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Open Access

De Gruyter Open publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the internet free to read, download and share to all users immediately upon publication.

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

For submission & editorial guidelines, please check the website of the individual journal.

Hybrid Open Access

In order to support innovations in scientific publishing De Gruyter has introduced an enhanced feature in its publications: De Gruyter Open Library.

Authors of journal articles and book chapters in collected volumes and series titles have the option of making their accepted articles freely accessible on our website.

De Gruyter Open Library is offered in addition to the subscription or purchase-based publication channels, which remain free of charge to authors. This results in a mixture of traditionally published and open access articles within the online version 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.

De Gruyter Open Library is only available to authors whose articles or chapters have been accepted for publication. Therefore, all submitted papers will continue to undergo the established, entirely independent peer-review processes.

Authors who have previously published their work in De Gruyter journals will also be entitled to apply for their papers to be retrospectively included in the De Gruyter Open Library publishing program.

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