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The Publishing House

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.

Publishing Departments

The publishing divisions are separated into the following departments:

President Publishing: Dr. Anke Beck

Languages, Literature & Humanities:
Senior Editorial Director Ancient Studies and Philosophy: Michiel Klein Swormink
Senior Editorial Director History: Martin Rethmeier
Senior Editorial Director Library and Information Science & Reference: Dr. Alice Keller
Editorial Director De Gruyter Mouton: Dr. Uri Tadmor 
Editorial Director General Reference: Bettina Bartz
Editorial Director Literary & Cultural Studies: Dr. Manuela Gerlof
Editorial Director Philosophy: Dr. Gertrud Grünkorn
Editorial Director Religious Studies: Dr. Albrecht Döhnert

STM & Legals:
Senior Editorial Director Art & Architecture: Ulrich Schmidt
Senior Editorial Director Chemistry & Materials Sciences: Karin Sora
Senior Editorial Director Mathematics, Physics & Engineering: Alexander N. Greene
Senior Editorial Director Medicine & Life Sciences: Dr. Till Meinert
Senior Editorial Director Legal & Economics: Jan Martin Schmidt
Editorial Director Engineering: Angelika Sperlich
Editorial Director Mathematics & Physics: Dr. Konrad Kieling

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a global scientific publishing house De Gruyter is committed to the widest distribution of its journals to non-profit institutions in developing countries. Through agreements with worldwide organizations we ensure that academic knowledge is accessible at greatly reduced or no cost. De Gruyter is delighted to be part of such initiatives that aim to increase dissemination opportunities for research produced in emerging nations and to bring this scholarly material to the global academic community.



Through an agreement between the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and De Gruyter, eligible countries in Africa and Asia may purchase nationwide online access for its network of libraries and researchers. http://www.inasp.info/


In cooperation with the World Health Organisation, De Gruyter is a participant in HINARI, which provides free or low cost online access to journals in biomedical and related social sciences across Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. http://www.who.int/hinari/en/