Introducing Thieme’s Latest Open Access Journal: "Ultrasound International Open"

Press Release | Thieme Publishing Group | October 26, 2014

New York, NY, October 26, 2014 --( Thieme is excited to announce the latest addition to their open access publishing program, "Ultrasound International Open" (UIO). Edited by an international group of ultrasound experts, this open access journal covers the field of interdisciplinary ultrasound in medicine and biology and will publish four times a year starting in 2015. The journal will be presented for the first time during “Ultraschall 2014” beginning on October, 29th in Innsbruck, Austria. Manuscript submissions are being accepted from this day forward.

Publishing Editor Volker Niem excitedly says: “Ultrasound International Open will go a long way toward fulfilling the growing need for open access content within the ultrasound specialty. I am very pleased that we are able to provide the medical ultrasound community with this open access publication.”

"Ultrasound International Open" nicely complements Thieme’s subscription journal "European Journal of Ultrasound" (Ultraschall in der Medizin). Authors interested in publishing in UIO can find all necessary information at Thieme Open ( This website provides authors with a comprehensive overview of the numerous open-access publishing options provided by Thieme.

“The Open Access program at Thieme is flourishing, and "Ultrasound International Open" will surely be a favorite among practitioners in the field of interdisciplinary ultrasound. Thieme is committed to providing authors with a range of publication options so that they can meet the requirements of their institutions and funding organizations,” comments Frauke Gisela Ralf, Vice President Open Access at Thieme Publishing Group.

The announcement of the creation of "Ultrasound International Open" also coincides with the international Open Access Week. Frauke Gisela Ralf adds: “The Open Access Week is an increasingly important annual event in the calendars of all STM publishers. It is a great achievement that we can now offer our authors an open access outlet for the ultrasound community.”

Thieme Publishing Group continuously expands its Open Access portfolio. Authors can currently choose from twelve journals dedicated entirely to open access. Additionally, Thieme has been offering print authors an online publication option since 2006. Authors can choose to publish articles that appear in Thieme subscription journals on the online journal platform, making them freely and immediately available online upon publication of the print issue. All articles published in Open Access journals are available to read for free via Thieme E-Journals.

About "Ultrasound International Open"

"Ultrasound International Open" (UIO) is an open access journal in the field of interdisciplinary ultrasound. It covers all the latest developments in ultrasound in medicine and biology, with an emphasis on clinical applications. UIO publishes original research articles and reviews, as well as illustrated case reports highlighting unique or unusual clinical cases.

"Ultrasound International Open" offers authors the opportunity to share their latest results quickly with its online submission system and rapid online publication. All articles submitted to UIO undergo rigorous peer-review by leading international specialists. Authors will also benefit from the high-quality editorial services provided by Thieme, in addition to usage marketing and publicity to ensure wide visibility and readership.

Manuscript submissions are being accepted from the end of October at:

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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