De Gruyter Open Library
In order to support innovations in scientific publishing De Gruyter is pleased to announce the introduction of an enhanced feature in its publications: De Gruyter Open Library. Effective immediately, authors of journal articles and book chapters in collected volumes and series titles have the option of making their accepted articles freely accessible on our website.
De Gruyter Open Library will be offered in addition to the subscription or purchase-based publication channels, which remain free of charge to authors. This will result in a mixture of traditionally published and open access articles within the online version of journals and ebooks. Open access articles will be clearly indicated on the online's list of contents. Online, print and combined subscription options will continue to be available to institutions and individuals.
De Gruyter Open Library is only available to authors whose articles have been accepted for publication. Therefore, all submitted papers will continue to undergo the established, entirely independent peer-review processes.
The purpose of De Gruyter Open Library is to allow for research funding agencies to shift budgets from supporting subscription and book acquisitions to funding the publication of articles at the author’s choice. Therefore, De Gruyter guarantees that subscription prices in the case of journals and book prices will be lowered according to the share of open access income compared to the original calculation of the title. If the publisher’s calculation for a specific book was for example a sales line of 10,000 Euro and a minimum of 20% of the income is generated through open access fees, the price of the book will be lowered by 20%.
In addition to publication on the website, articles included in De Gruyter Open Library will be archived in an open access repository.
Authors who have previously published their work in De Gruyter journals will also be entitled to apply for their papers to be retrospectively included in the De Gruyter open access publishing program.
De Gruyter Open Library Details
Upon acceptance for publication, authors may sign up for open access by downloading the De Gruyter Open Library License Agreement, and submitting the completed agreement along with their corrected proofs.
The authors, or their institutions or funding agencies, are required to pay an access fee. This fee is 1,750 Euro (currently $2,450)
Copyright and License Agreement
Authors opting for De Gruyter Open Library retain the copyright to their article but are required to sign the De Gruyter Open Library License Agreement, certifying that they are the original authors and warranting the integrity and lawfulness of the article.
The order must be placed and payment received in full with the final proofs, prior to publication. The contact author for the article (or his/her institution) should place the order.
The currency stated on the invoice is automatically generated according to the address of the payer as identified in the order form. Customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico are charged in US dollars, and customers in all other countries are charged in Euro.
For more details about De Gruyter’s Open Access program please click here.