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Authors of journal articles and book chapters have the option of making their accepted articles freely accessible on degruyter.com.

This will result in traditionally published and open access articles both published within the online versions of journals and ebooks. 

Open access articles and chapters will be clearly indicated on the online list of contents. Online, print and combined subscription options will continue to be available to institutions and individuals.

Hybrid open access is only available to authors after their articles or chapters have undergone the established, entirely independent peer-review processes, and have been accepted for publication. 

Authors who have previously published their work in De Gruyter journals will also be entitled to apply for their papers to be retroactively published in open access.

How it works

In order to make your article/chapter available in open access you will be asked to sign a License to Publish agreement and submit it with your corrected proofs.

The majority of open access content on degruyter.com is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs license, which means authors retain the copyright to their work.

Users can read, copy and distribute the work in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes, provided the authors and the journal/book are appropriately credited.

Under this license, users are not allowed to remix, transform or build upon the published material.

De Gruyter is fully compliant with the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK and other funders’ mandates and will provide authors with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license when requested.

To make your work available in open access, please contact the appropriate Editorial Office. You will then be guided through the whole procedure including the invoicing.

Article and Chapter Processing Charges:

Authors or their institutions or funding agencies will be asked to pay the following amounts:

€2,000  per article irrespective of the discipline

€1,500 per chapter irrespective of the discipline

Hybrid Open Access contributions also qualify for Institutional Membership discounts.

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