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Open Access


De Gruyter and its imprint De Gruyter Open publish fully open access journals and books, which means that all articles and chapters are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication free of charge for the reader.

Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Benefits of open access for authors include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints

Authors of journal articles and book chapters in collected volumes and series titles that are not open access also have the option of making their accepted articles freely accessible on De Gruyter Online.

To make your work available in open access, please contact the respective editorial office at De Gruyter Open or at De Gruyter (for hybrid open access). Then, you will be guided through the whole procedure including the invoicing.

> Our service for open access authors


We offer the following open access models:

  • Author pays: Under this model, publishing costs are borne by the author or the author’s affiliated institution.
  • Society pays: Under this model, content is free to the reader, and costs are borne by the publisher of the journal (series) owner or supporting organization.
  • Hybrid Open Access: Under this model a mixture of traditionally published and open access articles will be available together within the online version of journals and ebooks.


> How to ensure the quality of Open Access Publications / Abstracting and Indexing
> Open Access Publications on De Gruyter Online
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