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Redesiging De Gruyter Online


With the platform release on July 19, 2016, the next step towards a responsive design has been completed. From now on, De Gruyter Online automatically adjusts itself to the size of the display of the device.
During the reminder of the year, further steps will be taken to optimize the mobile display on the various end user devices.

De Gruyter Online to go (Click on the image to get a better view)


Starting with the new release on June 9th, the structure of the product and content pages of books and journals has been modified. We merged the previously separated pages into one. This way, the content is easier accessible and clearly presented.

You will find product information such as “Aims and Scopes”, “Submission of Manuscripts”, “Abstracting & Indexing” etc., previously located on the product page on different tabs, now presented in a clearly structured display in a list format. The navigation on the left hand side allows the immediate use of content without forcing you to go to a separate content page thus granting easy access.

At a glance. (Click on the image to get a better view)


Release on April 21, 2016. With this release we laid the technical bases to make De Gruyter Online responsive. You will probably have noticed the change immediately when accessing De Gruyter Online: our website is now taking the full width of your browser window. If you mimize the window, part of the the texts will also get smaller.

What's new... (Click on the image to get a better view)




In the next step, we will define breaking points for the rest of the website elements. Images will move and rescale automatically, menus will fold in or link lists will get smaller. It will take a few weeks to get there - we hope you will bear with us! Please excuse the design glitches on smaller screens. We are working on solving them, and look forward to presenting you the results in early summer.

Some of you may find a colorful suprise - can you see the buttons in teal color? How do you like them? Let us know what you think at redesign [ at ] degruyter.com.


Since January 2016, we are working on a complete redesign of De Gruyter Online. The objective is to make our website responsive, and thus easily accessible for all kinds of electronic devices.

We are looking forward to offering you our journals and books mobile-friendly as of summer 2016.


During the course of the year, you might notice some smaller changes in layout and design as we procced. A button will have a new color, a link will move from the right to the left site.

All of those changes are part of the incremental work we are doing to get to a responsive design of De Gruyter Online.

On this page, we would like to accompany you throughout this process, and provide you with an idea of what is planned in the next few weeks.


However, as with all construction works, you might encounter a few glitches on the way there.

Although we will test any update to the platform in advance, there might still be some errors in the display of images or texts from time to time which we will clear as fast as possible after their occurrence.

You can help us improving De Gruyter Online: if you discover a problem, please send us your feedback to redesign [ at ] degruyter.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you very much for your understanding.

Your De Gruyter Online Team