It is Open Access Week! Open Access Week is a global event a global event for the academic and research community to let them continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. This year's Open Access Week theme of "Open in Action" is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same. Take action yourself and publish in our Open Access journals now! 



Welcome to Thieme Open

Thieme Open is the gateway to the open access journal content from the Thieme Publishing Group.  It covers both fully open access journals, as well as articles published on an open access basis in our subscription journals. All open access content published by Thieme is freely and permanently available online for everyone, increasing the visibility, usage and impact of your work.

As you would expect from Thieme, all our open access journals are subject to thorough, independent peer review. Our open access articles meet the same high quality of editorial, author and production services you have gotten used to from Thieme.  Check out the latest content below and see for yourself!


Featured Open Access Articles

Craniocervical Posture in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)

Chaiane Facco Piccin, Daniela Pozzebon, Fabricio Scapini, Eliane Castilhos Rodrigues CorrĂȘa

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is characterized by repeated episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep. The objective of this study is to verify the craniofacial characteristics and craniocervical posture of OSA and healthy subjects, determining possible relationships with the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI).Read more.

Upper Limb Multifactorial Movement Analysis in Brachial Plexus Birth Injury (Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury)

Jorg Bahm

Multifactorial motion analysis was first established for gait and then developed in the upper extremity. Recordings of infrared light reflecting sensitive passive markers in space, combined with surface eletromyographic recordings and/or transmitted forces, allow eclectic study of muscular coordination in the upper limb. We describe the technical development and examination setup to evaluate motion impairment and present first clinical results.Read more.

Publication Productivity for Academic Ophthalmologists and Academic Ophthalmology Departments in the United States: an Analytical Report (Journal of Clinical and Academic Ophthalmology)

Craig R. Thiessen, Garrett T. Venable, Nick C. Ridenhour, Natalie C. Kerr

Bibliometric profiles were created for 2,824 ophthalmologists from 110 nonmilitary departments. Profiles included the h-index and m-quotient calculated from an online citation database. Comparisons between academic rank, gender, region, and subspecialty were performed. Departments were ranked by the summation as well as the mean of h-indices for each faculty member.Read more.

Osteoid Osteoma of the Intercondylar Notch: An Uncommon Cause of Knee Stiffness (Journal of Knee Surgery Reports)

Rachel M. Frank, Peter Nissen Chalmers, Brian J. Cole, Steven Gitelis

The presence of an osteoid osteoma in a periarticular or intra-articular location about the knee is rare. Osteoid osteoma of the knee may be present with nonspecific complaints including knee pain, stiffness, effusions, and atrophy. Depending on the clinical setting, these symptoms could represent a variety of different diagnoses, including meniscal pathology, chondral pathology, synovitis, or Plica syndrome. In this article, we present the unique case of an osteoid osteoma within the intercondylar notch of the knee that underwent a significant delay in diagnosis and several unnecessary procedures due to misdiagnosis.  Read more.


Aseptic Meningitis with Craniopharyngioma Resection: Consideration after Endoscopic Surgery (Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports)

Jenny X. Chen, Blake C. Alkire, Allen C. Lam, William T. Curry, Eric H. Holbrook

While bacterial meningitis is a concerning complication after endoscopic skull base surgery, the diagnosis can be made without consideration for aseptic meningitis. This article aims to (1) present a patient with recurrent craniopharyngioma and multiple postoperative episodes of aseptic meningitis and (2) discuss the diagnosis and management of aseptic meningitis. Read more.

Latest Open Access Articles