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Karger Open Access Agreement


NUS Libraries has renewed a 3-year deal with Karger. For all submissions to Karger Open Access and Hybrid journals (except the Kompass journal series, which are by invitation only) made between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec 31, 2026, NUS corresponding authors can publish open access without incurring Article Processing Charges using their institutional email and specifying their institutional affiliation during the manuscript submission process. For instructions on the submission process, please check out the guide below.

To see the list of eligible journals from Karger (except Kompass), you may visit this link here:

If you have any questions regarding this agreement, please email us.

How does the agreement affect me?

As an NUS-affiliated author of a Karger Open Access or Hybrid journal article between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2026.

For articles to be published open access under the terms of this agreement, corresponding author must

  • select NUS as your affiliation in the publisher system during submission
  • use your NUS email (emails ending with when submitting your article

Corresponding author should not use personal email addresses (e.g.,, Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement.

A copy of your open access article will also be deposited into Scholarbank@NUS, NUS' institutional repository the next quarter from the published date.


If you do not wish to publish Open Access, you may choose another publishing option. If you select to NOT use the waiver you will be asked to give a reason and confirm. You can then proceed to publish your work at Karger as subscription only, paywalled content. Charges might occur.