The Publisher

The independent academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at an over 260 year history. The De Gruyter Group, which includes the publishing houses of De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Open, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, and De Gruyter Saur, publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, medicine, natural sciences, and law, more than 650 journals, and a variety of digital media. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

The importance of combining high quality publications with the widest possible dissemination of content is not only important to today’s scholars and researchers, but it’s important to us. Publishing Open Access (OA) with De Gruyter gives authors access to premium editorial support and online publishing services, and equally important, gives institutions the opportunity to create the best OA program for their library.

Giving institutions the freedom to build an OA program that best fits the needs of their faculty, students, and staff is what prompted us to create a new OA business model. Libraries can now provide OA funds for their researchers to make specific De Gruyter content available as Open Access.

De Gruyter’s new Open Access program supports an unrestricted digital research environment and consists of the following key components:

  • Completeness: all De Gruyter journals are included, as well as book publications for individual open access chapters
  • Flexibility: single article purchase or volume discount for OA article packages
  • Honesty: no expiration date for purchased OA article packages
  • Quality: no impact on peer-review
  • Visibility: funding body displayed in article and article metadata
  • Transparency: quarterly report with published OA articles

Open Access content published with De Gruyter means:

Quality Assurance 

  • Hands-on and collaboration and support from De Gruyter editors – VIP treatment through every stage
  • Qualified editorial boards
  • Organized Peer-review
  • Highly rated publications with impact factors


  • Easy Submission through professional systems
  • Fast- turnaround and speed of online publication (approximately four months for a book) and Ahead-of-Print content
  • Professional typesetting
  • Every publication in print and electronic format
  • Free of charge color figures in all formats in all our journals 

Marketing and Distribution

  • 140 Abstracting and Indexing partners for 383 different databases
  • State-of-the-art online platform
  • eToc Alerts and Newsletters for all publications
  • Marketing campaigns to libraries and researchers worldwide
  • International sales and marketing channels (Direct, Online, Rights & E-Licensing, Conferences, Publicity)