Rights and Permissions

The Walter de Gruyter publishing group, which includes the imprints De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Saur, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Akademie and Birkhäuser, is known throughout the world as a leading publisher of academic literature.

De Gruyter publishes high-quality content across a range of subject areas including architecture, language and linguistics, philosophy, theology and religious studies, art, classical and ancient studies, history, academic and library reference, library and information science, medicine and natural sciences, mathematics and physics, law and Jewish studies. Our content is highly regarded by publishers worldwide who regularly purchase translation rights for our titles.


If you would like to acquire a license for one of our titles, please feel free to browse our website to identify titles that may be of interest for your own publishing program. Feel free to contact us, if you are interested in obtaining a translation license for any of our titles. We are happy to assist also if you want to require any additional information to a title or need recommendations for suitable titles for your publishing program.

Our current Rights Catalog contains a selection of our most appealing titles from our program. Of course, it is also possible to obtain licenses for our other publications.
For all inquiries regarding licensing, please contact:

E-Mail: rights@degruyter.com
Fax: +49 (0) 30 260 05-264

Permission requests

If you wish to reproduce reprints from any of our content in your publications, you are welcome to obtain permission. You may receive permission either directly through our partner Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) under http://www.copyright.com/.

If you need further assistance, please reach out to info@copyright.com.

Please be aware that fees will usually be charged for the reproduction or translation of material held under copyright. Payment in advance is required and any permission, which remains unpaid after 30 days, will be considered void.