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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 "Swiss Medical Weekly" is supported by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss Medical Association (FMH).

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)

Throughout 146 years of its existence, the Swiss Medical Weekly has played a decisive role in Swiss clinical research.

Discover topics from the early years

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

Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Douglas Hanahan, Ph.D.

Director, Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC); Professor of Molecular Oncology, School of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

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

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

Senior editors

Prof. Dr. med. André P. Perruchoud, Basel

Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Suter, Geneva

Emeritus Professor of Medicine of the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Your contacts in the editing company

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

Gisela Wagner
Editorial office

e-mail: Gisela Wagner
tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 52


Swiss Medical Weekly

Mode of publication: continuous online publication

ISSN: 1424-3997

Title abbreviation: Swiss Med Wkly

Abstracted/indexed in Index Medicus / MEDLINE; Current Contents / Science Citation Index; EMBASE; Excerpta Medica; Reference Update

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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



Ruedi Bienz

Managing director
e-mail: Ruedi Bienz
Tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 65

Dr. med. Natalie Marty

Head of publications
e-mail: Natalie Marty
Tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 50

Dr. med. et lic. phil. Bruno Kesseli

Editor in chief Swiss Medical Journal
e-mail: Bruno Kesseli
Tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 51

Dr. phil. II Karin Würz

Manager of marketing and communication
e-mail: Karin Würz
Tel. +41 (0)61 467 85 49

Open access license

"Swiss Medical Weekly" is an open access publication of EMH 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:

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