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Rights & Permissions

Content Rental

As an additional service, Karger offers the option to rent Karger Content for a specific period of time. With Content Rental option in Rightslink®, the Copyright Clearance Center's online service, you can have immediate online access to the content you require. Access can be rented for 24 hours or 3 days with restricted printing and downloading. This service is available not only for journal articles but also for book chapters. Simply follow these easy steps:
  1. Locate the relevant content on the Karger website, click on the Get Permission link to open the Rightslink® page
  2. Follow Rightslink®'s self-explanatory online instructions and select ‘rent this content’ from the drop-down options to get a Quick Quote.
  3. Select the Rental Period.
  4. Create a Rightslink® account if you have not already done so to order and pay
  5. Accept the Karger Terms and Conditions
  6. Download your License.

Foreign Rights, Reprints

If you are interested in translating a Karger journal or book publication please visit our Foreign Rights Section to learn more about the process of acquiring the translation rights for the publications of your interest. Karger offers you the possibility of translating an entire book, a single journal issue or a complete journal volume.

How can I share It?

How Can I Share It?
The sharing of scholarly articles enables collaboration, the development of professional relationships and advances in science and discovery. Compliant with the sharing principles of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), ranked as a ‘green’ publisher by copyright and the Open Access self-archiving policy database Sherpa/Romeo, Karger allows its authors to share articles under the following conditions:

Open Access and Hybrid Journal Articles (Author’s Choice)
The author of a Karger Open Access article is free to share and upload the final published article to any website immediately after publication, provided that the terms of the applicable Creative Commons license are followed. For further information about Karger Open Access content and policy, please refer to the Karger Open Access Gateway.

Subscription Journal Articles
What can be shared with colleagues from the scientific community?
Every author who publishes in a Karger subscription journal can get permission from Karger to provide up to 25 colleagues from inside the scientific community with a free and specially watermarked PDF of the final article that has been published by Karger Publishers.


What can be archived?
Article version Personal website Department or institutional repository Noncommercial subject repository Commercial repository or academic social network
*Submitted manuscript (pre-print) At any time At any time After publication With expiry of an embargo period of 12 months after publication
Post-print manuscript After publication After publication After publication With expiry of an embargo period of 12 months after publication
Version of record (VoR) (final, published article) Abstract including link to the VoR can be posted Abstract including link to the VoR can be posted Abstract including link to the VoR can be posted Abstract including link to the VoR can be posted

  • Submitted manuscript (pre-print) means a paper that has not yet been peer reviewed, formatted or copy edited. The author may make a pre-print manuscript available on his/her personal website, in a department or institutional repository at any time. However, the upload of a pre-print manuscript on a commercial platform or academic social network requires the expiry of an embargo period of 12 months after publication of the final article. Upon acceptance, the author must update the record by acknowledging that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:

  • "This is a pre-print manuscript of an article published by S. Karger AG in [journal title/year/volume/issue/page] including DOI and available on www.karger.com/Article/FullText/doi."
*The pre- or post-print manuscript may not be posted at any time in any server, repository or other archive that assigns a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) that differs from the DOI of the final version published by Karger. Receipt of a DOI by any organization other than Karger constitutes publication, and thus infringes on Karger's exclusive right of initial publication. As a consequence Karger will be forced to immediately reject the manuscript concerned.

  • Accepted manuscript (post-print) means the version of the manuscript after the peer-review process but before production.

Personal or institutional server:

The author is permitted to archive an accepted manuscript (post-print) on his/her personal or institution's website, regardless of an embargo period provided the following conditions are met:
  • The article is archived on a personal or institutional website only;
  • The server must be noncommercial; Publisher’s copyright and the article's original source must be acknowledged;
  • The post-print version of the article must be linked to the publisher`s version on the Karger website.
Karger recommends using the following text:

"This is the accepted manuscript version of an article published by S. Karger AG in [journal title/year/volume/issue/page] including DOI and available on www.karger.com/Article/FullText/doi."


Public Open Access repositories or scientific networks:

In addition to the foregoing requirements, archiving an accepted manuscript on a public Open Access repository or a scientific network is permitted after a 12-month embargo period following publication of the final version on the Karger website.

  • Version of record (VoR) means the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by Karger formally and exclusively declaring the article “published”. The VoR may be posted neither to a personal or institutional website nor a noncommercial or commerical subject site. The author is permitted to reuse the abstract of the article including a link to the VoR on the Karger website only.

What can be reused in an MSc / PhD thesis?
Article version MSc / PhD thesis
Pre-print At any time
Post-print After publication
The publisher’s copyright and the source must be acknowledged
Version of record After publication
The publisher’s copyright and the source must be acknowledged

The author is permitted to include the pre-print, post-print or likewise the VoR in his/her MSc or PhD thesis immediately after publication of the VoR and without consideration of any embargo period.

Online Access Sponsoring

By sponsoring online access, you make individual book chapters or journal articles, entire journal issues or even whole volumes (published in 1998 or later) freely accessible to all Karger website visitors. The URL to the sponsored online access can of course be easily integrated into your promotional materials.
A short acknowledgement text, such as "Sponsored by..." in the respective Table of Contents makes your sponsorship visible to all visitors should you wish so. Hyperlinks can be added either to a specially created promotional page (html or PDF) hosted by Karger or directly to your company or product web site.
To explore this option, please contact Peter Roth.

Permission Requests: Rightslink® and Karger Request Form

Karger offers a quick and easy way to clear permissions for Karger Content via Rightslink®, the Copyright Clearance Center's online service:
  1. Locate the relevant content on the Karger website, click on the Request Permission link to open the Rightslink® page
  2. Follow Rightslink®'s self-explanatory online instructions and select your specifications from the drop-down options to get a Quick Quote
  3. Create a Rightslink® account if you have not already done so to order and pay
  4. Accept the Karger Terms and Conditions
  5. Download your License.
Requests concerning content currently not available online via Rightslink® must be addressed to Karger in writing. Please use this Request Form or contact Silvia Glücklich and David Schaub of Rights and Permissions and include the following information:
  1. Your full name and complete postal address
  2. Are you the author of the original work?
  3. Complete reference, including ISBN, DOI and page numbers if applicable
  4. What you would like to use, e.g. figure/table number, abstract, article and which content is needed, e.g. figure/table, cover, PDF
  5. Purpose and title of the new publication, print run and publisher
  6. In case of digital posting, title and description of the website and whether it is secure/password-protected. Please include also specifications of the intended use, e.g. number of site visitors, duration of presentation as well as number of downloads or copies if you wish to additionally distribute the material.

Usage and Republication Rights for Karger Authors

To find out more about your rights, please first refer to the Copyright Transfer Statement which you downloaded and filled in when you submitted your manuscript to Karger. The Resources for Authors section may also provide useful information on related topics.
If you require a license for republishing any material from your Karger article, please use the services of Rightslink®. If your work is not available online, please use this Request Form (under construction) or state details as mentioned above on how to obtain permission in an e-mail to Silvia Glücklich or David Schaub of Rights and Permissions.
To receive a PDF Author's Copy of your article, please contact Jana Steimle and include the complete article reference.
For detailed information on Karger's Self-Archiving policy, please refer to SHERPA/RoMEO.