De Gruyter is now offering as an additional service the print delivery of journals produced by its four publisher partners. This new service applies to over 40 journals that are already distributed electronically by De Gruyter from the following publishers: Dr. Otto Schmidt, Sellier European Law Publishers, Transcript, and Böhlau.
This expanded cooperation in the area of delivery is a response to current trends in the academic journal market, which is increasingly dominated by subscription agents.
"As an important intermediary has fallen to the wayside, libraries are currently afraid that they won't be able to master the challenge of renewing their subscriptions," says Dr. Sven Fund, Managing Director of De Gruyter. "Together with our partners, we are adding print delivery as a service in order to provide our customers with a high degree of security and dependability."
Prof. Felix Hey, the managing partner of the publisher Dr. Otto Schmidt, explains: "We're pleased that De Gruyter has reacted quickly and is strengthening our existing channels for print delivery. This will allow us to support all of our customers effectively." A total of eight journals, including the esteemed Monatsschrift für Deutsches Recht [Monthly Journal of German Law], are available from Dr. Otto Schmidt.
All journals are included in the current price list for 2015 and can be viewed at De Gruyter Online. De Gruyter currently offers a total of 765 journals.