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Meticulous peer-review

Authors retain copyright

Flexible reuse policy
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives (CC BY NC ND) license

Increased visibility and readership
De Gruyter Open distributes the full-text content of all its journals and books  to thousands of libraries worldwide, discovery services (such as Ex-Libris), open access directories (such as DOAJ and DOAB ). Such robust exposure increases the traffic to the publications  and allows for extensive search for information.

Increased and accelerated citations
Open access not only brings better readership and visibility of research but also increases citations to those articles. The immediate and full access to the content results in faster citations as compared to subscription journals.

No space constraints

Funder mandates
The increasing burden on libraries from subscription payments, has led to introduction of mandates imposed by funders. Such mandates require that publicly funded research should be made freely available to everyone. Growing number of national and international funding institutions provide grants for authors to pay for publication in open access. The following institutions have already introduced open access mandates or secured funds for publication in open access journals.

Extensive promotion of best articles