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
“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
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
e-mail: supporting association
Board of the SMW supporting association
Prof. Manuel Battegay
Prof. Idris Guessous
Prof. Ludwig T. Heuss
Prof. Christiane Pauli Magnus
Prof. André P. Perruchoud
Dr. Carlos Quinto
Dr. Kaspar Traub