Karger Publishers, officially named S. Karger AG, is an international publishing house for medicine and the natural sciences in Switzerland which was founded in 1890. Karger specializes in research and clinical medicine covering the entire spectrum of human medicine. Karger maintains highest-quality standards in production and content by publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts only. Karger produces approx. 80 journals, 40 book series and numerous non-serial book titles per year, primarily in English, covering both the traditional fields of medicine as well as the new and upcoming subjects of interest.

Subjects Coverage

Allergy; Anatomy, Embryology, Histology & Cytology; Andrology; Anaesthesiology; Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology; Communication Disorders; Complementary Medicine; Dental Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Gerontology; Gynaecology, Haematology; Virology; Cardiovascular System; Dermatology; Genetics; Immunology; Molecular Biology; Nephrology; Neurology / Neurobiology; Nutrition; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Pharmaceutics; Psychiatry; Neurosurgery; O & G; Oncology; Pathology; Oto-Rhino-Laryngology; Phonetics; Physiology; Sports Medicine; Paediatrics; Radiology; Respiratory Systems,  Pneumology; Urology, Veterinary Medicine; Rheumatology / Musculoskeletal System; Zoology.

Four Generations – A Short History of Karger Publishers

The five portraits below of the founder, his successors and the current CEO succinctly summarize the company’s development over four generations from 1890 and the first book publication in Berlin, Germany to today’s globally active publishing house in Basel, Switzerland, with a publishing program of 105 journals as well as 50 new book releases per year.

For those interested in the full story of 125 years of medical and scientific publishing, the richly illustrated Festschrift chronicles how the company evolved in much more detail, placing its unique history in the context of world events as well as medical, scientific and technical progress made in those years. Available online as a free cover-to-cover PDF, the anniversary publication can also be ordered as a hard-cover book.