publications, or by having your peers refer you as a reviewer should they not be able to accept their own invitations to review.

However, if you would like to apply to act as a reviewer for one of our publications, fill out the form:

Apply as a Reviewer



Editorial Board Members

The Editorial Board consists of a team of experts in the journal’s field. They provide specialist knowledge when discussing potential topics for special issues or ensuring that submitted manuscripts fit the journal’s aims and scope. They identify topics for special issues, attracting new authors submitting their research in a defined field of interest. In addition, they are also encouraged to submit their own manuscripts as well as those from their teams to the journal.


Editorial Board Member Benefits

Every Editorial Board Member of a Karger journal receives

• Complementary Subscription to the Journal
• Special discount or waiver on publications fees in their Journal

Furthermore, we invite our Editors to be featured in our websites with video or written interviews:

Get to Know our Editor-in-Chief Brant E. lsakson

Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Resident Faculty of the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, UVA School of Medicine Pinn Scholar, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Meet the Editor-in-Chief Craig S. Anderson

Prof. Craig S. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of the journals Cerebrovascular Diseases and Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra, talks about the scope and the direction of the journals and explains important steps for submitting a paper.

Meet the Editor-in-Chief Fernando Schmitt

Prof. Fernando Schmitt, renowned pathologist, introduces himself in his new role as Editor-in-Chief of Karger journal Pathobiology – The Journal of Translational Pathology, and briefly explains the direction he would like to take the journal in.



Do you have any questions? Please contact our team .