Platinum Open Access

Swiss Medical Weekly, which began publication in 1871 as “Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Aerzte”, is an international peer-reviewed medical journal following the Platinum Open Access model. Platinum Open Access means that the articles are published fully open access and that the journal does not charge any APCs (article-processing charges).


The quality of SMW publications is guaranteed by a consistent policy of rigorous single-blind peer review. All editorial decisions are made by research-active academics. The large number of reviews fills its pages with a wide range of cutting edge but also established themes.

The Swiss Medical Weekly is the official scientific publication of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine, the Swiss Society of Infectiology, the Swiss Society of Rheumatology and the Swiss Society of Pulmonary Hypertension.

Previous titles:

Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Aerzte (1871-1919)

Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift / Journal Suisse de Médecine (Schweiz Med Wochenschr) (1920-2000)

The Swiss Medical Weekly has played a decisive role in Swiss clinical research.

Discover topics from the early years

Metrics

Swiss Medical Weekly in "Dimensions": most cited articles

Swiss Medical Weekly in "Google Scholar": h5 index = 33


Editorial board

Prof. Dr. med. Adriano Aguzzi
Editor in chief

Institute Director, Institute of Neuropathology, UniversitätsSpital Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Manuel Battegay
Deputy editor in chief

Chief of the Division for Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Jean-Michel Dayer
Editor

Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Christian Seiler, MHA, FACS
Editor

Co-chairman of cardiology at the University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. André P. Perruchoud
Senior editor

Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Suter
Senior editor

Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland


Your contacts

Natalie Marty, MD
Head of publications

e-mail: Natalie Marty
tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 50

Katharina Blatter, Dr. phil.
Managing editor

e-mail: Katharina Blatter
Tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 25

Eveline Maegli
Editorial office

e-mail: Eveline Maegli
tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 52


Supporting association

"Platinum Open Access" means the publication of scientific content without costs for the authors and without costs for the readers. The editorial and publishing costs are borne by sponsors.

In the author-pays model, the costs are merely shifted from the readers to the authors. For Open Access journals, APCs (Article Processing Charges) can become an attractive business model that poses a major threat to the independence of editorial decisions: the more articles accepted, the higher the income for the journal. The exponential increase in the number of so-called "predatory publishers" in recent years clearly shows the dangers of this new business model.

The Swiss Medical Weekly has pledged to follow the Platinum Open Access model. No publication fees are charged to authors. As a result, the only criteria for the acceptance of a manuscript submitted to the Swiss Medical Weekly are its ­scientific soundness, its novelty, and its usefulness to the readership. No other considerations play any role in the editorial decision process, and – crucially – all financial issues are removed from the equation.

A supporting association was founded whose purpose is to support and finance the Swiss Medical Weekly as a "Platinum Open Access" publication and to ensure the editorial independence of the journal.

The following institutions have agreed to join the SMW supporting association:

Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS)

Swiss Medical Association (FMH)

University Hospital Zürich

University Hospital Basel

GZO Spital Wetzikon

Solothurner Spitäler AG

Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera Italiana


Open access license

"Swiss Medical Weekly" is an open access publication published in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons licence attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International. You are free to share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

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"Non-commercial" means not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation. The incorporation of publications in commercial products, the use of publications to advertise for commercial products or services and any other usage that directly or indirectly pursues commercial interests is subject to the express previous consent of the publishing house as part of a written agreement.

Please send us your request in writing. Exact indication of the publication from which you would like to reproduce material and detailed information about its intended use help to facilitate and expedite request processing.

 

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Imprint

Swiss Medical Weekly

Mode of publication: continuous online publication

ISSN: 1424-3997

Title abbreviation: Swiss Med Wkly

Abstracted/indexed in Index Medicus / MEDLINE; Dimensions; Current Contents / Science Citation Index; EMBASE

Formerly: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift (1920-2000, ISSN: 0036-7672, eISSN 1424-3997) and Correspondenz-Blatt für Schweizer Ärzte (1871-1919, ISSN 0366-5461)

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Editing company

EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd.
Farnsburgerstrasse 8
CH-4132 Muttenz
Tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 55
Fax +41 (0)61 467 85 56
e-mail: EMH
www.emh.ch

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