Starting in 2015 the natural sciences journal Zeitschrift für Naturforschung (ZfN) will be published by De Gruyter. The journal was originally founded in 1946 by Hans Friedrich-Freksa and Alfred Klemm at the Tübingen institutes of the Max Planck Society (formerly the Kaiser Wilhelm Society).
"The acquisition of Zeitschrift für Naturforschung means a considerable expansion of our catalog in the natural sciences," says Dr. Anke Beck, President of Publishing at De Gruyter. "It also considerable augments our international profile in physics, chemistry, and the analytical biosciences."
Zeitschrift für Naturforschung will be published both in print and online in three parts: "A – Physical Sciences", "B – Chemical Sciences," and "C – Biosciences."
Alfred Klemm, the founder and owner of the journal's former publisher (Verlag der Zeitschrift für Naturforschung), passed away in 2013. Klemm's children wanted to ensure that the work of their father would be preserved long into the future. "We believe that De Gruyter is the perfect new home for Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. At De Gruyter the journal will have an excellent opportunity to thrive," says Tamina Greifeld, managing director of the journal's publisher and spokesperson for the heirs to the journal.