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When you publish with De Gruyter, your content will be published simultaneously in print and electronic formats.

Thus, it will be retrievable by the latest search engines and search technology, CrossRef Forward Linking, bibliographical databases, and abstracting and indexing services.

Your publication will also be hosted on our integrated content platform, making it easy to access and search for the global research community.

ScholarOne, our electronic manuscript submission system, helps save journal and anthology contributors valuable time by accelerating the publication process.

No matter whether you are an author, expert/reviewer, or member of an editorial board, electronic manuscript submission enables convenient access via the Internet and flexible planning options.


These documents provide important guidelines for the drafting of manuscripts as well as for their submission to De Gruyter for publication.

Additional instructions that supplement these general guidelines may apply depending on the specific subject area.

The authors of journal articles should consult the journal's homepage first to see if there are specific instructions for manuscript submissions.



> Guidelines for drafting manuscripts
Word Index Function

With the following documents we supply our authors with essential information for the preparation and delivery of image data.

This is aimed at creating the best possible image quality in all (digital and analog) publication media.

> Instructions for delivery of image data
Translator pixel-mm-dpi



De Gruyter has developed a Corporate Design for book covers, marketing materials, and business stationery in order to unify its image and brand presence across all products.

In addition, the internal layout of our books and journals was also revised, linking each of our authors’ works together into a cohesive form and providing them with a distinct corporate identity.

In this redesign, our goal was to ensure a clear and precise typographical layout. Anchored by our new typeface De Gruyter Meta Science, created in cooperation with renowned design agency Edenspiekermann, this new style provides a striking font design and a dynamic size scheme that ensures a clear typographical layout. The visual appeal of your work is ensured, both in print and electronically.

To see how these changes have visually changed the look of your work with us, please browse the table below:




The Style Guide contains

  • detailed typography
  • layout specifications
  • information on our custom typeface family
  • proper font sizes
  • line spacing.
The Style Guide also explains standard and specific book and journal layouts.

> De Gruyter Style Guide

The following sample pages demonstrate numerous aspects of the Style Guide in action, including an illustration of each specific format and their associated layout rules.

If you have questions or are uncertain about the use of certain style elements, please contact your editor.

> Sample Pages (Books)
> Sample Pages (Journals)

Our new, custom typography is based on the typeface family Meta. It features a complete set of Latin, Greek, and phonetic Unicode characters.

The DG Meta Science typeface family is comprised of:

  • DG Icons
  • DG Meta Science-Bold
  • DG Meta Science-BoldItalic
  • DG Meta Science-Regular
  • DG Meta Science-RegularItalic
  • DG MetaSerif Science-Bold
  • DG MetaSerif Science-BoldItalic
  • DG MetaSerif Science-Regular
  • DG MetaSerif Science-RegularItalic

> View more information and the lists of all characters for each font in the Font Documentation



To help you apply the Style Guide to your manuscripts, we have developed InDesign and Word templates, along with LaTeX support, which can be used to create CRC in the form of a PDF document. Templates for books and journals in each standard format are available.

Note: All templates are based on the DG Meta Science typeface, which can be obtained from your contact person at De Gruyter. Without access to this typeface, the templates are unable to produce the proper Camera-Ready Copy.

1. InDesign Templates

InDesign templates are available in the IDML file format in order to ensure compatibility for users who do not have the latest version of InDesign installed. The PDF files are included with the template downloads:



Books - Indesign Format 155 x 230mm Journals - Indesign Format 155 x 230mm
Books - Indesign Format 170 x 240mm Journals - Indesign Format 155 x 230mm

2. Word Templates

Designed primarily for the creation of CRC, templates are available in DOT and DOTM formats, which are compatible with the following versions of Microsoft Word:

  • DOT = Word 2002/2003
  • DOTM = Word 2007/2010

Before using the templates, please read the template instructions.

To use them correctly, you will need macros enabled, in addition to DG Meta Science installed.



Books - Word Format 155 x 230mm Journals - Word Format 155 x 230mm
Books - Word Format 170 x 240mm Journals - Word Format 201 x 280mm
Word Template Instructions – Books Word Template Instructions – Journals

3. LaTeX

The “dgruyter package” assists in preparing manuscripts for De Gruyter with {\LaTeX}. It provides some special commands for journal papers as well as for books and generates the required appearance. Together with corresponding font packages, it allows you to produce CRCs in the final layout of De Gruyter books and journal articles.

> LaTeX package

To get the package style file 'dgruyter.sty' and the index style files 'dgruyter.ist' and 'dgruyter.xdy', execute: latex dgruyter.ins.
To get the documentation 'dgruyter.pdf', execute: pdflatex dgruyter.dtx (at least twice).