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Supporting association

SMW supporting association

The SMW supporting association (“Trägerverein SMW”) is a non-profit organisation in charge of the Swiss Medical Weekly. The supervisory board of the supporting association bears the ultimate responsibility for the journal and its journalistic course. It ensures the editorial independence and quality of the journal.

Diamond Open Access

In order to maintain the editorial independence and control of quality, the SMW supporting association has opted for the “Diamond Open Access” model (also known as Public Service or Platinum Open Access). The entire scientific content of the Swiss Medical Weekly is freely available worldwide. Due to the SMW supporting association, which covers all related costs, the Swiss Medical Weekly remains independent and offers a high-quality journal without any costs for either authors or readers.

The following institutions have joined the SMW supporting association (chronological order):

Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS)

Swiss Medical Association (FMH)

University Hospital Basel

GZO Spital Wetzikon

Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera Italiana

Solothurner Spitäler AG

HFR - Hôpital Fribourgeois

University Department of Geriatric Medicine Felix Platter

Kantonsspital Baselland

Spital Zollikerberg

“Penta Plus”: Kantonsspital Baden, Spitalzentrum Biel, Kantonsspital Graubünden, Spital Simmental-Thun-Saanenland, Kantonsspital Winterthur

Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Swiss Society of Cardiology

Bibliothèque Universitaire de Médecine, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV)

Swiss Society of Emergency and Rescue Medicine

Zuger Kantonsspital

Kantonsspital Aarau

Kantonsspital Münsterlingen and Kantonsspital Frauenfeld (Spital Thurgau)

Swiss Paraplegic Centre and Swiss Paraplegic Research

Spitalregion Luzern-Nidwalden (LUNIS) and Kantonsspital Obwalden

Stadtspital Waid und Triemli, Zürich

Stiftung für wissenschaftliche Forschung am Stadtspital Triemli

Swiss Society of Infectiology

Federal Office of Public Health

Hôpital du Jura

Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine

Hôpital du Valais

Swiss Society of Rheumatology

Swiss Society of Gastroenterology

Kantonsspital St. Gallen

Swiss Medical Network


Supporting the Swiss Medical Weekly

By becoming member of the SMW supporting association your organisation

… gains visibility as a supporting member of the Swiss Medical Weekly and the Open Access community (our website has several thousand visitors each week from all over the world).

… has voting rights in the SMW supporting association.

… helps to maintain a unique information platform for healthcare professionals and (bio-)medical researchers in Switzerland.

… contributes to the further development of the Swiss Medical Weekly and the worldwide Open Access community.

… supports academics and especially young researchers in Switzerland and abroad.

… helps to improve the methodological and reporting standards of (bio-)medical research.

… invests in the advancement of (bio-)medical sciences in Switzerland.

… enables readers worldwide to freely access the large information database of the Swiss Medical Weekly with over 200 peer-reviewed publications each year.



Prof. Manuel Battegay, MD, President of the SMW supporting association

Natalie Marty, MD, MBA, Managing director of the SMW supporting association

Prof. Ludwig T. Heuss, MD, MBA, Vice-president of the SMW supporting association

Jan Roth, MD, MSc, Deputy managing director of the SMW supporting association


Trägerverein Swiss Medical Weekly
c/o Gyr Gössi Olano Staehelin, Advokatur und Notariat
Malzgasse 15
CH-4052 Basel

e-mail: supporting association


Board of the SMW supporting association

Prof. Manuel Battegay

Prof. Idris Guessous

Prof. Ludwig T. Heuss

Gabriela Kaufmann

Prof. Christiane Pauli Magnus

Prof. André P. Perruchoud

Dr. Carlos Quinto

Kristian Schneider

Dr. Kaspar Traub