Karger partners with Indian 'Institute of Eminence'

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Karger Publishers, a global publisher specialising in medical research, has announced a collaboration with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India, an Institute of Eminence. The company says the agreement marks a significant step towards advancing open access (OA) initiatives in India and demonstrates Karger's commitment to promoting cutting-edge research on a global platform.

Amid the growth of professional education in India over the past decade, MAHE has emerged as a top-ranked institution with a strong focus on research, as an Institute of Eminence recognised by the Government of India. As a globally engaged institution with collaborations with over 250+ leading universities worldwide, MAHE is at the forefront of facilitating international partnerships in study, research, and service. 

By teaming up with MAHE, Karger says it aims to support the growth of open access in India through read-and-publish agreements, tailored to meet the specific needs of Indian researchers and institutions. This groundbreaking agreement aligns with Karger's vision to foster open access in India, creating novel opportunities for researchers and authors to publish their work in an open access format and gain visibility on a global scale through Karger's journals.

Dr. Santhosh, Dy Director Research (Tech) & Institutional Open Access Coordinator, lauded the partnership: "Through a transformative agreement, researchers in the field of medicine at MAHE will gain access to content provided by Karger and have the opportunity to publish their work in Open Access journals. This advancement aims to promote the widespread sharing of research with society at large, eliminating the barriers of subscription fees."

Christian Box, Head of Academic & Research Markets at Karger Publishers, added: “We are incredibly proud to have established this agreement with MAHE for the next 5 years. The partnership is an important step for Karger in supporting open access growth in India and we are delighted to be working with such a prestigious research institution in achieving that goal."

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