We have moved!
On this website, you can now find all title information and the complete electronic contents for De Gruyter journals and books under one roof. All De Gruyter databases and eBookPLUS publications will follow swiftly: until August 30th 2012 you can access all electronic reference works in their usual place before they will also move over here.
We regret any inconvenience caused by the switch to our new web presence and thank you for bearing with us so far. Please let us assure you that we keep doing the utmost to offer all our services on the level of the customary quality you can expect from us at any time.
In the following, you can find all you need to know about the switch:
Have you got specific questions about the new De Gruyter Online?
How do I access De Gruyter databases until August 30th 2012, when they will move to this platform as well?
Please keep accessing the De Gruyter databases using the familiar access URLs starting with http://refworks.reference-global.com/. These URLs remain valid for the time being. For more information, see our FAQs regarding the switch for librarians.
Search queries taken out on the new platform already include database contents. However, since the content has not moved to the new platform yet, the actual entries will not be accessible.
What has changed?
Title research and electronic content under one roof:
- Due to merging title information and electronic contents under one roof, the new website completely replaces the former Reference Global platform.
New user interface:
- The new page structure improves navigation. It is simpler, more intuitive and designed to meet our users' different information needs.
- The user interface is easy to operate from mobile devices.
Improved search functions:
- Searches for publications and for content happen in the same place. The user is able to choose whether to search through publications or content.
- The criteria for displaying search results have been optimized.
- Searches are faster.
Navigation between titles and content:
- Titles are displayed in such a way that users can see at a glance which print and electronic formats are available for a given title.
- Additional title information – table of contents and preview of first page or abstract - are directly visible, even without full text access to the content.
- Recommended further reading, frequently used search terms and article citations guide users to sources of additional information about research topics.
Improved webshop and more flexible buying options:
- Users are still able to purchase publications from a central webshop.
- It is now also possible to buy individual book chapters, journal articles and, from the end of August 2012 onwards, database entries from the webshop.
- After having bought any electronic publication from the webshop, access to the content is given immediately.
- In the context of our new business model "De Gruyter Select", users can combine individual content items to create a personalized Custom Book (Print on Demand) which - starting by the end of October 2012 - they can buy via the webshop.
- The improved personal user account area offers a variety of functions for working with content: individual notification, notepad functions, saved searches, a virtual bookshelf for titles, chapters, articles and, from the end of August 2012 onwards, database entries and other useful tools.
More direct user contacts via the website:
- The site enables users to discuss certain publications and topics directly with the aid of its comment function or by contributing to the De Gruyter blogs.
- Our business partners can book ad space with us to place advertising banners. Thereby we are creating an opportunity for more direct contacts within the academic community. The banner areas have been selected in such a way that users can still work with De Gruyter content without interference.
- We will be able to create individually structured microsites for our business partners, using selected content items.
Options for personalized alerts will be extended:
- We will continue to provide our newsletter for librarians, Subject Alerts, eTOC Alerts, Citation Alerts and Saved Search Alerts.
- Also available: Ahead of Print Alerts, New Entry Alerts, Book or Journal Package Alerts.
Whom should I contact if I have questions?
Your contact persons from the De Gruyter sales team will be happy to answer all your questions regarding the switch to our new online platform. Alternately, you may eMail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.