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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.

In order to help you with compilation of your manuscript, we offer the manuscript template. The template is compatible with Word 2007 or higher and contains basic style formats that fulfill our requirements with respect to structure, typography and layout. The manuscript template uses the system fonts Times New Roman and Arial.



> Guidelines for drafting manuscripts
Word Index Function
> Manuscript template
> Manuscript template user manual

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 create the final print PDF according to the Style Guide, we have developed InDesign and Word templates, along with LaTeX support.

Note: All templates are based on the DG Meta Science typeface, which can be obtained from your contact person at De Gruyter after the publishing contract has been signed.

1. InDesign Templates

InDesign templates are available in CS6 and 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:

Attention: Without access to the DG Meta Science typeface, the generation of the final print PDF via the template is not possible!



Books - InDesign Format 155 x 230mm Journals - InDesign Format 155 x 230mm
Books - InDesign Format 170 x 240mm Journals - InDesign Format 210 x 280mm

2. Word Templates

Designed solely for the creation of the final print PDF file (CRC), templates are available in DOTM format, which is compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 and upwards. Please note that using the templates with Word for Mac is only possible to a limited extent.

Before using the templates, please read the user manual. To use them correctly, you will need to have macros enabled, in addition to DG Meta Science installed.

Attention: Without access to the DG Meta Science typeface, the generation of the final print PDF via the template is not possible!



Books - Word Template Journals - Word Template
Word template user manual – Books Word template user manual – Journals

3. LaTeX

The Degruyter LaTeX package has two basic functions:

  1. Assistance in preparing manuscripts for De Gruyter
  2. Assistance in producing the final print PDF-file (CRC) in the required layout of De Gruyter books and journal articles.
    Attention: When preparing the final print PDF the corresponding font package of DG Meta Science is required! Without this typeface, the template is unable to produce the proper print PDF.

> 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).