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Empowering Libraries with the Latest Research

Everywhere you turn, questions arise when it comes to scientific publishing. Whether you are exploring standard subscriptions, Open Access, or transformative agreements, Karger is here to support librarians in fulfilling the needs of their patrons – from scientists to learners to faculty members.

Let us be your trusted guide in navigating the right avenues to provide access to medical research – via pick-and-choose options designed specifically for your institution or with products and services tailor-made for every stage of the research cycle. Discover our Open Access portfolio and e-learning Courses, including Campus a how-to tutorial for researchers to master the publishing process.

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Online Collections

We offer online collections combining titles across specialties and formats specifically to meet the diverse needs and requirements. Have a look at our online collections or get in touch with us for a tailored quote.

Subject Areas

Our Subject Guide reflects all subjects as well as special fields Karger serial publications currently cover and complements.

Catalogue & Pricing

Find more information about our book orders, our journal subscriptions, and our catalogue and price list.

Open Access

Being dedicated to accelerating a sustainable transition to Open Access, we are building on the power of Open Science to boost effective, efficient, and open scholarly communications.

Transformative Open Access Agreements

See if you may be eligible for coverage of Open Access publishing costs through your institution or a research funder.

Institutional Access

Karger supports the identity and access management tools Shibboleth and OpenAthens for subscribing institutions. More information about Shibboleth and OpenAthens.

E-Learning Courses

Tailormade courses for researchers, reviewed by experts. Have a look at our ever-expanding range of courses in the Health Sciences.

Science Communications & Outreach Services

From consultation to global promotion we provide an end-to-end communication service to the scientific community, making research accessible to all.


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Information & Downloads

Access and maintain your collections with high-quality metadata, to make our titles as discoverable as possible. Find here metadata for all digital products and collections, instantly and free of charge.



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    As a license manager at a leading global medicines company, I negotiate the licenses for the Karger e-journals and e-books. Karger provides content relevant to our associates, and our statistics show that the content is well-used. I highly recommend working with Karger, particularly because of their professionalism and friendly, personal relationships with their business partners.

    License manager at a leading global medicines company

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    An important step in the transition to open access
    Karger was one of the first publishers MALMAD signed a Read & Publish agreement with. We were very pleased to renew our Read & Publish agreement with Karger for three more years, covering costs for Israeli researchers at participating institutions to publish an unlimited number of Open Access articles in Karger’s journals both Hybrid and Gold, whilst also giving them reading access. Our continuous cooperation with Karger is an important step in the transition to Open Access.

    Dr. Sigal Lahav Scher, MALMAD Director


Additional Information

COUNTER Compliancy

Karger Publishers is COUNTER compliant. COUNTER, an acronym for Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources, is a multi-agency initiative to develop an internationally accepted standard to consistently measure the usage of online information products. It is actively supported by the international community of librarians and publishers, and by their professional organisations. Karger offers interactive online usage statistics as well as COUNTER compliant statistics to institutional subscribers. To access your institution's online usage statistics .

SUSHI Protocol

The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol is a NISO standard that facilitates the systematic downloading of institutional online usage statistics. This Standard defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a Web services framework that can replace the manual collection of usage reports. To harvest Karger online usage statistics using SUSHI visit SushiService Service.

SUSHI administrators please note: the Requestor ID in the protocol is the same as the institution's Customer ID with Karger. Direct questions regarding usage statistics harvesting to our .

Discovery Services

Explore Karger's comprehensive digital resources effortlessly. Seamlessly integrated with leading discovery platforms, our optimized indexing ensures easy access to all subscribed content. Access now.

Open URL

Karger journal articles are OpenURL Source enabled. Karger book chapters are OpenURL Target enabled using the DOI number. For example: /?doi=000316897.
Contact your OpenURL link resolver to register your holdings. If you require linking syntax information for Karger titles .
For more information on technology and application, please see the CrossRef's OpenURL FactSheet and their OpenURL resolver or the OpenURL and SFX Overview by ExLibris.
For your individual linking needs with details of your requirements.

Research4Life and HINARI

Karger offers low and middle income countries online access to journal content under the WHO's HINARI Access to Research in Health Program. According this program, eligible nations are granted free or very low cost access to research material. Visit HINARI for full information on registration and access to content.

Online and Print Book Orders

Almost all Karger books are available individually online or in print format. Prices for both formats can be found on our homepage and in our new catalogues.
When ordering Karger book titles in the different formats, please bear the following in mind:

  • Completion of a site license agreement is required with first-time orders for Karger online products (including individual eBooks). If you use an order form directly on the Karger website, the site license agreement is included.
  • For all other order submissions please complete our online license separately which we will file together with the order we receive from your agent. To enable us to match your license with your order, please indicate your library's address with your eBooks order. (Unless there are changes in the IP address information or the number of users/sites gaining access, you are not required to submit the site license again with further online orders.)
  • Standing orders may be placed for both formats (print or online).
  • As for all Karger online products, online access is guaranteed for a minimum of five years, while perpetual access is an extra option.
Orders can be placed at any bookstore, subscription agent or directly with Karger Publishers at .

Archives and Backfiles

Access the complete Journal Backfile and Archive Collections, including the very first issue of each journal, serving as valuable long-term reference sources. Our meticulously converted searchable PDFs, created using leading PDF and OCR software, offer 300 dpi visual quality. Enjoy full-text search capabilities and XML headers and references to facilitate efficient and productive research. To enhance visibility, Karger content is comprehensively indexed in leading A & I databases.
The Karger E-Journal Backfile Collection offers 76 e-journal titles spanning 1998 to 2020, featuring significant advancements in biomedical disciplines. Download the E-Journal Backfile Collection Leaflet for a complete list of titles. The Karger Archive Collection includes digitized journal issues from 1997 back to each title’s first year of publication, consisting of 74 titles. For individual E-Journal Archive pricing, refer to the E-Journal Archive Price List (xlsx).

Media Resources for Librarians

From live webinars to interviews with experts, discover a selection of media resources tailored to expand your knowledge about our offers and relevant initatives. Visit our Youtube channel.